- Kelli Bosak, MSW, LCSW, Co-Director Integrated Behavioral Health, North Bend Medical Center, Coos Bay, OR
- Brittany Houston, PsyD, Behavioral Science Director, UT Austin Dell Medical School, Austin, TX
- Meghan Fondow, PhD, Director of Behavioral Health, Access Community Health Centers, Madison, WI
- Gabriela Gibson-Lopez, PsyD, Assistant Professor/Clinical, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
- Samantha Kettle, PsyD, Behavioral Scientist, Sutter Family Medicine Residency Program, Sacramento, CA
As integrated care moves towards becoming the standard of care, it is more important than ever to maintain awareness of what level of integration your program is currently practicing. Integrated care involves the primary collaboration between medical and behavioral health providers, but also includes other essential team members such as community health workers, peer support specialists, personal health coaches, promatores and more. There can be a developmental curve describing the level of integration for programs. It is normal to move back and forth in degree of integration as new challenges and opportunities arise. Programs can find themselves moving from ready to not ready and back again with different concerns impacting integration. This presentation will discuss and review common boulders of integration. Boulders are the common, normal, and expected experiences that are a part of interprofessional team collaboration, growth, and adaptation to contextual factors. Boulders include increasing medical provider buy-in, creating BHC templates that allow for balance between pre-scheduled follow ups and warm handoffs, incorporating telemedicine, and increasing buy-in from administration. Strategies to help climb and conquer boulders will be presented for consideration. In addition, there will be opportunities to discuss challenges and growth opportunities in small groups, engaging in problem solving with multidisciplinary peers in the field.
- Understand the shared principles of Primary Care Behavioral Health, theory of change, and levels of integration in development of integrated care.
- Recognize and assess common boulders & opportunities within integrated care that impact the ability to meaningfully change systems of care.
- Identify strategies to enhance growth towards boulders within your interprofessional team.