Community Grand Rounds - Behavioral Health Integration and the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Earlier this year, BMHA embarked on a new endeavor, Community Grand Rounds. This roundtable discussion format provides a trusted forum for behavioral health and healthcare providers to share and provide solutions-focused information empowering our communities.
The next Community Grand Rounds topic is: Behavioral Health Integration and the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic. There were 393 drug and alcohol overdose deaths in Baltimore City in 2015, compared with 303 in 2014 and 246 in 2013. An estimated 24,000 individuals use opioids in Baltimore. The presenters will share with their colleagues the importance of the shift of the epidemic to a health policy issue and the challenges and successes in their practices serving this population. Guests also will hear a first-hand account of how heroin addiction affected one family.
Dr. Edwin Chapman ~ Internal and Addiction Medicine Practice with specialized experience in treating opioid use disorder using an innovative "whole person healthcare" approach.
Dr. Michael Douglas ~ Director of Baltimore Cares, an outpatient mental health and substance abuse center in Baltimore.
Dr. Melissa Clarke ~ BMHA Community Grand Rounds resident "Dean" and moderator. Dr. Clarke is a Population Health Consultant, with a focus on how to develop interventions to improve the health of populations, and is author of best-selling book,"Excuse Me Doctor, I've Got What?! Taking Ownership of Your Health and Making Healthcare Reform Work for You."
After this event, there are three shopping weekends before Christmas! You will have an opportunity to purchase Dr. Clarke's best-selling book for healthcare consumers, Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?! Taking Ownership of Your Health and Making Healthcare Reform Work for You. Voted a top healthcare book for 2015 by Essence Magazine, it was hailed as a roadmap for how to be a smart healthcare consumer and to understand why now, with healthcare reform, taking control of your health and healthcare is more important than ever.
Information about the presenters:
Dr. Melissa Clarke, a practicing board-certified Emergency Physician, is founder and CEO of the BHE Group, where she consults with healthcare organizations on practice transformation, patient engagement, health literacy and quality outcomes. With extensive expertise in medical management, care coordination, and the use of healthcare data analytics, she was on the leading edge of implementing patient-centered value based care models in several accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks. For over 35 years, Edwin C. Chapman, Sr., M.D. has maintained an active private practice in general Internal Medicine located in Northeast Washington, D.C concentrating on chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, he was the Medical Director of the United Planning Organization’s (UPO) Comprehensive Treatment Program from its inception in 2000 thought October 31, 2012, which is a multifaceted, non-profit, 500+ slot drug treatment center (methadone replacement therapy) in Washington, DC as a contracted agent of the District of Columbia’s Health Department through the Addiction Prevention and Recovery Agency (APRA). Michael Douglas, MHS, CAC-AD, Ph.D. is the Founder, President & CEO of Baltimore Cares Inc., a 501 (c) (3) private nonprofit organization providing outpatient behavioral health treatment services in Baltimore City since January 2007. Dr. Douglas created Baltimore Cares to be a community resource that educates the public on the disease of addiction and mental illness advocating at all times the value of treatment in improving the welfare of our communities.
When & Where
The Black Mental Health Alliance for Education & Consultation, Inc.
The Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc. (BMHA) was founded on December 9, 1983 and received its Articles of Incorporation on January 1, 1984. BMHA is a private non-profit 501(C)3 organization that provides training, consultation, support groups, resource referral, public information, and educational resources regarding behavioral health issues.
The primary mission of the BMHA is to provide a trusted forum to lead and promote a holistic, culturally relevant approach to the development and maintenance of whole health, mental health programs and services for African Americans and vulnerable communities. BMHA actively engages healthcare professional members through an expansive database of culturally competent and patient-centered licensed mental health clinicians. Further, BMHA promotes appropriate mental health care, service delivery, provider networks, and theoretical understanding through culturally relevant approaches and models in education and consultation.