Course Code: EL-CMPC-BH-NCCBH
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Discuss how to decrease the life-span disparity for individuals with serious mental illness and improve their health outcomes.
Discuss a proposed comprehensive model that also includes the correlation of non-medical factors, including socio-economic status, past trauma, social connectedness, chronic stressors and the capacity for self-management.
Discuss the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and how it applies to the mental health field.
David Covington, LPC, MBA
As Vice President for Adult and Youth Services at Magellan of Arizona, David is responsible for the administrative, financial, programmatic and clinical oversight of the system of care which serves over 110,000 actively enrolled individuals who are struggling with mental illness or substance abuse issue in Maricopa County. He is currently working to lead the development and implementation of a system of care that is integrated across life-span, disability and the whole person (behavioral health, physical health and specialty medical care). David is a founding member of the National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention, a public-private partnership, including the Defense Department, Health and Human Services and the Veteran's Administration
Disclosure: David Covington, LPC, MBA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor:
Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH
Dr. Druss is a professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health. As the first Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health at Emory University, Dr. Druss is working to build linkages between mental health, general medical health, and public health. He works closely with Carter Center Mental Health Program, where he is a member of the Mental Health Task Force and Journalism Task Force. Dr. Druss’s research focuses on improving physical health and healthcare among persons with serious mental disorders. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles on this and related topics, including the first randomized trial of an intervention to improve medical care in this population in 2001. His research is funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and he serves as a standing member of an NIMH study section. He has received a number of national awards for his work, including the American Psychiatric Association Early Career Health Services Research Award, the AcademyHealth Article-of-the-Year Award, and the AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award. Dr Druss received his MD from New York University and his MPH from Yale University.
Disclosure: Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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