Integrated Healthcare Webinar Series

Integrated Healthcare Webinar Series

The Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is presenting a monthly webinar series on integrating behavioral health in primary care. The series is made possible with funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority Integrated Behavioral Health Project in partnership with the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. National experts on integration will lead webinars on a variety of topics including key components of a successful integrated system, workforce needs, financial models of integration, integration in the current health care system, and more. Many of these experts are also members of the National Integration Academy Council within the Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care.

Link to archives for past webinars: http://www.cfha.net/?WebinarArchives. See announcements below!


  • Topic: Working with Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder in Primary Care
  • Overview: Shandra Brown Levey, PhD, discussed practical tools for primary care providers and behavioral health providers in primary care settings to use when treating patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and related behaviors.
  • Archive: https://vimeo.com/118724139

  • Topic: Integrating Comprehensive Pain Management into Primary Care
  • Overview: Drs. Kim Swanson and Scott Safford presented a comprehensive intervention program implemented within an integrated primary care setting that is designed to improve both patient care and physician satisfaction. They also provided attendees with a model of chronic pain care that they might successfully implement within their own primary care clinics or medical training programs.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MyRiJ6EZWI

  • Topic: Taking Science to the Trenches:  Dissemination and Implementation Research in Collaborative Family Healthcare
  • Overview: Drs. Jodi Polaha and Christina Studts provided an overview of the cutting-edge field of Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science research in the context of collaborative family healthcare. In addition, they shared insights about the methods and approaches used in D&I research, the current momentum and opportunities in D&I research and resources available from Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH).
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7PUxZVko-Q

  • Topic: Addressing Sleep in Pediatric Primary Care
  • Overview: Sarah Morsbach Honaker, PhD summarized the current practices in guidance, screening, and intervention around sleep problems in youth ages 0-18, as well as barriers and facilitators to addressing sleep.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sQYi6EcuEE

  • Topic: Peer-to-Peer Support for Managing Physical and Emotional Well-being among Patients
  • Overview:  Using examples of advocacy and outreach from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), Kerri Sparling illustrated how patients with diabetes were changing their personal healthcare landscapes in addition to helping shape the diabetes discussion on a national, and global, level.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7yE6WsKmFU

  • Topic: Fostering Sustainable Behavioral Health Services Delivery in the Medical Setting
  • Overview: Drs. Ron Manderscheid and Roger Kathol, a NIAC member, discussed content that was related to an article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in January 2014. They also discussed the position of integrated medical practices and where we are today in the integration of care and where we need to be.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsXz5H3517M

  • Topic: Integrated Healthcare for Racial and Ethnic Minorities: An Opportunity to Improve Access and Reduce Disparities
  • Overview: NIAC member,  Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA and Katherine Sanchez, LCSW, PhD, presented to enhance the audiences’ knowledge in the delivery of integrated health care to racial and ethnic minority populations. The presenters highlighted the collaborative project led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6z6X1GQb8w


  • Topic: Social Media and Your Primary Care Practice
  • Overview: Dr. Jay Lee and Dr. Mike Sevilla discussed how to utilize social media for patient education, how to dispel medical myths, and how to utilize social media for community & legislative advocacy.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOendS2D1kI&feature=youtu.be

  • Topic: Competing Perspectives on Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness: What Says the Dodo Bird? Dr. Patrick Corrigan
  • Overview: Dr. Patrick Corrigan presented on mental illness stigma and stigma change research.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJau89ilipM7

  • Topic: Integrated Primary Care: Bringing Mental Health Care to Those Who Need It
  • Overview: Dr. Andrew Pomerantz discussed the evidence and provided an overview of some of the approaches taken in successful systems. He also highlighted the current efforts in the Veterans Health Administration, the largest integrated healthcare system in the U.S. and a recognized leader in integrated primary care.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRKgdMVzQAM&feature=youtu.be

  • Topic: Alternative Payment Models for Sustaining Integration
  • Overview: NIAC member, Roger G. Kathol, M.D., C.P.E. discussed the alternative payment models being tried to sustain value-added care for medical patients with behavioral health (BH) comorbidity and BH patients with medical comorbidity and suggested one that is most likely to succeed.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsbZ2fzQ1F8

  • Topic: Measuring Integration: The Integration Quality Measures Atlas
  • Overview: NIAC member, Neil Korsen, M.D., M.Sc., reviewed the development of the Atlas, the web-based AHRQ Quality Measures Atlas which is grounded in the Lexicon. He also provided a sneak preview of Phase 1 of the Atlas project.
  • Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrqpYJvdzCQ