Part of our ongoing Accelerated Integrated Care Series, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood and have been linked to more than 40 negative health conditions, including poor mental health, substance use disorder, adverse health behaviors, chronic physical disease, and shortened life span. Screening for ACEs is key to providing integrated physical and mental health services, but ACEs screening can be challenging to implement, due in part to the lack of training and education on toxic stress, trauma-informed care, and the association between ACEs and chronic disease.
Featured presenters shared insight into ACE’s screening:
Dr. Deirdre Bernard-Pearl, Medical Director at Santa Rosa Community Health
Sandra Newman, Network Development Executive at Concert Health
Jamie Ruiz, Community Health and Wellness Coordinator at Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Tanya Marin-Lopez, Community Health and Wellness Coordinator at Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
During this Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH)’s California Quality Collaborative (CQC) webinar, provider organizations shared how they have trained care teams, designed workflows for screening and integrated healing strategies at the point of care and within their communities.
Need a recap of what we covered:
Reviewed importance of ACEs screening for patients, providers and payers
Heard practical advice and lessons learned from experienced health care organizations optimizing ACEs screening
Shared challenges and questions related to ACEs screening at your organization
Identified next steps you can apply at your own organization
In this webinar the California Quality Collaborative was joined by Rachel Brodie and Valerie Kong from the Purchaser Business Group on Health’s Measurement & Accountability team, as well as Dr. Michelle Blackmore from Montefiore Medical Center and Dr. Jessica Jeffrey, Dr. Clara Lin, and Rachel Linonis from UCLA Health, who reviewed the importance of depression screening for patients, providers and payers, and provided practical advice and lessons learned for patient-centered depression screening. Attendees shared challenges and questions related to depression screening at their organizations, and identified a next step they could apply at their own organizations.
Measure Screening and Access for Behavioral Health
August 29th, 2020
On August 29th, results were shared from the recent Patient Assessment Survey and how the patient perspective on the current state of access to screening is vital to an organization.
In the second webinar in our Accelerating Integrated care series, Measure Behavioral Health Screening and Access, we heard from Emily London of the Pacific Business Group on Health the results from a Patient Assessment Survey (PAS) from a study of 35,000 patients across California. Attendees learned why measuring behavioral health screening and access is important and how organizations can use data to help identify populations that need additional support.