Education and Networking Events
To build awareness of whole person care strategies and concepts, CAHA is offering three education and networking events in 2019.
Whole Person Care and Social Determinants of Health
July 23, 2019, 8:30 – 10:45 am, Leona Training Center, Okemos
CAHA is pleased to announce its second education and networking event related to whole person care. This session will focus on Social Determinants of Health.
The program will open with an overview of the Healthy! Capital Counties 2018 Community Needs Assessment, focusing on findings related to Social Determinants of Health. Two organizations – the Ingham County Community Health Centers and the Northwest Michigan Health Initiative - will share their perspective and experience with screening for social determinants. They will also discuss how they are using the information to improve population health and address the complex needs of their patients. Panel and table discussions will follow the presentations.
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The Whole Person Care Team
April 24, 2019
The Whole Person Care Team was held on April 24 and was presented by Christopher G. Wise, MHSA, PhD. The attendees represented health systems, community mental health, local public health, physician groups, education, health plans and community organizations.
Dr. Wise has extensive experience in employing the principles of Lean thinking to the redesign of clinical practice processes. He discussed contexts in which practices have undergone redesign, including transformation to PCMH models, and alternative model testing for the Michigan State Innovation Model. A high level overview of the Lean process was shared and discussed: defining the scope of the problem to be addressed, creating visual maps of the current state process and the future state process, developing goals and action plans, implementation, checking and adjusting. Dr. Wise emphasized that process redesign needs to be done by the people doing the work and that the creation of visual maps is important to identifying steps that do not add value to meeting patient needs. He shared examples of current state and future state maps done in redesign processes and discussed the impact of redesign on cost and quality outcomes.