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Sep
2
Thu
2021
Best Practice Brief: Spectra Support on a Case-by-Case Basis
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Elderly couple conversation with case worker
Spectra Support on a Case-by-Case Basis
September 2, 2021 | 12:00 PM CT

Spectra Health has fully embraced its integrated model by including social services within the health care team and expectation of care within the clinic. By offering social services support to all community members, Spectra Health was able to increase access to care and reduce health disparities caused by social determinants of health.

Kayla Hochstetler, LMSW, social services manager for Spectra Health in Grand Forks, ND, will review the impact of the case management model for the community and share best practices and ongoing improvement efforts.

Objectives:

  • Discuss Spectra’s case management model
  • Explain the value of community partnerships
  • Describe the team and each member’s role

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The Best Practice Briefs are hosted by the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care in partnership with the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Aug
26
Thu
2021
Best Practice Brief: Considering Tribal Culture within the Care Plan
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Woman from India
Considering Tribal Culture within the Care Plan
August 26, 2021 | 12:00 PM CT

Families and communities commonly recognize major events or transitions based on their cultural background. These pivotal traditions and ceremonies are part of the cultural legacy passed down for generations and may provide an opportunity for a deeper level of self-reflection and healing.

Tribal health staff will provide an overview of South Dakota Urban Indian Health’s holistic care approach which promotes cultural awareness and incorporates valued elements and traditions.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the holistic care model utilized at South Dakota Urban Indian Health
  • Explain the value of incorporating cultural elements in healing
  • Describe the team and each member’s role

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The Best Practice Briefs are hosted by the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care in partnership with the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Aug
17
Tue
2021
Great Plains QIN Webinar: Motivational Interviewing To Build Trust in Vaccinations
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Caregiver and patient

Are you struggling to have productive conversations with family members, loved ones and employees on the benefit of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? Have you relayed data and facts, used pressure tactics and mandates and still hitting road blocks? If so, have you considered motivational interviewing?

Motivational interviewing allows us to serve as an objective partner when it comes to decision making. Why does it work for vaccine hesitancy? Those that are in the ‘waiting and learning’ phase are in a spot of ambivalence. Pressure, mandates and unsolicited advice is not always effective and can actually create resistance. Attend this Great Plains Webinar on this important topic to learn more and put these tools into practice.

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Objectives:

  1. Discuss how vaccine history and disease have influenced vaccine perceptions
  2. Explain the fundamentals of motivational interviewing
  3. Provide examples of motivational interviewing to instill vaccine confidence

Presenter:

Dee Kaser, RN, CDCES; Quality Improvement Advisor; Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Dee KaserKaser has been with Great Plains Quality Innovation Network for eight years. She currently collaborates with nursing homes in North and South Dakota offering quality improvement and patient safety expertise and assistance. including pandemic related support. She also supports community-based coalition efforts and nursing homes in the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition with her chronic disease management knowledge and experience with quality improvement strategies. Prior to GPQIN, Dee’s experience included work as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She has 34 years experience in nursing, including long-term care, intensive care, critical access hospital and physician office nursing along with utilization review and staff development.

Aug
12
Thu
2021
Best Practice Brief: Prioritizing the Mental Wellbeing of Youth in the Black Hills
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Teenagers walking hand in hand
Prioritizing the Mental Wellbeing of Youth in the Black Hills
August 12, 2021 | 12:00 PM CT

The Community Health Center of the Black Hills recognized a need for mental health care for youth in their service area. The pandemic magnified the concerns, and the team committed to a six-month training from the National Council of Mental Well Being.

Health care staff will share the steps for implementing a youth mental wellbeing program and describe lessons learned and best practices.

Objectives:

  • Discuss barriers to mental wellbeing for community youth
  • Explain the benefits of the National Council of Mental Well Being training
  • Describe the team and each member’s role

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The Best Practice Briefs are hosted by the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care in partnership with the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Aug
2
Mon
2021
Best Practice Brief: Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care Practice
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Woman meeting with doctor

Whether acute or chronic in nature, physical conditions impact mental health and vice versa. Federally qualified health centers across the Dakotas utilize an integrated care model to identify patients in need of services and engage the healthcare team and patient in shared decision-making.

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Robin Landwehr, LPCC, behavioral health and substance use disorder program manager for the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas, will share valuable insights for effectively integrating behavioral health services within a primary care practice.

Objectives:

  • Discuss barriers to behavioral health care
  • Explain the benefits of an integrated care model
  • Describe the team and each member’s role

Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network and the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care