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1st Western NY Collaborative Care Summer Symposium


June 24, 2016


Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/University & Medical Center
60 Celebration Drive
Rochester, NY 14620

Program Overview

Currently, over 95% of BH professionals practice almost exclusively in standalone inpatient and outpatient behavioral health clinics, whereas the majority of individuals with behavioral health needs (80%) seek help in primary care sites. This results in under-diagnosis and under-treatment of mental health and substance abuse conditions in primary care with resulting negative impact on quality of life, morbidity, mortality, patient satisfaction and overall cost of care. This educational activity is based on the need to integrate behavioral health into primary care following the Collaborative Care Model developed at the AIMS center and the University of Washington. National leaders in the field of Collaborative Care from the American Psychiatric Association and the AIMS center will join a local internationally recognized author and speaker  on the subject to deliver a whole day symposium on Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care, discussing the importance, impact on patient care and outcomes and the obstacles.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the way behavioral health services are currently delivered
  • Review the clinical and cost impact of untreated behavioral health conditions in the medical setting
  • Describe models of value-added collaborative behavioral health services to consider within a primary care site or when building a CIN or ACO
  • Explain the role of the EHR in supporting a collaborative model of integrating behavioral health into primary care, as well as the challenges it presents
  • Discuss the opportunity cost of behavioral health exclusion/marginalization when setting up a primary care practice, CIN or ACO.





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Please contact the Center for Experiential Learning 585-275-7666 with any questions or concerns or require assistance with online registration.