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Summit 2014

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The BIG Question:
The BIG Question: What is the future of health care? And how will behavioral health fit in?

  • What services will we provide? Whom will we serve?
  • How will consumer and clinician roles evolve?
  • How will our increasingly diverse population change what we do?
  • How will technological innovations factor in?
  • How will we be paid?
  • What kind of leadership will we need to deliver – both within our field and in the larger system?
  • And who will “we” be, anyway?


In Santa Fe, we will step back from problem solving the “now” and look at the trends pushing and pulling us into the future. The 2014 Summit will challenge us all to think as futurists. We will examine key trends in health and the larger forces driving them – both in the field and in society. We will identify challenges on the horizon, resources available to meet them, and strategies for leading the unfolding future. You will come away with a clearer and inspired understanding of the forces shaping the future of health and how you must adapt your leadership tack today. We invite leaders of health homes, public health, family physicians, health care, behavioral health, addiction services, and community wellness to join us to focus on the skills and experiences required to lead and transform health.

The Work
We will spend Summit in symposia conversations, framed by two plenary presentations. Participants will select a symposium to engage in for the duration of Summit. Each symposium will focus on a single key topic, providing the opportunity to engage in meaningful, courageous, and deep conversation about an aspect of health and health care in the future.  Several times during Summit, participants will convene by symposium to dig into the key trends and forces propelling us into the future, as well as the likely emerging scenarios for where they will take us. Participants will also share information across symposia to build on and inform each other’s thinking. Symposia are:

“There’s No Business Unless You Show Me the Business”—The Imperative to Articulate, Construct, Fund, Implement, and Operate Business Models in the Post-ACA Digital World
Gina Lasky, PhD and Christopher Wilkins, MHA
Join this symposia to define and discuss, within the context of major environmental forces, the behavioral health and recovery community’s mutual imperative for advancing viable business models; the outputs that said business models must produce;  affiliation, collaboration and relational strategies and accountability models;  emerging practices demonstrating track records of operation, integration and monetization; and to summarize a “play bill” of the necessary actors, roles, sets, theatre environment, ticket charges, and administrative support necessary to launch the next evolution of your business model!

Shaping the Future Agenda for Behavioral Health Policy; What do We want? How do we get It?
Mady Chalk, PhD and Pamela Greenberg, MPP
Join this symposium and help pinpoint future behavioral health policy issues, identify focused strategies to lead policy change, and move toward effective behavioral health care in a new environment.

The Power of the Person in the Future of Health
Jen Padron, MEd, CPS, QMHP-CS and Ron Manderscheid, PhD
Explore the future role of the person receiving care and the impact that individual action can have on health outcomes, cost, and whole health.  What do the increasing practices of shared decision-making and the concept of mutuality tell us about future individual responsibility for health? We will hear about emerging innovative routes of engagement and practitioners’ reactions,  learn of techniques and technologies that facilitate personal management of health, and surface the implications for behavioral health and the learning behavioral health can contribute to the future of health care.

The Times They Are A-Changin’: Forming Unfamiliar and Even Difficult Partnerships to Create Innovation in Service Delivery
Terri Hurst, MSW and Sharon Raggio, MBA
Come and share ideas and innovations about collaboration!  In this new world, we have ample opportunities for different, new, and deeper collaboration.  Who might be new partners besides the usual and customary folks we deal with?  Are there new topics for the usual collaborations?  How do we shift the paradigm so we are not in the same box or viewed as being in the same box?  What exactly is collaboration in this new future environment and are there new skills or best practices?

Innovation: A New Ecology of Behavioral Health Leadership in the New Age of Health
Steve Scoggin, PsyD, LPC and Keris Myrick, PhD
Join us for this interactive experience to think globally about innovative leaders and the barriers that keep us from expanding our mindsets. Attention will be on the exploration of future behavioral health innovation as we move from a sick care model to a health care delivery model. Particular attention will be placed on innovations that can accelerate and improve the quality of care while impacting cost such as new models of community collaboration, technology, and peer specialists.

