Join us at the Putting Care at the Center Conference

Join us in sunny Sacramento, CA, September 21-23, 2022, for the seventh annual conference for the complex care field. CBCS is a proud sponsor of this important event. The theme of this year’s event is Values and value in complex care. We know that complex care offers value to consumers, communities, providers, payers, and more. How .. more

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Caring as Communities Podcast: Supporting Communities Through Multidisciplinary Care

Patients with high resource utilization are “touching” multiple resources within any given community, but in most places across the country, any care received is happening within silos. Dr. Enrique Enguidanos welcomes Ray Michaelson, Program Manager for the Mat-Su Health Foundation, to talk about the need and best practices for setting up multidisciplinary care teams to .. more

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Caring as Communities Podcast: Improving Palliative Care

  Dr. Joanne Roberts shares with Dr. Enguidanos what we need to understand about death and palliative care—both as healthcare providers and as a larger community—when supporting individuals who have a terminal disease. Join us as Dr. Roberts shares about navigating her own terminal diagnosis as a palliative care physician and how we can better .. more

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Caring as Communities Podcast: Addressing Maternal Morbidity in Vulnerable Populations (Part 1)

  In Part 1 of this two-part series on vulnerable populations, guest speaker Kara James—Nurse Practitioner with Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles—talks about the increase in maternal morbidity the U.S. is seeing, its impact specifically on BIPOC communities, and what we can all be doing to better support all mothers and their babies for healthier .. more

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Webinar: Homelessness and Emergency Department Care

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 | 1:00 PM CT People experiencing homelessness are often managing significant complex health issues but are unable to access needed primary care or must prioritize immediate survival over health management. The result is that health conditions are often untreated until it’s an emergency. Emergency Departments (EDs), then, are well accustomed to .. more

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Caring as Communities Podcast: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  Data has correlated Adverse Childhood Experiences  (ACEs) with increases in adult Rx use, drug dependency, and more. Listen as we discuss with Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT, and Consultant, Practice Improvement and Consulting, for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing the role ACEs play in population health, why trauma-informed care is critical, and the opportunities .. more

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Solving for Patient Engagement in Behavioral Health Populations

Behavioral health conditions significantly impact costs of care—with studies linking behavioral health diagnoses with a 3.5x increase in overall care costs and up to a 103% increase in high-cost utilization. While innovative health plans across the country are working to address these costs through programs tailored to support individuals with behavioral health conditions, patient engagement .. more

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Caring as Communities Podcast: Addressing Violence Against Healthcare Workers

According to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 80% of nurses report being verbally abused at least once in the past year, and 47% report being physically abused. Tune in as Kristen Choi and Anna Dermenchyan discuss the increasing importance of addressing violence against healthcare workers, inside and out of clinic walls. The podcast .. more

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Caring as Communities Podcast: The Role of Community Health Workers in Addressing Social Determinants of Health

In this episode of Caring as Communities, Paula Blackwell, MBA, and Allison Robinson, MPH discuss with Dr. Enrique Enguidanos the increasing importance of community health workers in supporting individuals with social determinants of health—as well as the value of having advocates with “lived experience” to help build trust between healthcare providers and communities. Guests Paula .. more

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Caring as Communities Podcast: Caring and Advocating for Provider Mental Health (Part 2)

  Learn the mental health challenges faced by nurses and physicians across the country—including burnout compassion fatigue, and moral injury—following the COVID-19 pandemic with the country’s leaders in provider health research and advocacy. Special Guests: Bernard Chang, MD, Ph.D., FACEP and Vice-Chair of Research and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical .. more

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