Special Projects

The PPLC is supports a variety of projects that encourage the implementation of quality community behavioral health services though research, development, education, and interagency collaboration.

Commonwealth Collaborative Care Conference – April 16, 2015

Held: Thursday, April 16, 2015 Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
By: Sponsored jointly by the Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Department of Drug & Alcohol Program, Office of Medical Assistance Programs, PA sychiatric Leadership Council, PA Psychiatric Society, Rehabilitation & Community Providers’ Association BH/PH Learning Community, Community Care Behavioral Health Organization & Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic Conference

Focus: The importance of increasing the link between and meeting individuals’ behavioral & physical health care needs and the collaboration between medical & behavioral health professionals.

Topics included:
- Telemedicine and its benefits in physical & behavioral health.

- Foundational skills of collaborative care.Data collection & coordination.Comprehensive substance use treatment & effective care coordination in both physical & behavioral health settings.

- Payment methodologies.

- Components needed to create a multidisciplinary team that can meet the needs of individuals with complex behavioral problems

Presenters/Speakers:
Dr. Dale Adair
Deb Beck
Dr. Jodi Bryk 
Morgan E. Cole 
Suzanne Daub 
Dr. Eric Gertner 
James Highland 
Dr. Matt Hurford 
Dr. Kelley 
Dr. Shabana Khan 
Martin Lupinetti 
Dennis Marion 
Joe Martin 
Dr. Ken Martz 
Lawrence Real 
Dr. Abigail Schlesinger 
Dr. James Schuster
Robin Spencer 
Gail Stern 
Dr. Ken Thompson 
Dr. Susan Wiley

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