Foundation Program Sites

Behavioral Health

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(Adopted March 2017)

Many of us experience depression, anxiety, or substance abuse; but few of us are screened and even fewer are able to access treatment. Integrating behavioral health services into primary care is centered on the patient, helps people get the treatment they need, and makes us all healthier. Our workgroup met from April 2016 to March 2017 to define integrated behavioral health care, create a common vocabulary, and developed eight common elements that outline a minimum standard of care.

Implementation Tools

Behavioral Health Integration Webinar

Supporting Materials

Letter from Health Care Authority Accepting Behavioral Health Integration Recommendations
Behavioral
Health Charter and Roster
Behavioral Health Integration Core Process Measures
Behavioral Health Integration Guideline Checklist

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Brad Berry Executive Director Consumer Voices Are Born
Regina Bonnevie, MD Medical Director Peninsula Community Health Services
Michelle Guerra, MD Senior Clinician Premera
Larry Marx, MD Medical Director, Behavioral Health Support Services Kaiser Permanente
Rose Ness, MA, LMHC, CDP Behavioral Health Expert Sound Integration for Behavioral Healthcare
Kim McDermott, MD Physician NeighborCare
Mary Kay O’Neill MD, MBA Partner Mercer
Joe Roszak  CEO Kitsap Mental Health Services
Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD/
Anne Shields, MHA, RN
Director of the UW Integrated Care Training Program, Associate Director for Education/Associate Director AIMS Center, University of Washington
Jeff Reiter,  PhD Lead Psychologist Swedish Medical Services
Julie Rickard, PhD Program Director of Integrated Behavioral Services Confluence Health
Brian Sandoval, PsyD Behavioral Health Manager, Oregon and Washington Services Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinics
Lani Spencer, RN, MHA Vice President Health Care Management Services, Amerigroup –Washington
Emily Transue, MD, MHA  Senior Medical Director Coordinated Care
Melet Whinston, MD Medical Director United Health Care

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(Adopted January 2015)

Many of us struggle with alcohol and/or drug use. This workgroup met through 2014 to increase screening, brief intervention, brief treatment, and site-to-site referrals for evidence-informed treatment.

Implementation Tools

Addiction and Dependence Treatment Webinar

Motivational Interviewing in the SBIRT Model Webinar

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Charissa Fotinos, MD Deputy Chief Medical Officer Health Care Authority
Tom Fritz (Chair) Chief Executive Officer Inland Northwest Health Services
Linda Grant Chief Executive Officer Evergreen Manor
Tim Holmes Vice President of Outreach Services and Behavioral Health Administration MultiCare Health System
Ray Hsiao, MD Co-Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program Seattle Children’s Hospital
Scott Munson Executive Director Sundown M Ranch
Rick Ries, MD Associate Director Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington
Terry Rogers, MD Chief Executive Officer Foundation for Health Care Quality
Ken Stark Director Snohomish County Human Services Department
Jim Walsh, MD Physician Swedish Medical Center

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(Adopted November 2017)

Opioid overdose is a leading cause of accidental health in the United States.  The majority of people with identified substance use disorders do not receive appropriate care or treatment. Barriers to care lie in lack of access, variation in treatment, and because substance use is highly stigmatized. This workgroup met from December 2016 to November 2017, built on the work of the 2016 Washington State Interagency Opioid Working Plan.

Implementation Tools

Opioid Use Disorder

Workgroup Members

Name Title

Organization

Charissa Fotinos, MD (Co-Chair) Deputy Medical Officer Health Care Authority
Andrew Saxon, MD (Co-Chair) Director, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Jane Ballantyne, MD, FRCA Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine
Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW Senior Scientist Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington
David Beck, MD Immediate Past President Washington Society of Addiction Medicine
Ryan Caldeiro, MD Chief Chemical Dependency Services and Consultative Psychiatry Kaiser Permanente
Mary Catlin, BSN, MPH Institutional Nurse Consultant Department of Health
Nancy Lawton, MN, ARNP, FNP President ARNPs United of Washington State
Darin Neven, MD, MS President and Founder Consistent Care
Richard Ries, MD Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program University of Washington
John Robinson, MD, SM Chief Medical Officer First Choice Health
John Roll, PhD Professor & Vice Dean for Research, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Washington State University
Terry Rogers, MD Medical Director Lakeside Milam Recovery
Vania Rudolf, MD, MPH Addiction Recovery Services Swedish Medical Center
Mark Stephens President Change Management Consulting
Milena Stott, LICSW, CDP Chief Of Inpatient Services Valley Cities Counseling

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(Adopted January 2020)

The 2016 Washington State Supreme Court decision Volk v. DeMeerleer expanded the health care provider’s duty to warn potential victims of a patient’s violence. This workgroup recommended clinical best practices for providers caring for patients who may exhibit homicidal ideation. The workgroup met from January 2019 to January 2020.

Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 6 Agenda January 6 2020
Minutes October 10
Minutes January 6 2020
Recommendations Risk of Violence to Others
October 10 Agenda October 10
Minutes September 12
Draft Recommendations Risk of Violence
September 12 Agenda September 12
Minutes July 11
Minutes August 1
August 1 Agenda August 1
Minutes July 11
Draft Recommendations Risk of Violence to Others
July 11 Agenda July 11
Minutes June 13
Draft Recommendations
June 13 Agenda June 13
Minutes May 23
Draft Recommendations Risk of Violence
May 23 Agenda May 23
Minutes April 25
Draft Recommendations Risk of Violence to Others
April 25 Agenda April 25
Minutes March 14
Risk of Violence Literature Review 2019
Involuntary Treatment Act Investigations
Suicide Care Recommendations Summary
March 14 Agenda March 14
Minutes February 21
Ohio Duty to Protect
Summary Suicide Care Recommendations
February 21 Agenda February 21
Minutes January 17
Draft Charter and Roster
Presentation Duty to Protect
Ohio Duty to Protect
January 17  Agenda January 17
Bree Presentation Slides
Charter and Roster
Conflict of Interest Form
OPMA Training Roster

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
 Kim Moore, MD (chair)  Associate Chief Medical Director CHI Franciscan
G. Andrew Benjamin, JD, PhD, ABPP  Clinical Psychologist, Affiliate Professor of Law University of Washington
Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH  Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Harborview Medical Center
Jaclyn Greenberg, JD, LLM  Policy Director, Legal Affairs Washington State Hospital Association
Laura Groshong, LICSW Private Practitioner Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
Ian Harrel, MSW  Chief Operating Officer  Behavioral Health Resources
Marianne Marlow, MA, LMHC Member Washington Mental Health Counseling Association
Neetha Mony State Suicide Prevention Plan Program Manager, Injury & Violence Prevention, Prevention and Community Health  Washington State Department of Health
Kelli Nomura, MBA Behavioral Health Administrator King County
Mary Ellen O’Keefe, ARNP, MN, MBA Clinical Nurse Specialist – Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing; President Elect Association of Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
Jennifer Piel, MD, JD Psychiatrist Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington
Jeffrey Sung, MD Member Washington State Psychiatric Association
Samantha Slaughter, PsyD Member WA State Psychological Association
 Adrian Tillery Harborview Mental Health and Addiction Services
Amanda Ibaraki Stine, LMFTA Member Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

 

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(Adopted September 2018)

Suicide is a leading cause of death in our state. Rates vary by race, ethnicity, age, whether someone is a veteran, and by a person’s sexual and gender minority status. This workgroup met from February to September 2018 to develop recommendations organized to increase identification, assessment, management, and treatment.

Implementation Tools

Suicide Care Webinar

Watch our Partnering with Schools in Youth Suicide Prevention Webinar

 

Supporting Materials

Letter from the HCA Accepting Suicide Care Recommendations
Suicide Care Charter and Roster

Previous Meeting Materials

Date Materials
February 8 Minutes February 8
Suicide Prevention Charter Draft
Bree Collaborative Process
March 8 Agenda March 8
Minutes February 8
Draft Suicide Prevention Charter
Draft Suicide Prevention Recommendations
April 12 Agenda April 12
Minutes March 8
Draft Suicide Prevention Report
May 10 Agenda May 10
Minutes April 12
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Recommendations
Draft Suicide Prevention Recommendations
June 14 Agenda June 14
Meeting Minutes May 10
Draft Recommendations Suicide Care
September 13 Agenda September 13
Meeting Minutes June 14
Draft Suicide Care Recommendations
Public Comments

Workgroup Members

Member Title Organization
Kate Comtois, PhD, MSW Psychologist Harborview Medical Center
Karen Hye, PsyD Clinical Psychologist CHI Franciscan Health
Matthew Layton, MD, PhD, FACP, DFAPA Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University
Neetha Mony, MSW Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan Program Manager Washington State Department of Health
Julie Rickard, PhD Physician & Healthcare Consultant Confluence Health
Julie Richards, MPH Research Associate Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Hugh Straley, MD (chair) Chair Bree Collaborative
Jennifer Stuber, PhD Associate Professor University of Washington School of Social Work
Jeffrey Sung, MD Member Washington State Psychiatric Association

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(Adopted November 2016)

Among psychotropic medications prescribed to children and adolescents, antipsychotics have great potential for overuse. These drugs are often prescribed for aggressive or impulsive behaviors rather than psychosis and are associated with patient harms in a developing brain. The workgroup met from January to November 2016 to recommends strategies to improve the appropriateness of antipsychotic drug prescribing to pediatric patients

Supporting Materials

Member Title Organization
Shelley Dooley Parent Advocate
Nalini Gupta, MD Pediatrician Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Providence Health and Services
Robert Hilt, MD Director, Community Leadership; Director of Partnership Access Line Seattle Children’s
Paula Lozano, MD, MPH (Chair) Medical Director, Research and Translation Group Health Cooperative
Liz Pechous, PhD Clinical Director ICARD, PLLC
Robert Penfold, PhD Co-investigator, Mental Health Research Network Group Health Research Institute
James Polo, MD, MBA Chief Medical Officer Western State Hospital
David Testerman, PharmD Pharmacy Director Amerigroup
Mark Stein, PhD, ABPP Director of ADHD and Related Disorders Seattle Children’s
Donna Sullivan, PharmD, MS Chief Pharmacy Officer Washington Health Care Authority