We’ve always felt that there is too big a gap between the great work that we do at the Bree Collaborative and how care is delivered in Washington State. To help change care delivery we are embarking on a new, and funded, implementation initiative.
Part of this will be focused on integrating behavioral health into primary care through practice transformation and coaching. We aim to assist, supplement, and build up existing behavioral health programs within a primary care clinic, or help start a behavioral health integration effort if none currently exists. To accomplish this, we are recruiting primary care sites to be a part of a pilot group with 1:1 practice coaching, facilitated assessment, monthly webinars or trainings on our recommendations, and we will be convening our community for an implementation summit March 17th, 2020.
We will be focusing on:
For our practice coaching pilot group we will be recruiting 10 primary care sites across the state for 1:1, higher-intensity practice coaching. If you are interested, fill out our survey here by November 8th. You can also find information about this initiative on our flyer here.
We organize our work into four phases:
Phase 1: Engagement
Phase 2: Assessment
Phase 3: Improvement
Phase 4: Sustainability
Outside of this higher-intensity practice coaching, we will be supporting practice transformation across the state through regional engagement and virtual trainings. Our staff can’t be everywhere and so we are working to be strategic with limited resources. To support these pilot primary care sites AND our broader community, we will be holding an implementation summit on March 17th in SeaTac. We will also be holding a second summit before the end of the project in 2021, date to be determined.
Let us know how you want to be involved!
Ginny Weir, MPH
Director, Bree Collaborative