Drug Trends- Vince Mercuri
This workshop will explore the dynamics of the current opiate epidemic, as well as other current trends regarding drug usage. The training objectives are: to increase knowledge of the opiate epidemic and current drug trends, to discuss the impact of addiction on our culture, to help professionals identify signs and symptoms of drug usage.
Valued- Based Purchasing – Brandi Phillips
Everything old is new again, even in the world of finance. As the behavioral health system has evolved over the last 20 years from program-funded community mental health centers to the implementation of managed care and fee-for-service payments, the tide is changing again, and moving towards payments based upon outcomes rather than volume. We will discuss this evolution and the key elements of a value-based payment model. With additional recognition of the importance of social determinants, we will also review the data elements and metrics you should be collecting and analyzing to successfully navigate these changes.
The Unintended Consequences of Medical Marijuana- Brinda Penyak
This session will explore a variety of questions and concerns that arise from the Statutes and regulations permitting medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, including regulations around employment issues, special locations and populations, and impact on other services. Based on a report that the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania developed, counties need to think about these areas and consider local impact or circumstances.
Social Determinants of Health- Heather Hallman
This session will recognize the impact of the social determinants of health, the PA Department of Human Services has begun tackling these important issues like food, transportation, housing, and employment. This presentation will share the accomplishments of the Commonwealth in tackling these issues and look to the future of where we are heading.
Gender Expansive Youth- Kara Mackinson Peters
This session will support Gender Expensive youth through an integrated heath care model approach.
Prenatal/ Postpartum Behavioral Health, Helping Women with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders- Bawn Maguire and David Rizzo
This session will explore best practices in treating women with mental illness during and after pregnancy. The session will explain best practices of women being treated for substance use disorders while pregnant.