Lunchtime Webinar: Organizational Planning in a New Health Care Environment
September 11, 2012
The Pennsylvania Physical Health/Behavioral Health Learning Community will present the following webinar on September 27 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Organizational Planning in a New Health Care Environment: Lessons from Philadelphia’s Health Reform and Health Equity Unit.
Description: National and local health care reform efforts will have a tremendous impact on the ways behavioral health care is consumed, delivered, and financed. While many of the policies and issues regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other health care reform (HCR) measures are complex, it is critical to engage stakeholders at all levels in order to prepare for cha
llenges, benefit from opportunities, and advocate for good behavioral health policy in a time of transition. Because HCR impacts behavioral health organizations in numerous ways, it is critical that professionals are well-informed. Devising a strategic plan to acquire, analyze, and disseminate information regarding HCR is a practical tool to address the vast and complex information arising from HCR and the ACA.
In 2011, the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services established the Health Reform and Health Equity Unit (HRHE) to create a culture aware of and prepared for the impact of health reform and related legislation. HRHE developed a strategic plan to share information, build capacity, and identify areas of development related to health reform. Likewise, HRHE is dedicated to achieving equitable behavioral health care for all by addressing disparities within Philadelphia. HRHE also developed an evaluation plan to measure impact. Mental health, behavioral health, and substance use providers and organizations of all sizes can benefit by implementing HRHE strategies to prepare for the changes, challenges, and opportunities arising from HCR efforts.
Target Audience: Behavioral health professionals
Learning Objectives: Attendees of this presentation can expect to:
- Describe the five major areas of health care reform,
- Identify at least three practices to implement in their own organizations to become better informed about health care reform changes, and
- Identify at least five health care reform resources for behavioral health organizations.
Tramaine Stevenson is the manager, Health Reform and Health Equity, City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. She is responsible for developing strategies to prepare for the impact of health care reform and ensure equitable service delivery to the 100,000 individuals served by the public sector behavioral health system. With more than 10 years of experience advancing quality improvement and transformation efforts within the behavioral health landscape, Ms. Stevenson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arcadia University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Eastern University. She conducts workshops and trainings on topics including, but not limited to, health care reform, recovery oriented systems of care, cultural competence, person-directed recovery planning, and Mental Health First Aid.
Shannon Mace is the health reform and health equity specialist, City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, Strategic Planning Division. Ms. Mace holds a law degree from Widener University School of Law and a master's degree in public health from Thomas Jefferson University. She is the coordinator of the Mental Health Reform Work Group and a section councilor for the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association. Additionally, she is a member of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership's Network Advisory Council.
To register for the webinar, please complete the online registration form.
For more information or to join the learning community, please contact Jen Bankard (email@example.com).