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Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry Toolkit Now Available on HIPxChange

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The Access Community Health Centers Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry Toolkit includes a detailed flow diagram of key communications between primary care physicians, behavioral health consultants, and consulting psychiatrists working together within a clinic. It emphasizes a team approach for addressing patients’ behavioral and mental health needs while supporting and encouraging efficient, whole-person care.

The Integrated Primary Care Consulting Psychiatry Toolkit was developed by researchers and clinicians at Access Community Health Centers and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. View the toolkit here.

2013 Wisconsin Health Improvement & Research Partnerships Forum

The 2013 Wisconsin Health Improvement & Research Partnerships Forum will be held on Sept. 12-13 in the UW-Madison Union South. The theme of this year's forum is "Facilitating Partnership: Common Mission, Multiple Approaches," and the workshops and presentations will focus on the following topics: how organizations are working together to solve health problems, tools that can be used to overcome collaboration obstacles, and innovative methods for implementing & evaluating health advances.

HIP is a sponsor of this year's forum, and everyone is invited to attend. View more details about the forum here.

UW PATH collaborative formed to disseminate improvement activities locally and nationally

PATH logoThe UW Primary care Academics Transforming Healthcare (PATH) collaborative was recently formed to bridge primary care clinical transformation and rigorous scientific study in order to improve the UW Health system for the benefit of patients and communities. The collaborative is a multidisciplinary coalition of physicians and change leaders, and members are experienced in clinical delivery and span all three primary care departments (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics), Quality, Safety, and Innovations, Population Health, and the Center for Patient Partnerships.

UW PATH will disseminate learnings locally and nationally, emphasizing scholarly contributions, and aims to enter the national discourse on primary care redesign by highlighting some of UW Health's important work to date.

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