5th Annual Behavioral Health Summit

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2017

Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis, MA 02601

 

 

The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands (BHPC) continues to focus on education, communication, and improving access to services for individuals struggling with mental illness.  On October 6, 2017 join us at the 5th Annual Behavioral Health Summit for “The Social Determinants of Behavioral Health: Awareness, Understanding, and Action”.

Seventy- five percent of a person’s mental and physical health is determined by social factors such as poverty, housing, violence, and education.  This year's program will look at some of the largest impacts on a person's physical and mental health and what resources are available here on Cape Cod to address them.

The Summit is designed for those who provide care or support services across the entirety of the behavioral health spectrum including physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, administrators, peer advocates, first responders, public safety, teachers and other health professionals serving children/adults and their families in our community.

Nursing, Physician, LICSW, and EMS CEUs will be available.

Application for MaMHCA/MMCEP continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands, (508) 827-1027, coordinator@bhpccapecod.org for the status of LMHC CE certification.

 

 

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Summit Schedule:

Registration | 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions | 8:30 - 9:00 AM 

Opening Keynote | 9:00 – 10:00 AM 
Kumara Sidhartha MD MPH
Medical Director, Emerald Physicians; Chair, Wellness Advisory Board
Social Determinants of Health: Challenges and Opportunities for Physical and Mental Health Care
Dr. Sidhartha will present the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for healthcare systems on the way forward in the world of value-based healthcare. Successful, evidence-based healthcare interventions in addressing social determinants of health will be discussed.

Morning Breakout Sessions | 10:15 - 11:45 AM

Housing & Homelessness (This section will repeat in the afternoon)
For individuals and families living in a cycle homelessness and housing instability due to extreme poverty, trauma, violence, mental illness, addiction or other chronic health conditions, housing can massively impact mental and physical health trajectories. In this session, learn more about regional efforts to coordinate housing services and how to access those options. This session will also highlight an integrated model of care implemented at Duffy Health Center for treating Hepatitis C in the homeless and at risk for homelessness population, taking a close look at data outcomes and lessons learned from the program.

Food Access & Nutrition (This section will repeat in the afternoon)
Every day, 49.1 million Americans do not have adequate access to nutritional food or cannot afford it. Of this population, 1 in 6 is a child.  Learn more about food access and insecurity in patient care, as well as a special look at nutrition choices and behavioral health with our keynote speaker Dr. Sidhartha and nutritionist Nicole Cormier RD, LDN.

Community Response to Violence 
Trauma and violence are widespread, harmful, and costly public health concerns that have no boundaries regarding age, gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Trauma is a common experience for adults and children in American communities, and especially in the lives of people with mental health and substance use disorders. In this session learn more about community responses to trauma and violence and how principles of trauma-informed care are being integrated throughout the community both locally here on Cape Cod and regionally across the state.

Lunch | 12:00 - 1:00 PM 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions | 1:00 - 2:30 PM  

Housing & Homelessness (This is a repeated session) 
For individuals and families living in a cycle homelessness and housing instability due to extreme poverty, trauma, violence, mental illness, addiction or other chronic health conditions, housing can massively impact mental and physical health trajectories. In this session, learn more about regional efforts to coordinate housing services and how to access those options. This session will also highlight an integrated model of care implemented at Duffy Health Center for treating Hepatitis C in the homeless and at risk for homelessness population, taking a close look at data outcomes and lessons learned from the program.

Food Access & Nutrition (This is a repeated session)
Every day, 49.1 million Americans do not have adequate access to nutritional food or cannot afford it. Of this population, 1 in 6 is a child.  Learn more about food access and insecurity in patient care, as well as a special look at nutrition choices and behavioral health with our keynote speaker Dr. Sidhartha and nutritionist Nicole Cormier RD, LDN.

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse as a Public Health Problem
Sexual abuse affects each member of a community, both directly and indirectly.  Preventing child sexual abuse ultimately prevents future unhealthy choices which can lead to major health consequences in later years.  Presented by the Enough Abuse Campaign, this section provides an overview of adverse childhood experiences, including child sexual abuse, that can lead to high-risk health behaviors that can contribute to leading causes of disease.

Excellence in Behavioral Health Service Award | 2:45 - 3:00 PM

Closing Speaker | 3:00 – 4:00 PM

 Dan Millman

  A Peaceful Warrior’s Approach to Behavioral Health

 

  Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor and college professor. His seventeen 
  books, including The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide.

Closing Remarks | 4:00 PM 

Nursing, Physician, LICSW, LMHC, and EMS CEUs will be available. Schedule subject to change

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The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands Fund, a project of The Cape Cod Foundation.