The final convening in our series of regional convenings to discuss rural health care has been scheduled in San Bernardino for May 15, 2017. Find more information about the event and register online through the CCRHI Events Page.
Today CCRHI hosted a successful webinar with staff from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. Thank you to all of our CCRHI collaborative members who participated. This is the first in what we hope will be many webinars that explore strategies to improve the health of your rural communities. To view the meeting recording and slides visit the CCRHI Events page.
May 9-10, 2016: Effecting Change through the use of Motivational Interviewing (Yreka)
Motivational interviewing, a treatment approach developed by William Miller, has been well established as an effective way to promote behavior change in individuals. Following a brief review of the three different helping styles, the definition of motivation, and the fundamental MI principles, this experiential MI Skill Development training will focus on a thorough review of the MI micro-skills that can be utilized in a variety of settings, such as primary care, behavioral health, and law enforcement, to help individuals to engage in change talk, and then make commitments to make behavioral changes based on goals that they have identified. Content related to the provision of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) in a variety of care settings will be weaved throughout the training. Continuing Education credits are available. (Registration)
Priority registration is for members of the Siskiyou Community Services Council and Siskiyou Healthcare Collaborative – Behavioral Health Task Group. Training is presented by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center. This training is made possible with funding from Blue Shield of California Foundation; Siskiyou County Community Corrections Partnership; and Siskiyou County Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division – Mental Health Services Act.
July 12-13, 2016: Rural Quality and Clinical Conference (Oakland, CA)
National Rural Health Association’s Rural Quality and Clinical Conference is an interactive forum for quality improvement and performance improvement coordinators, rural clinicians, and nurses practicing on the front lines of rural health care. Registration is $269 members / $369 non-members. (National Rural Health Association)
June 1, 2016: SHARE Approach Workshop (Fairfield, CA)
A one-day workshop developed by the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help health care professionals work with patients to make the best possible decisions together. AHRQ’s SHARE Approach is a five-step process for shared decision making that includes exploring and comparing the benefits, harms and risks of each option through meaningful dialogue about what matters most to the patient. The event will be held live at the Partnership HealthPlan Fairfield office. Live video broadcasts will be available in Eureka and Redding. CME/CE credit is available. (Registration)