A First Look at Integrating Care: Policy

A First Look at Integrating Care: Policy 

This course provides an overview of how current healthcare and social policy relates to the integration of primary care and behavioral health services for people with persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. You will learn about the intersection of social policy and legislation, including the Affordable Care Act, in the context of a need for and execution of integrated approaches to care. You will also learn about the most common models of integrated care along and the trends and issues that characterize them. By taking this course, social workers will gain in-depth knowledge of how these models and policies define their role in an integrated care environment. In 2012, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), run by the National Council for Behavioral Health, launched a partnership with the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This partnership led to the creation and pilot of the Policy and Practice in Integrated Care courses at 28 colleges and universities across the country. The in-person format, which was distributed widely to the field through NADD and CSWE networks, remains available and is offered at multiple institutions nationwide. With additional funding from the New York Community Trust, the project was further expanded to include development of the courses in an online format available at no cost to participants through Relias Learning.


Hours: 1.25


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Course Details

Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define what a policy is, and how policy differs from law
Cite examples that clarify the importance of integrated care
List policy implications of the Affordable Care Act on the provision of integrated care
Describe the most prominent models, issues, and current trends in integrated care
Explain the role of a social worker within an integrated care environment

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Policy A. What is a Policy? B. Social Policies C. Policy and the Law Section 3: Integrated Care A. What is Integrated Care? B. Treating the Whole Person C. Why is Integrated Care Important? D. Mental Health and Mortality E. The Causes are Preventable Section 4: Patient Protection Affordable Care Act A. 2010 Patient Protection Affordable Care Act B. Provisions of the ACA C. 2014 ACA Coverage Breakdown Section 5: Integration of Care: A New Initiative? A. Patient-Centered Medical Homes B. Key Components of Integrated/Patient-Centered Care C. Wagner’s Chronic Care Model D. The National Council Four Quadrant Model E. Levels of Organization Integration F. Functions of Care Provision G. Outcomes in an Integrated Care Model Section 6: What is the Role of Social Work? A. Interdisciplinary Team Value Systems B. Where Social Workers Fit In C. Social Workers’ Clinical Functions Section 7: Conclusion D. Summary E. Congratulations

Instructor: Jeff Capobianco, PhD, LLP
Dr. Jeff Capobianco has over 20 years of clinical, administrative, and healthcare research experience. He also has an extensive background in primary and behavioral healthcare integration, evidence-based practice implementation, Lean Six Sigma methodologies, and learning community approaches to organizational change and practice improvement. Prior to joining the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare, where he is a Senior Consultant and Director of Practice Improvement for the Center for Integrated Health Solutions, he held positions as a Research Investigator at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and as the Director of Research and New Program Development for the Washtenaw Community Health Organization(WHCO). While at the WCHO, he oversaw the integration of seven primary and behavioral health clinics. Dr. Capobianco has published in national journals including Social Work in Healthcare, Journal of Evidence-based Social Work, Administration and Policy in Mental Health, and Family, Systems, & Health. He is the author of two books and is currently an institutional review board member for the National Research Institute, Inc., a journal review member of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, and a member of the advisory council for Centerstone Research Institute Knowledge Network. A limited licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan, he received a Bachelor degree double majoring in Philosophy and Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Saint Michael's College. He completed a Doctor of Philosophy Degree at Wayne State University in Education Evaluation and Research, with a concentration in quantitative research methods. Disclosure: Jeff Capobianco, PhD, LLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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