Fall Integrated Care Learning Opportunity

September 29, 2020

Many of our sites and partners were excited about the momentum of the NC Integrated Care Symposium created last year. While this year is a bit different, we want to welcome last year’s attendees and future attendees to what we have in store for this November!

In the fall of 2019, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care partnered with Wake AHEC to deliver a symposium on integrated behavioral healthcare. Based on the attendee reviews it was a great success! North Carolina has been on the integrated, whole person care journey for quite some time and it was clear the passion among our healthcare workforce for delivering the highest quality whole person care still runs deep.

With a focus on the clinical, financial, and operational aspects of team-based care, the stage was set for the planning of next year’s symposium for 2020. The Center of Excellence of Integrated Care was already in conversation with a fellow FHLI Program, the NC Oral Health Collaborative, to examine best practices around weaving together oral health, behavioral health, and primary care. Several awesome planning committee members joined our effort, and we were chomping at the bit to knock the 2020 symposium out of the park.

Notice the past tense. Because, 2020 had different ideas.

Yes, along with our amazing planning committee members, we decided after the impact of COVID-19 became clear, that 2020 was not well-suited to re-convene a large gathering. Out of respect for the discipline-specific conferences necessary for continuing education already being offered virtually, we thought it best to just pause and really assess the need.

What we were hearing from our work with clinics was that due to the necessity of teletherapy with patients being seen in the context of their homes and families, that there was an increased need for support around family work. So, we tagged an awesome clinician, Jasmine Williams, MSW, LCSW with the Tim & Carolynn Rice Center for Child & Adolescent Health, and are once again partnering with Wake AHEC to bring you a webinar on November 18, 2020 from 12-1:30pm, entitled, “Integrating the Family: Child and Adolescent Health.”

We hope you will join us for a lively presentation and discussion in November by registering at Wake AHEC online. Hope to “see” you there! Click this link to register.

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