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Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health

Program Overview

This program consists of five modules focused on transforming primary and behavioral healthcare systems resulting from the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

  • Module 1: The Affordable Care Act (10 hrs/CEUs)
  • Module 2: Social Determinants of Health: Healthcare Disparities and Integrated Healthcare (20 hrs/CEUs)
  • Module 3: Person-Centered Care: Understanding Core Components of Practice and Skills Development (20 hrs/CEUs)
  • Module 4: The ACA: Promoting Systems & Organized Accountability (10 hrs/CEUs)
  • Module 5: The ACA: Promoting Leadership through Times of Change (20hrs/CEUs)

Each module is led by experts in their respective fields. Online, in-person, and guest lectures will be included within each module. Each module is designed as a stand-alone learning experience, but taken together offer a comprehensive overview of the healthcare reform movement. Completion of each module will result in the award of a certificate in the area of concentration and a corresponding number of continuing education units. Completion of all five modules results in the award of the Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Reform. This program is designed for social workers and related health care professionals.

From the Directors: Interview with Mary McKernan McKay, MSW, PhD; and Peter Campanelli, PsyD

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Program Requirements

To receive the Advanced Certificate, students must complete all five learning modules consisting of 80 hours of instruction. 

Classes will be offered as a blend of: face-to-face classroom sessions; live, online sessions via Webex webinars; facilitated online meetings; and, podcast assignments. On-campus class sessions are two hours, from 4:00pm-6:00pm, and online webinar sessions from 4:00pm-6:00pm. See the module calendars below for specific meeting dates for each module.

Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test.

Program Highlights

  • Promoting primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  • Developing high performance systems
  • Stress, health and trauma
  • Collaborative care
  • Integrating health and behavioral health
  • Peer support and rehabilitation
  • Measuring organizational accountability
  • Managing change

Program Brochure

Download a program brochure by clicking here.

Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • 10 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 1.
  • 20 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 2.
  • 20 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 3.
  • 10 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 4.
  • 20 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 5.

2015-16 Program Schedule

Module 1: The Affordable Care Act (Fall 2015)

Module consists of on-campus classroom and online sessions
  • September 2 (classroom)
  • September 9 (online)
  • September 16 (classroom)
  • September 30 (online)
  • October 7 (classroom)

Face-to-face meets 4-6:20pm

Online meets 4-5:30pm


Module 2: Social Determinants of Health (Fall 2015)

Module consists of classroom, online, and podcast sessions
  • October 14 (classroom)
  • October 21 (online /podcast session)
  • October 28 (online)
  • November 4 (classroom)
  • November 11 (online)
  • November 18 (classroom)

Face-to-face meets 4-8:30pm

Online Podcast 3.5 hrs

Online meets 4-5:30pm

Module 3: Person-Centered Care (Spring 2016)

Module consists of classroom and online sessions
  • January 6 (classroom)
  • January 13 (online)
  • January 20 (classroom)
  • January 27 (classroom)
  • February 3 (online)
  • February 10 (classroom)

Face-to-face meets 4-8:30pm

Online meets 4-5:30pm

Module 4: The ACA: Promoting Systems and Organizational Accountability (Spring 2016)

Module consists of classroom and online sessions
  • February 17 (classroom)
  • February 24 (podcast/webinar)
  • March 2 (online)
  • March 9 (classroom)
  • March 16 (classroom)

Face-to-face meets 4-6pm

Podcast/webinar 4-5pm

Online meets 4-6pm

Module 5: The ACA: Providing Leadership through Times of Change (Spring 2016)

Module consists of classroom and online sessions

 

  • March 23 (classroom)
  • March 30 (classroom)
  • April 6 (online)
  • April 13 (classroom)
  • April 20 (online)
  • May 4 (classroom)
  • May 11 (classroom)