Best Practice Briefs

SDFMC’s Best Practice Briefs are 20-minute micro-learning sessions to highlight successful system and policy change. The briefs are short, to the point and real. Real people and real processes that really work!

Behavioral Health Access Series

Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care Practice
August 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM CT

Whether acute or chronic in nature, physical conditions impact mental health and vice versa.  Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas shared how federally qualified health center across the Dakota utilize an integrated care model to identify patients in need of services and engage the healthcare team and patient in shared decision-making.

  • Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC

Prioritizing the Mental Wellbeing of Youth in the Black Hills
August 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM CT

The Community Health Center of the Black Hills recognized a need for mental health care for youth in their service area. The pandemic magnified the concerns, and the team committed to a six-month training from the National Council of Mental Well Being as well as launching the Iris Clinic for LGBTQ youth.

• Kara Roland, RN, BSN

Considering Tribal Culture in the Care Plan
August 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM Central

Families and communities commonly recognize major events or transitions based on their cultural background. South Dakota Urban Indian Health holistic approach includes pivotal traditions and ceremonies to provide an opportunity for a deeper level of self-reflection and healing.

  • Serene Thin Elk, MA, LPC-MH, LAC, QMHP
  • Theresa Henry, BA, HTMC

Spectra Support on a Case-by-Case Basis
September 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM Central

Spectra Health has fully embraced its integrated model by including social services within the health care team and expectation of care within the clinic. By offering social services support to all community members, Spectra Health was able to increase access to care and reduce health disparities caused by social determinants of health. 

  • Kayla Hochstetler, LMSW

Chronic Disease Management Series

Champions for Diabetes Prevention
March 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM CT

Madison Regional Health System provides an overview of their effective screen, test, refer process and shares additional insights on the impact of provider champions leading the charge to prevent diabetes.

  • Laura Hoefert, MD
  • Jordan Eichacker, MS, RDN, LN

Monument’s Epic Chronic Disease Referrals
March 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM CT

Monument Health shares how they effectively integrated referrals to chronic disease self-management on a large scale.

  • Shelly Roy, DNP, MHA, BSN

Connecting Life Events to Lifestyle Change
April 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM CT

Utilizing chronic disease self-management education programs provides guidance beyond the exam room. South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care‘s Better Choices, Better Health Master Trainer will explain how to lead participants on a journey to self-management and improved quality of life.

  • Denise Kolba, MS, RN