This foundational module will review the current evidence for integrated collaborative care, focusing on co-existing physical and mental health needs. Local models of integrated collaborative care will also be examined. Participants will gain skills, tools, and resources to propose a feasible model for implementation in their own practice setting.
This foundational module explores innovative, productive and practical approaches to involving patients and families in integrated collaborative care for people with mental and physical health needs. The module will create a unique opportunity to reflect on your practice and improve the engagement and activation of patients and families to be partners in their care.
This year’s annual MPA conference is titled ‘A Matter of Life: New Approaches to Care for Patients with Physical and Severe Mental Illness.’ The event will be hosted by CAMH at the Chelsea Hotel on Oct. 6, 2017. The event is open to everyone.
Dr. Paul Kurdyak, MPA Director of Health Outcomes, sat down with Sandeep Dhaliwal, MPA Senior Communications Advisor, to answer some questions about the MPA scorecard, which highlights progress to date, and to share his thoughts on why it is so important to capture data.
The Child, Youth and Family arm of the MPA (nicknamed “MPA Jr.”) recently invited staff, MPA members and community partners to come together at The Hospital for Sick Children to participate in a hackathon event to plan the future of MPA Jr. initiatives. Check out a wrap video from the event.
Telepsychiatry has the potential to improve access to psychiatrists, particularly in regions with low supply. However, according to a new study by MPA researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), telepsychiatry services in Ontario are currently underutilized and may not be supporting people with the greatest need for specialist mental health care.