HELD: Wednesday, November 28, 2018Thursday, November 29, 2018
The purpose of the Fiscal Leadership Institute (FLI) is to provide in-depth practical training for county behavioral health finance managers and staff statewide that provides 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 will focus on the specialized fiscal needs of counties and will also incorporate 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” will focus on highlighting innovative programs to reduce stigma and increase behavioral health services and substance use treatment to underserved communities.
CIBHS invites 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 will cover current and emerging State and Federal policies and the fiscal implications of those policies in a conference-style format that includes presentations by subject matter experts, interactive dialogue, and opportunities for peer learning and county-to-county networking. This event is the only statewide training available specifically for behavioral health fiscal leaders.
The 8th Annual EBP Symposium Program includes thoughtful keynotes and presentations which inspire hope, despite significant and complex traumas, and shows it is possible for behavioral health clients and family members to live happy and healthy, meaningful lives.
The Symposium will consist 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 will be a unique opportunity to examine promising and best practices in adolescent early intervention and treatment. We have invited the administrators, local partners and allies to participate as members of a county team designed by the county. The summit will also provide the time to build collaborative partnerships which will be key to designing and delivering SUD services.
Consumer and family member leaders, peers working in the system, and allied behavioral health services providers will come together to help define the role that consumer and family members will play in the county’s design and delivery of services, as well as in defining its vision of recovery and wellness. This event is 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.
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) incorporates 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 is offered in a conference-style format that includes presentations by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), interactive dialogue and opportunities for peer learning.
Monday, June 5, 2017, 10am-5pmTuesday, June 6, 2017, 9am-4pm
This two-day, biannual Institute will provide county behavioral health fiscal leaders with critical information and tools to stay up-to-date on today’s rapid changes in healthcare. Participants will hear from experts on behavioral health care finance and policy. This event is 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) are co-sponsoring the Evidence-Based Practices Symposium: Outreach to Outcome: Continuum of Prevention and Early Intervention Services. This year’s symposium will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California on Monday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
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 is Supporting Community Defined Practices. This Summit will focus 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 are 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 is 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 expect to have identified strategies and innovative ideas to put forth that will ensure access to services through a diverse and responsive workforce.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 the evidence for community-based practices.
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.