We’ll be coming together as a culturally humble and diverse group of quality professionals to rock the new rules!
Who should attend: The primary audience for this conference includes the following California County staff: QI/QA Coordinators, Compliance Officers, and those involved with utilization review and quality improvement efforts. This conference is not geared towards county-contracted direct service providers but is appropriate for county-contracted agencies or consultants that are currently providing quality assurance or quality improvement services directly to the county.
Co-Sponsored by the California Quality Improvement Coordinators and the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions.
Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the CIBHS/CBHDA websites and in the press, social media, marketing materials, and other publications. By registering/entering this event, you consent to CIBHS/CBHDA photographing and using your image and likeness.
Link to County Options for Increasing Access to Psychiatry
Please contact Paula Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to Friday’s CBHDA Envisioning Behavioral Health in 2020 and Beyond.
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
“Bold Ideas for a Shared Vision Between Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems: A Continuum of Evidence-Based Practices Offering Pathways of Hope”
The relationship between behavioral health conditions and criminal justice involvement has been well documented in the literature. Two-thirds of our nation’s youth who are incarcerated have been diagnosed with at least one behavioral health condition (Moore, 2009). Adults with a mental illness are overrepresented in the correctional system at a rate of two to four times the general population (Al-Rousan et al. 2017). There are more than ten times as many adults with serious mental illnesses in jails and prisons than in hospitals (Torrey et al., 2010).
The 2019 Ninth Annual CIBHS Evidence-Based Practices Symposium
will focus on practices that support effective and innovative cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for children, youth, and adults with significant substance use and mental health conditions who encounter or those who are at risk of encountering the justice system.
HELD: Wednesday, November 28, 2018Thursday, November 29, 2018
The purpose of the Fiscal Leadership Institute (FLI) was to provide in-depth practical training for county behavioral health finance managers and staff statewide that provided current and future leaders with the tools to effectively and efficiently utilize the limited resources available in California to finance high-quality county mental health service delivery systems. This institute focused on the specialized fiscal needs of counties and also incorporated current and emerging federal and state fiscal policy topics related to MHSA.
“It is a representation of stormy emotions in the environment. The tree is where I find stillness, peace, and happiness.” Watercolor Art by Selvino Moscare
The Cultural Competence Summit, “Honoring California’s Diversity: A Call to Action” focused on highlighting innovative programs to reduce stigma and increase behavioral health services and substance use treatment to underserved communities.
CIBHS invited county behavioral health fiscal staff and managers to attend the next Fiscal Leadership Institute, scheduled for June 4-5, 2018 in Sacramento. As always, this event covered current and emerging State and Federal policies and the fiscal implications of those policies in a conference-style format that included presentations by subject matter experts, interactive dialogue, and opportunities for peer learning and county-to-county networking. This event was the only statewide training available specifically for behavioral health fiscal leaders.
The 8th Annual EBP Symposium Program included thoughtful keynotes and presentations which inspired hope, despite significant and complex traumas and showed it is possible for behavioral health clients and family members to live happy and healthy, meaningful lives.
The Symposium consisted of high-quality presentations relating to strategies that are culturally relevant, focused on the unique needs of the substance use disorder population, and focused on strategies and tools for successful implementation.
Sponsored by the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) under a grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the summit was a unique opportunity to examine promising and best practices in adolescent early intervention and treatment. We invited the administrators, local partners, and allies to participate as members of a county team designed by the county. The summit also provided the time to build collaborative partnerships which were key to designing and delivering SUD services.
Consumer and family member leaders, peers working in the system, and allied behavioral health services providers came together to help define the role that consumer and family members play in the county’s design and delivery of services, as well as in defining its vision of recovery and wellness. This event was hosted by the Peer Recovery Collaborative in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Equity and the Office of Consumer & Family Affairs of San Mateo County.
HELD: Monday, December 11, 2017 | Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Public behavioral health financing has become increasingly complex in recent years and is constantly evolving, especially in this era of health care reform. The fiscal viability of county behavioral health agencies depends upon the capacity of their fiscal departments to understand and learn how to braid the many funding streams they have to work with in order to achieve the best outcomes. The Fiscal Leadership Institute (FLI) incorporated information about current and emerging federal and state fiscal policy topics that are geared specifically to the training needs of county behavioral health finance managers and staff. The FLI was offered in a conference-style format that includes presentations by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), interactive dialogue and opportunities for peer learning.
The summit focused on culturally-specific strategies for promoting wellness. Traditional approaches to healing were used as well as key considerations and concrete methods for building evidence for community-based practices.
HELD: Monday, June 5, 2017, 10am-5pmTuesday, June 6, 2017, 9am-4pm
This two-day, biannual Institute provided county behavioral health fiscal leaders with critical information and tools to stay up-to-date on today’s rapid changes in healthcare. Participants heard from experts on behavioral health care finance and policy. This event was only open to county behavioral health staff.
If you need assistance with the program, please contact Shoshana Zatz, email@example.com.
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) co-sponsored the Evidence-Based Practices Symposium: Outreach to Outcome: Continuum of Prevention and Early Intervention Services. This symposium was held at the Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California on Monday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
HELD: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:45pm Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:45pm
The theme for the Cultural Competence Summit XX was Supporting Community Defined Practices. This Summit focused on highlighting Community Defined Practices used by disparate communities to reduce stigma to increase access to mental health services and treatment throughout California counties. The conference objectives were to:
Educate and inform attendees about effective strategies for reaching diverse populations;
Inspire attendees to try new strategies to reach diverse populations, and
Highlight successful activities that currently exist throughout the State that reach diverse populations.
