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.
In this Phase 1 evaluation report, we describe the progress that state associations have made towards advancing VBP/C in the safety net, some of the effects of COVID-19 on Delta Center state association plans and activities, state association staff perspectives on the Delta Center, and recommendations for Phase 2 of the Delta Center.
On May 18-19, 2021, the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net held its first convening of Phase II. During the two-day virtual convening, state association teams came together to learn about each other’s project goals and ideal outcomes, hear insights from Phase I teams, and build a shared understanding of racial equity, consumer partnerships, and behavioral health and primary care integration.
The Delta Center is excited to announce that it has awarded six grants totaling over $1.6 million to primary care and behavioral health state associations nationwide, as part of its second cohort of the State Learning & Action Collaborative. The second cohort expands the initiative’s reach to eight additional states, increasing the Delta Center’s impact.
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net is pleased to announce that eight alumni grants have been awarded to states that participated in the 2018–2020 State Learning & Action Collaborative. The alumni grant is an opportunity for state associations to continue meaningful advancement of their collaborative policy and practice work and to engage with the new cohort of grantees that will be kicking off in May 2021.
This Call for Proposals (CFP) invites teams made up of PCAs and BHSAs to apply for a 27-month, $240,000 grant to complete a project that advances policy and/or practice change in their state, and to participate in a learning community of eight PCA/BHSA grantee teams from a diverse set of states.
The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net recently announced three additional years of support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to continue the initiative, and will release a Call for Proposals for new states (teams made up of PCAs and BHSAs) to join the collaborative in late October.