The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has partnered with NC AHEC to provide educational and practice-based support to primary care practices interested in implementing the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) — a team-based, interdisciplinary approach to deliver evidence-based diagnoses, treatment, and follow-up care for patients with mild to moderate behavioral health needs.

Module 14: Collaborative Care in Perinatal Populations

Speaker: Lori Raney, MD, Faculty Psychiatrist at MAHEC Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness

This webinar will cover the adaptations to the collaborative care model necessary for successful implementation in the perinatal population. It will cover the roles of the key team members including the OB/GYN, behavioral health care manager (BHCM) and the psychiatric consultant. Specific adaptations for the BHCM will be discussed in detail. Diagnostic consideration for different diagnoses seen in pregnancy and postpartum will be described and the screening tools to consider.

Module 15: Improving CoCM Quality Using Technology

Speakers: Nathaniel A Sowa, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor and John N Copeland, MD MPH

In this session, participants will learn about how technology can facilitate implementation and maintenance of a high-quality CoCM program. The course will demonstrate different ways that patient registries can be utilized to monitor patient progress, as well as fidelity to the treatment model. Construction and use of data dashboards that facilitate monitoring of program quality metrics will be examined. A brief description of how technology can be incorporated into the CoCM workflow to gather patient reported outcomes will demonstrate ways to utilize technology solutions to improve program efficiency and patient engagement.

Click button below to register for the CoCM Training Series, including modules 1-15. When you click “REGISTER” on the webpage, you will be asked to log in to your MyAHEC account, or create one. Once you register for any one module, you are registered for the entire series.

Visit NC AHEC’s Collaborative Care Model Webpage here.