Care Engagement with Patients Living with Chronic Physical Illness and Complex Conditions
Primary care physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, substance use disorder professionals, or any clinic staff who support behavioral health services.
Case presentations are truly the core of every ECHO session. During each ECHO session each participant who chooses to present will gain access to unique feedback and questions from a wide range of peers and experts in an all-teach, all-learn modality. The ECHO session facilitator will moderate the case presentation and discussion portion of every session to ensure all participants have a change to engage in the peer-to-peer learning.
The Behavioral Health ECHO program supports primary care providers in the assessment and management of substance use and mental health disorders. The learning series will utilize the ECHO Model to train and support primary care team members, behavioral health professionals and case managers in treatment and management of substance use disorders, psychiatric illnesses and associated co-morbidities, with the goal to help enhance integrated care in identifying and treating these concerns in their patients.
This will be done by disseminating evidence based best practice care to improve patient outcomes in the form of didactic instruction as well as case discussions to enhance learning and improving quality of care opportunities.
Iowa is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area especially for treatment and management of behavioral health disorders. The Behavioral Health ECHO learning series will utilize the ECHO Model to train and support primary care team members, behavioral health professionals and case managers in treatment and management of substance use disorders, psychiatric illnesses and associated co-morbidities, with the goal to help enhance integrated care in identifying and treating these concerns in their patients. This will be done by disseminating evidence based best practice care to improve patient outcomes in the form of didactic instruction as well as the feedback provided by the hub team experts and peers during case discussions will enhance quality of care and consequently patient health outcomes.
- Engage patients living with chronic physical illness and complex conditions: mental illness, substance abuse and trauma recovery.
- Discuss the inter-connectivity of physical health, substance abuse and mental health.
- Discuss strategies to reduce HIV/HCV transmission and improve health outcomes in rural communities.
Mark Hillenbrand, MSW, LISW
Registrar, Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia College of Social Workers, Vancouver, Canada
Mark Hillenbrand is a licensed independent clinical social work and registered clinical social worker. He conducted psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and groups at his private practice, Authentic Freedom Counseling Center. He is trained in self-psychology, object relations and pastoral counseling. In his clinical work,
Mark specializes in assisting individuals diagnosed with chronic, and or traumatic illness, to identify and take steps in continuing the journey of becoming their true-selves. Mark has extensive experience in working with individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, Huntington’s Disease and other significant health diagnoses. Mark is currently leading the professional regulatory body that regulates the profession of social work in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
- BA Chemistry – Indiana University, 1989
- Master of Social Work – University of Iowa, 2006
- Licensed Independent Social Worker – Iowa, 2008
- HIV Medical Case Management
- Mental Health Counseling with individuals diagnosed with chronic illness
- Support Group Facilitator – Huntington’s Disease – HIV/AIDS – Hepatitis – Herpes
- Clinical consultation for medical staff treating individuals with chronic health challenges
- Professional Member – Chair - Iowa Board of Social Work
- Registered Clinical Social Worker – British Columbia, Canada, 2018
- Professional Regulator – Registrar/CEO British Columbia College of Social Workers
Gagandeep Lamba, MA, MS, MBA
Iowa Primary Care Association
Iowa Primary Care Association
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Primary Care Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live, online activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- Julie Baker, MPA, CHCEF, Planning Committee Member
- Bery Engebretsen, MD, Planning Committee Member
- Nicolas Foss, MS, IADC, BACC, ICGC-II, Planning Committee Member
- Gagandeep Lamba, MA, MS, MBA, Activity Director/Coordinator, Planning Committee Member, and Moderator
- Elizabeth Noble, Activity Coordinator and Moderator
- Danielle O'Brien-Day, LMHC, CRC, Planning Committee Member
- Nicole Gastala, MD, Planning Committee Member
- Andrea Storjohann, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, CADC, Planning Committee Member
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- Janice Landy, MD, Planning Committee Member - Does not have a conflict with a commercial interest company; however, does intend to discuss off-label uses of commercial products (if speaking)
- Mark Hillenbrand, LISW, Speaker - Spouse, Kelly Rawlings is employed by Vida Health as Director of Program Design and Content
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.50 AOA Category 2A
- 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.50 IBON