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 – 1:00 PM CT – Introductory Webinar

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Whether acute or chronic in nature, physical conditions impact mental health and vice versa.  Federally qualified health centers 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, LPCC, behavioral health and substance use disorder program manager for the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas, will share valuable insights for effectively integrating behavioral health services within a primary care practice.  

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