Washington State Integrated Care Conference May 6 & 7, 2022
- Keynote Presentations
- Policy Resources
- Helpful YouTube stations that can provide a bit more about skills you can learn to better support the community
- Community Behavioral Health: Advocacy & Policy in Washington State presented by Julia O'Connor, MSW
- Behavioral Health Apprecticeship Program presented by Melody McKee
- Behavioral Health Support Specialist Clinical Training Program
- Policy Updates in Washington State and Beyond
- Innovations Resources
- Health Equity Work Resources
- Collaborative Care (CoCM) Resources
American Psychiatric Association (APA) Training
- Watch Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Skills for the PCP (2 hours)
- Watch Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Skills for the Behavioral Health Care Manager (1.5 hours)
The University of Washington Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center
The AIMS Center at the University of Washington is a group of faculty, staff, and consultants dedicated to improving the health of populations by advancing the research and implementation of Collaborative Care, a specific model (CoCM) of integrated care developed at the University of Washington to treat common and persistent mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
The AIMS Center was founded by Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, an internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher who has spent the past twenty years developing innovative integrated care models and translating research on evidence-based behavioral health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice.
The AIMS Center is housed within the Division of Population Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists working on creating effective, integrated behavioral health care solutions.
AIMS Center Office Hours
Join the AIMS Center implementation office hours the third Thursday of every month at 10:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific time. Staffed by seasoned coaches and experts, these office hours are a chance to ask your questions on implementation of Collaborative Care, training staff, caseload management and registry tools, and other aspects of integrated care.
The AIMS Center also offers finance office hours the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific time. Hosted in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association, these office hours are a time to ask general questions about the Financial Modeling Workbook as well as all other billing code and financial sustainability matters.
Collaborative Care Rotation Curriculum for Trainees
The AIMS Center has developed a clinical rotation curriculum to introduce a senior resident to the role of the psychiatric consultant in a collaborative care team. The six modules below cover the fundamentals necessary to assume the role of a psychiatric consultant on a collaborative care team. The content trains a psychiatrist to function in any role at the interface of primary care and mental health and may be useful in programs even where a collaborative care setting isn't available.
- Module 1: Psychiatry Resident Training: Introduction to Collaborative Care
- Module 2: Psychiatry Resident Training: Introduction to MHIP
- Module 3: Psychiatry Resident Training: Collaborative Care Teams
- Module 4: Psychiatry Resident Training: Case Finding, Differential Diagnosis and Case Formulation
- Module 5: Psychiatry Resident Training: Making Recommendations and Treating to Target
- Module 6: Psychiatry Resident Training: Team Building, Workflows, and Quality Improvement
UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Provider Consultation Resources
The University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences provides several provider-to-provider consultation lines to help eligible providers who are seeking clinical advice regarding patients with mental health and/or substance use disorders. All of the consultation lines provide on-demand service and are free for the caller.
- The Psychiatry Consultation Line (PCL) for Adults helps prescribing providers who are seeking clinical advice regarding adult patients (18+) with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
- The Perinatal Mental Health Consultation Line for Providers (PAL for Moms) is a perinatal psychiatry consultation line available to any provider in Washington State wanting consultation, recommendations, and referrals to community resources from a UW psychiatrist with expertise in perinatal mental health.
- The Partnership Access Line (PAL) for Kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital is a child psychiatry consultation program operating in Washington, Wyoming, and Alaska specifically designed to support primary care providers in providing adequate mental health care.
COVID-19 Resources for Providers
- SARS-CoV2 Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19 (Slides from John Scott, MD, MSc, FIDSA ,Maria Corcorran, MD, MPH & Vidya Atluri, MD, PhD
- Anxiety and Distress Management (UW PACC Presentation by Jennifer Erickson, DO, 52-minute recording)
- Extensive resources from the American Psychological Association (APA)
- Resources on telemedicine and telepsychiatry:
- Waivers of Medicare telehealth reimbursement restrictions from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Fact Sheet
- Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP)
- American Telemedicine Association (ATA) including COVID-19 Response Webinar Series
- Telehealth Resources During COVID-19 from the AIMS Center
- Telehealth Tips for Behavioral Health Providers from the AIMS Center
- Free online modules from the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (Northwest MHTTC):
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for COVID
- Guide to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19 from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry
- Empowering and Protecting Your Family During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. David Price, Weill Cornell Medical Center (57-minute recording)