Making Health Care Whole:  Getting Integration Unstuck
Johanna Ferman, MD and Dale Jarvis, CPA
Get ready to be energized as we explore critical questions and barriers to the future of integrated behavioral and physical health care - a core paradigm shift in how we think about, plan for, capture and use information as we drive towards pay-for-performance reimbursement and deliver care in health reform's Triple AIM environment.

Join us to address key questions that can make or break our success, including: what are the financial barriers including carve-in/carve-out? what supports front-end transformation/ what are the potential pitfalls where theory meets operational realities? how do we see beyond the narrow confines of current practice now and into the future?  what are the vital functions for leadership in removing roadblocks? what is the role of information in driving transformational change?

The following is the line-up of expert discussants and facilitators, with you, our audience-participants vital to these 'conversations in the round:' 

Overview: Johanna Ferman, MD, Integrus Health Group and Dale Jarvis, Dale Jarvis & Associates  
Three forums have emerged that build on each other.  We hope each of you will find each a reason for lively engagement and remaining for the entire track.

  • Follow the Money: Mary Palafox, RN, Family Advocate, Orange County, CA; Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NY Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc., and Tony Rothschild, MSW, President and CEO, Common Ground, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Facilitator:  Dale Jarvis
  • Managing Complex Populations in Primary Care and Specialty Behavioral Health Settings: Trudi Carter, MD, CMO, LA Care; Roger Kathol, MD, CEO, Cartesian Health Solutions/Minnesota; Kathy Reynolds, LICSW, National Council for Behavioral Health;, Ian Shaffer, MD,  President, Behavioral Health Management Solutions and CMO First Health, NYC. Facilitator: Andrew Sekel, PhD, CEO, Optum Specialty Networks
  • Practice Transformation as Litmus Test:  Skills Development, Information and Infrastructure: Trudi Carter, MD, CMO, LA Care; Danna Mauch, PhD, Principal/Senior Fellow, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA; Gilbert Newman, PhD, Dean, Wright School of Psychology, Berkeley, CA. Facilitator:  Tomas Moran, CEO, Health Metrics Systems, formerly Senior Director of Quality and Planning, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Palo Alto, California

We're looking forward to sharing this unusual learning opportunity with you!


The Takeaway
You will leave the 2014 Summit with an understanding of how the issues you’re tackling now link up to larger trends in health care. You will have a clearer sense of how these trends influence the trajectory of health and where and how behavioral health must connect. Most importantly, you will be on the road to understanding how to position your work today to lead tomorrow.

Abbreviated Agenda
Tuesday, March 25

6:00 p.m. Developing Future Leaders: Preparing for an Emerging Multicultural Nation
Please join the ACMHA Leadership Committee and Diversity Interest Group for a dynamic conversation between new and distinguished leaders about who we will serve as our country's demographics change; how we will recruit and develop our workforce to meet the needs of our increasingly racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse population; and how we will deliver high quality services to marginalized populations.  We continue the discussion in small groups that share ideas about this challenging topic.   Hors d'oeuvres will be available.


Wednesday, March 26

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
9:00 a.m. ACMHA Welcome: Setting the Summit Context
9:25 a.m. Presentation: The Future of Health Care: Entering the Shift Age
David Houle, Author and Futurist
10:15 a.m. Dialogue with David Houle
11:00 a.m. Symposium Session: Beginning Our Dialogue About the Future
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Symposium Session: Developing the Future Symposium Story
3:15 p.m. Interactive Conversation with David Houle
4:30 p.m. ACMHA Interest Groups and Committee Meetings
6:00 p.m. Networking Reception


Thursday, March 27

7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. Outlining the Day's Work
8:45 a.m. Symposium Session: Countinuing Our Dialogue
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Symposium Session: Harvesting the Future Stories
11:45 a.m. Awards Luncheon
1:00 p.m. Presentation/Workshop: Multisector Leadership Now and in the Future
Alonford J. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CEO, Symphonic Strategies

3:15 p.m.

Symposium Session: Revising Our Future Story

4:30 p.m. ACMHA Interest Groups and Committee Meetings


Friday, March 28

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
9:15 a.m. Leading Behavioral Health to the Future
12:00 p.m. Summit Adjourns