Solving for Sleep SAMHSA Webinar Series

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Integrating Care Through a Biopsychosocial Approach to Health

PCDC, in collaboration the SAMHSA Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions, is engaging in a year-long virtual initiative focused on addressing sleep and related social and health needs through enhancing integrated primary and behavioral health care. This initiative will include live virtual learning opportunities, free tools and resources, and linkage to experts in the field. An anchor for the year will be a monthly webinar series focused on building foundations and advanced applications of sleep knowledge.

WATCH: Expert Conversation with NCBH Senior Director Alicia Kirley

Webinar sessions are 60 minutes each with a follow-on open ‘office hour’ for Q&A with experts, and will range in topics including:

  • Foundations in sleep and health outcomes (comorbidity, connection to COVID-19, social determinants of health, and opportunities for integrated care teams)
  • Perspectives of persons with lived experiences (including patients, parents of children with sleep difficulties, older adults)
  • Health disparities and sleep
  • Behavioral assessment and intervention in sleep
  • Medical assessment and intervention in sleep (including OSA, medication, addressing medical comorbidity)
  • Addressing sleep ourselves as healthcare providers (including sleep/work balance, creating sleep-conducive spaces, sharing of experiences, role of sleep in our work, etc.)

Addressing Insomnia in Health Centers: Getting Real About What Impacts our Patients’ Sleep

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1p.m. to 2p.m. ET

Julita Mir, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Community Care Cooperative
Lee Ruszczyk, Senior Director of Behavioral Health at Henry J. Austin FQHC
Camille Evans, LMSW, Behavioral Health Consultant and Social Services Manager at Valor Health

Is sleep a vital sign? What is Coronasomnia? How do you see sleep impacting the patients you serve? You are invited to join the conversation on October 27th by speaking up during this “townhall style” interactive listening session focused on the state of sleep. Featuring a panel of expert clinicians from health centers across the country sharing experience, guidance and discussing your concerns do not miss this opportunity to connect with other providers so we can “solve for sleep” together.

This interactive listening session is offered by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and the SAMHSA Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions.

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Sleep: The Foundation of Improved Health Outcomes

Thursday, December 3, 2020
1p.m to 2:30p.m. ET

Jack Todd Wahrenberger, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at Pittsburgh Mercy
Andrew Philip, PhD, LP, Senior Director, Clinical & Population Health at Primary Care Development Corporation

Join us for the first sleep series webinar session! Featuring Dr. Todd Wahrenberger and Dr. Andrew Philip sharing critical information on how sleep and sleep deprivation impact health from a primary care and behavioral health lens and touching on topics like the intersection of sleep with current events, COVID-19, social determinants of health, and opportunities for health integration makes this a session you won’t want to miss.


Unseen Impacts: Health Disparities and Sleep

Thursday, January 7, 2021
1p.m to 2:30p.m. ET

The impact and relationship of sleep and disparities related to key determinants including housing, income and employment, and race.


Sleep: Behavioral Health Lens on Sleep: Assessment and Intervention

Thursday, February 4, 2021
1p.m to 2:30p.m. ET

Addressing sleep within behavioral health treatment: screening for sleep needs; SUD and sleep; behavioral interventions for sleep; and interdisciplinary collaboration.


Sleep: One Good Night: Experiences of Insomnia for Patients and Families Across the Lifespan

Thursday, March 4, 2021
1p.m to 2:30p.m. ET

Panel style and video presentations focused on lived experiences including perspectives on older adults and parents of children with sleep difficulties.


Physical Health and Primary Care Lens on Sleep: Assessment and Intervention

Thursday, April 1, 2021
1p.m to 2:30p.m. ET

Addressing physical medicine components of sleep, including: assessment and screening; medical comorbidity including sleep apnea; medications and supplements; and interdisciplinary collaboration.


What about Us? A Discussion with and for Healthcare Providers

Thursday, May 6, 2021
1p.m to 2:30p.m. ET

Addressing sleep within the healthcare community: sleep/work balance; creating sleep-conducive spaces; the role of sleep in work; and perspectives of healthcare professionals.


PCDC’s Andrew Philip and Alicia Kirley, MBA, Sr. Director at the NCBH Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions, have an “Expert Conversation” on sleep deprivation and integrated care.

Customized Trainings

PCDC offers comprehensive, hands-on trainings for health care staff and providers that are customized to accommodate any group’s unique needs. With workshops ranging from improving patient-practitioner communication to overcoming barriers in health literacy, PCDC’s courses encourage team building and foster healthy workplace habits.

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