Expanding timely access and improving quality care
We are leading the way in improving our nation’s mental health and well-being by expanding timely access to care and improving quality mental health and substance use care.
We’re doing this by aligning around several key care priorities including:
- Depression treatment response.
- Suicide care.
- Access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for Opiate Use Disorders (OUD).
- Leading and supporting quality improvement projects to better support patient care.
- Improving data access to better focus around areas of opportunity.
- Testing innovations around technology, care model design, and staffing models.
- Advocating for policy improvements that lead to improved access and quality of care.
- Securing funding to improve the spaces and resources for care delivery.
- Depression and Suicide Screening Automation – we’ve launched automated depression and suicide screenings in the primary care environment to ensure our clinicians have the information they need to proactively support our patients.
- Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care Toolkit – partnering with clinicians and practice leaders across the system, we built out a toolkit with resources for building out integrated behavioral health programs including onboarding and training content, billing and coding information, clinical research, etc.
- Digital Suicide Tools in the Emergency Department (ED) – to improve the care experience for patients with suicidal thinking in our EDs, we partnered with a technology company that provides a tablet-based resource to take patients through orientation materials, a suicide assessment, and comfort and skill videos and activities as well as provide a digital resource patients can take home with them on their mobile phone.
Meet our Affinity and Focus Group Co-Leads
The Affinity and Focus Groups are system-wide learning collaboratives around behavioral health topics supporting best practice recommendation creation, operational and clinical optimizations, and community-building.
- Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care
- Linda Cruz, MD and Jenni O’Donnell, PsyD
- Behavioral Health in the ED+Up
- Angelique Campen, MD and Stacia Fisher, LICSW
- Tamara Sheehan, RN and Jeremy Williams, RN
- Inpatient Psychology
- Tanya Keeble, MD and Gale Springer, ARNP
- Interventional Psychology
Brian Liebrich, MD and Tamara Sheehan, RN