University of Vermont

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The University of Vermont Department of Family Medicine presents

Transforming Primary Care and Behavioral Health

Transforming Primary Care & Behavioral Health brochure

October 20-21, 2016

The Essex, Essex Junction, Vermont

"Given that over one-half of primary care patients have a mental or behavioral diagnosis or symptoms that are significantly disabling, given that every medical problem has a psychosocial dimension, given that most personal care plans require substantial health behavior change—a Patient Centered Medical Home is incomplete without behavioral healthcare fully incorporated into its fabric".
--- Baird M, Blount A, Brungardt S, Kessler R. et al. Joint principles: integrating behavioral health care into the patient-centered medical home. Ann Fam Med. 2014; 12(2): 184-185
Endorsed by: the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and 11 other national organizations.

Course Description

This year, Transforming Primary Care will provide strategies for prioritizing and measuring behavioral integration into medicine. Leadership in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), OneCare, and Community Physicians and Behavioral Health practitioners involved in integration activities will discuss specific strategies to help your practice improve medical care, moving Vermont healthcare forward clinically and financially.

Participants will review practice assessment, recognize facilitators and barriers to integration, consider the need for a Vermont interprofessional training model for those in practice and in Vermont academic institutions. An optional workshop day will facilitate practice-specific integration improvement strategies using the Behavioral Health Integration Toolkit. Join us!


  • Identify 3 emerging areas of importance for behavioral health elements as part of regulatory and financial elements of healthcare reform.
  • List the elements of an integrated model of medication assisted treatment of narcotics dependence.
  • Discuss the range of personnel needed for training in team-based care.

Abstracts Requested

We invite participants to submit an abstract to present a poster at the conference. We are specifically asking for the abstracts to describe research quality improvement projects or innovations related to Integration. The blinded abstracts will be judged and ranked. Six abstracts will be chosen and registration fees will be waived for the winners. