All posts by Alison Avery

Project 2A: Bidirectional Integration Training & Support Package

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In recent months, the Washington Council for Behavioral Health has been working with the UW AIMS Center to develop more in-depth content expertise related to integrating primary care into behavioral health settings.  As a result of that collaboration, we are happy to announce the development of a Training & TA package that could be built into Project 2A Bidirectional Integration project proposals that are submitted via the Accountable Communities of Health under the Medicaid Transformation Demonstration. The training is also…

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Apply Now for the Value-Based Payment Practice Transformation Academy

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We are pleased to announce that the Healthier Washington Practice Transformation Support Hub is partnering with the Washington Council for Behavioral Health and the National Council for Behavioral Health to offer a Value-Based Payment Practice Transformation Academy to licensed community behavioral health agencies currently providing outpatient mental health and/or substance use disorder services. The Academy is free of charge to the agencies chosen to participate and Phase I will run from October 2017—January 2018. Participating agencies will enjoy many benefits,…

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2017 Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference

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A record crowd of more than 700 attendees gathered in Vancouver, Washington beginning June 14th for this year’s Washington Behavioral Health Conference (WBHC). The three-day event featured keynote speakers including Kevin Briggs, a former California Highway Patrol sergeant responsible for the Golden Gate Bridge; Hank Steadman, PhD, a sociologist and expert in jail diversion programs; and Victoria Maxwell, an actress and mental health advocate. This year’s conference included a new track: Cultural Awareness & Diversity, with topics such as “Engaging…

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