Behavioral Health ECHO: Arthritis and Mental Health

May 10, 2024

There is no cost to attend.

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Target Audience

Primary care physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, substance use disorder professionals, or clinic staff who support behavioral health services.


Led by a panel of behavioral health experts, Behavioral Health ECHO helps participants learn best practices for treating common mental health conditions and connect with peers from around the state to discuss and learn best practices in identifying and treating behavioral health issues. The curriculum is delivered at no cost through case-based learning strategies via video conferencing technology.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the connection between mental health and arthritis.
  2. Articulate the components of a comprehensive model for arthritis management and well-being.
  3. Define the Iowa Community HUB and its role in community navigation.
  4. Refer to arthritis-appropriate evidence-based interventions.


Julia Chevan, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH
Chair and Professor of Physical Therapy, Springfield College

Dr. Chevan teaches mostly “left-brained” analytical content. She enjoys running. One day, while setting out for a run, her dog suddenly lurched, and she sustained a concussion, falling directly onto her head. In the days that followed, she struggled with the inactivity of recuperation but also reveled in the meditative quiet of rest while sitting by the window watching the leaves fall from an old maple tree. When she was able to return to her office, she found her brain wandering and wondering if, in another reality, maybe she sustained a bleed, or a brain injury, or an outcome that resulted in becoming a patient in rehabilitation as opposed to returning to full participation in social and employment activities.

Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L
Iowa Community HUB

Dr. Doll graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (BSOT) and from Creighton University with her OTD. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Doll completed a VISTA with AmeriCorps, coordinating a volunteer respite program for the Presbyterian Outreach. After her VISTA, Dr. Doll was the Coordinator for the Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service, and Education (OISSE), designing and implementing community engagement activities for students across Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Dr. Doll joined the Department of Occupational Therapy at Creighton in 2007 and is past  Vice Chair and Director of the Post-Professional OTD Program. In 2016, Dr. Doll was named the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research (CIPER) executive director to help lead interprofessional initiatives at Creighton and in partnership with CHI Health. Dr. Doll has a passion for service and grant writing. She has written over 20 grants and is the author of the text Grant Writing and Program Development in Occupational Therapy: Making the Connection by Jones and Bartlett. Her research interests include interprofessional education and vulnerable populations. Dr. Doll teaches courses in grant writing, neuro-occupation, and interprofessional. In her spare time, Dr. Doll likes to play with her daughter, son, and husband, read, go to concerts, write, walk, play Boggle, photograph, and relax.

Trina Radske-Suchan, PT, CSCS
President/CEO, Iowa Community HUB

Trina received her Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa. She has dedicated her career to promoting and advocating for healthy lifestyles to reduce the severity of disease and disability in individuals and society. Trina has been leading statewide health initiatives addressing chronic disease and health disparities and promoting fall prevention in aging populations as the Co-Chair of the Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition. Trina’s expertise as a physical therapist was essential in developing the first YMCA-hospital partnership nationally that created the YMCA Healthy Living Center (Y-HLC) in Clive, Iowa, employing and administering physical therapy and medically integrated programs and services. As the Y-HLC Medical Program Executive from 2009-2017, she led the medically-integrated efforts reaching over 1,160 referring providers. Y-HLC membership peaked at 8,300 members, and nearly half of the membership population was driven by medical referrals. 

Colleen Schwartz, DPM


  • DPM: California School of Podiatric Medicine California School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/10/2024 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/10/2024 - 1:30pm CDT

Accreditation Statements

  • 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 Medicine and Health Sciences (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 Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity 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 Medicine and Health Sciences 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 is awarded.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The planning committee member(s) and 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). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Autumn Brunia, DO - Planning Committee Member 
  • Tiffany Conroy, MSW, LISW - Moderator
  • Jon Decker, LMHC - Planning Committee Member 
  • Bery Engebretsen, MD - Activity Director
  • Nicole Gastala, MD - Planning Committee Member
  • Anasara Henry, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC - Planning Committee Member
  • Janice Landy, MD - Planning Committee Member
  • Danielle O'Brien-Day, LMHC, NCC - Planning Committee Member
  • Liz Rosa - Activity Coordinator and Moderator
  • Andrea Storjohann MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, CADC - Planning Committee Member
  • Julia Chevan, PT, PhD, MPH - Speaker
  • Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L - Speaker
  • Trina Radske-Suchan, PT, CSCS - Speaker
  • Colleen Schwartz, DPM - Speaker


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not a substitute for a healthcare provider's independent medical judgment regarding diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. The content of this educational offering does not reflect the views of Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 IBON


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