Innovation in Care Collaboration

Innovation in Care Collaboration

Innovation in Care Collaboration is a weekly podcast hosted by Opeeka, a technology company whose products and services enable success-focused care for mental health, behavioral health & social services. Each week host Ken McGill welcomes in thought leaders from the health and human services community to discuss a variety of topics around person-centered healthcare and technology that is helping shape the future of healthcare across the globe.

Episodes

May 26, 2022 59 min
Building Systems of Trust: Essence for Successful Outcomes

In this episode we welcome Janet Hoeke & Laura Wallis, both are thought-leaders, children mental-health advocates, and systems innovators who have fulfilled important roles in the building of Idaho’s Youth Empowerment Service (YES) System of Care.This hour of sharing will focus on the importance of partnering with those with ‘lived experience’ and why systems of care mu...

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Thought Leaders For Systemic Excellence: Supporting California’s Statewide Initiatives

In this week's episode we chat with Richard Knecht, an amazing ‘thought-leader’ for systemic excellence with Integrated Human Services Group. His instrumental work includes supporting both public & private sectors of human-services for over three-decades. Richard has fulfilled various roles successfully supporting operations of services a...

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Wisconsin’s Association of Family & Children Agencies (WAFCA) - Innovative Work Keeping Children & Families Together

In this episode listeners will learn how provider agencies throughout Wisconsin have coordinated with WAFCA to keep children in-state while meeting complex treatment needs. States throughout the country are struggling to keep children/youth from having to be treated out-of-state. Emily Coddington-Associate Di...

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Community Care Planning In Action - Supporting Women Veterans

In this episode we speak to Holly Dinneny, Director of Outreach & Satellite Programs for the Cornerstone Family Programs, Morristown Neighborhood House.  Holly describes their peer support program, Operation Sisterhood, a program for female veterans designed to proactively identify, support, and engage female veterans, connecting them to available resources, communit...

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April 22, 2022 29 min
Embedding Advocacy In Our Work

In this episode we have a conversation with Valerie Hicks, MSW, LISW Executive Director, Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth (SAFY) of Nevada.Our conversation focuses on how Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) connects with community providers, strengthening relationships, increasing advocacy efforts for all children/youth and families. SAFY ‘shines a light on teens ex...

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Common Elements In "Bridging" Systems: An Engineering Perspective

In this episode we sit down with Laura Wallis, Co-director of the Idaho Parent Network for Children's Mental Health. Laura shares her experience as a professional civil engineer and how borrowing logical frameworks and applying engineering principals to human services practices could bring about more effective and efficient care. After having children and...

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Specialized Alternatives For Families & Youth (SAFY): Building A Community Of Healing

In this episode we will outline ways to increase family preservation. You will learn ways to help support whole-person care. Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth’s (SAFY) approach for health equity moves beyond a compliance-based model and towards trauma-informed success-based care. SAFY’s team will share ways in which providers o...

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Youth TimeBanking - Connection is Protection

In this episode we speak with Jerome Scriptunas who leads a community nonprofit called Youth TimeBanking (YTB) and a TechSoup Connect chapter for timebanking and community organizations. Youths need more opportunities to practice skills needed full-time in adulthood. Youth TimeBanking provides community-building opportunities to youth and uses time, service, resources, and opportunity as...

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Creative Ways To Support Children/Youth, Especially Those In Foster Care

We all have been challenged by the world-wide pandemic, especially in areas of home, work, and community. The effects of COVID have been particularly impactful in the lives of children and youth. They have seen so many changes take place at their homes, schools and with the community they live. The impact on school-aged children/youth has been discussed since ...

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FFPSA for Community Foster Care Providers, the Opportunities & Challenges

Children and families are under increased stress from the pandemic, and we are looking to generate more conversation about how we can all share innovative ideas on how to best support families during these changing times. Newly funded prevention practices through the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA or Family First Act) offers both an opportuni...

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March 22, 2022 67 min
TCOM Town Hall with Dr. John Lyons

In this episode we are joined by Dr. John Lyons, Director of the Center for Innovation in Population Health and professor of Health Management and Policy. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed publications and six books including Redressing the Emperor: improving our children's public mental health system and Communimetrics. Lyons has created and supported the use of evidence-based asse...

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Shifting From Disparities To Prosperities: Flipping The Model From Labeling Risks To Stacking Successes Toward Health For All

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Equity, is “when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.” Exploring ways systems reforms can actively support every person where they have an opportunity to attain their full health potential. If the status quo c...

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Children’s Health & Mental Wellbeing: Whole-Person Approach

Just like physical health, mental health in childhood focuses on reaching developmental and emotional milestones, learning healthy social skills as well as how to cope when there are difficult situations. An important goal for all children is for them to be both physically and mentally healthy, so that they can have a positive quality of life-functioning well at home, ...

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