On October 17–18, 2023, the Oklahoma Primary Care Association and Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association convened providers and stakeholders for the Oklahoma Transformative Care Symposium. Attendees engaged in conversations related to care integration, trauma-informed care, tribal health, LGBTQIA+ health, and more. This blog post from the Delta Center team summarizes some of the key takeaways related to health equity.
This episode of the Delta Center podcast spotlights Michael Curry, Esq, the President and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (Mass League) and one of the co-founders of the state’s Health Equity Compact. In this episode, Michael specifically emphasizes how health centers can and should be at the forefront of health equity work: “Why can't health centers be closer to the power?”
In this blog post, Ariel Singer, who was part of the Delta Center-funded team from Oregon, shares information about Rapid Engagement, a behavioral health access innovation that aims to make it easier for people to get started with services. She details her own experience with behavioral health services as well as one Oregon Health Plan consumer’s Rapid Engagement experience.
In April 2023, the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net convened grantees and Delta Center partners in Austin, Texas for opportunities to learn from each other, celebrate the successes, and plan for ways to sustain Delta Center activities. These are some takeaways from the convening.
This brief arose from the learning session on hot topics in social health. It covers the state of the science on social health screening, strategic frameworks for social health integration, and what’s new in social health in 2023.
This episode of the Delta Center podcast features John Solomon, LPC, CPHQ, a behavioral health counselor from rural Alaska, discussing the importance of expanding the telehealth system and reimbursement policy to support these services that increase access to care, especially for communities that have been historically marginalized.
The Delta Center hosted a virtual site visit for grantees in partnership with Oklahoma Primary Care Association (OKPCA) and Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association (OBHA). The site visit aimed to showcase collaboration across primary care and behavioral health at state and clinical levels, featuring the OKPCA, OBHA, and patients and providers from federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs), including Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs).
Three new videos and a brief on lessons learned explore a collaborative process to develop recommendations for North Carolina Medicaid about how to design and implement the new care management program to equitably meet the needs of patients and families.
Since 2018, the Center for Accelerating Care Transformation has supported Delta Center grantees in Oregon and several other states by providing technical assistance and hands-on coaching. In this update, we hear from two of our key collaborators in Oregon, Cherryl Ramirez and Ariel Singer, about how they’re partnering with consumers to change the landscape of the state’s behavioral health services by designing and testing a new “treat first” approach called Rapid Engagement.