This was a convening of Behavioral Health Workforce leaders to review what has worked, what could be improved, lessons learned and to identify the gaps which exist in the BH workforce. Ultimately, at the close of the day, we expected to have identified strategies and innovative ideas to put forth that would ensure access to services through a diverse and responsive workforce.
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions presented:
County Behavioral Health Fiscal Leadership Institute
Monday, December 12, 2016, 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm
Located at the Doubletree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA, this two-day institute provided county behavioral health fiscal leaders with critical information and tools to address new challenges in a post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) environment. Participants heard in-depth information on public finance-related topics and their implications for county behavioral health fiscal managers.
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, numerous federal and California health care initiatives are underway to transform usual care practices to improve the health and well-being of the population, with a particular focus on individuals with complex health and psychosocial conditions. Within these initiatives, there is an expectation for cross-sector collaboration, coordination, and data sharing to better address the social determinants that profoundly impact health outcomes and costs of care.
The Summit’s goal was to learn from the experiences of regional, cross-sector partners who are expanding and redefining their roles, and working to collectively build and implement coordinated and accountable systems of care. Leaders of health and behavioral health plans, primary care, mental health and substance use disorder systems, hospitals, homeless service providers, and others discussed and explored innovative strategies for patient engagement and activation, service delivery, and payment and financing reform.
If you have any questions, please contact the CIBHS Conference Department at (916) 379-5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) Behavioral Health Fiscal Leadership Institute provided county behavioral health fiscal leaders with critical information and tools to address new challenges in a post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) environment. This two-day Institute was the tenth in a bi-annual series.
Implementing health information technology to address the opportunities and challenges of health care reform.
Expanding electronic health information exchange to support care coordination across physical and behavioral health care.
How to manage the ongoing implementation and improvement of your organization’s EHR.
Innovative mobile apps and other technologies to enhance client recovery and wellness.
Innovative uses of information technologies for decision support and more effective quality management.Updates on national policy developments guiding health information exchange and data privacy and security.
CIBHS is excited to feature our keynote speakers Dean Lee Fixsen, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Senior Scientist and Co-Director of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) on April 21, 2016 and Stanley J. Huey Jr., PhD, Associate Professor, University of Southern California on April 22, 2016.
Held: February 17-19, 2016Powerpoints and Handouts
The 2016 California Behavioral Health Policy Forum (February 17th – 19th) is focused on top current issues relevant to California counties, community-based organizations and consumers and family members. The Forum will highlight best practices that address these current issues.
Held: December 16 - 17, 2015PowerPoints and Handouts
The CIBHS Fiscal Leadership Institute series provided county behavioral health fiscal leaders with information and tools to address new challenges in a post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) environment. This two-day conference was the ninth in a training series focused on equipping fiscal leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to manage the complex environment of county behavioral health services financing.
HELD: September 30 - October 2, 2015Powerpoints and Handouts
Keynotes, panels and workshops focused on the following: What does the integration of mental health, substance use, and primary care look like now? How do we view/understand the current System of Care and its future? Within the context of integration of mental health, substance use, and primary care, how have these subareas changed and what is the future for:
Integrated Behavioral Health Homes
Meaningful Roles for Peer Providers in Integrated Healthcare
The CIBHS Fiscal Leadership Institute series provided county behavioral health fiscal leaders with information and tools to address new challenges in a post- Affordable Care Act (ACA) environment. Taking place on May 19th and 20th in Sacramento, the two-day conference was the eighth in a training series focused on equipping fiscal leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to manage the complex environment of county behavioral health services financing.
Held: Thursday, April 23 - 24, 2015Program, PowerPoints and Handouts
This year the Symposium focused on “Integration and Evidence in the Changing Service System.”
The Symposium is designed for mental health, child welfare, probation and education providers, along with EBP practitioners, supervisors, and managers who are implementing evidence-based practices or would like to implement evidence-based practices.
The 7th International “Together Against Stigma” Conference was held for the first time in the United States in San Francisco February 18-20, 2015 on behalf of the California Mental Health Services Authority, the World Psychiatric Association, the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions, and the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California.
On September 17-19, 2014 in Newport Beach, CA, the 2014 Policy Forum focused on challenges and solutions to healthcare integration partnerships between Managed Care Plan (MCP) and Mental Health Plan (MHP), i.e., best practices for partnerships between counties, providers, and health plans including un/underserved cultural communities and across the life span.
The Symposium is designed for mental health, child welfare, probation and education providers, along with EBP practitioners, supervisors and managers who are implementing evidence-based practices, or would like to implement evidence-based practices.
This year’s Keynote Speaker was Sonja K. Schoenwald, PhD, with the Family Services Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Schoenwald spoke about her research in transportability, implementation, and dissemination of effective treatments for youth and their families.
The California Mental Health & Substance Use Policy Forum “And Justice for All – How Mental Health, Substance Use and Justice Systems Collaboration Can Transform Lives” was held March 12-14, 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center, Sacramento CA.
The Thirteenth Annual Behavioral Health Information Management Conference and Exposition on “Addressing the Needs of Mental Health, Alcohol, and Other Drug Programs” was held on April 3-4, 2013 in San Diego, CA.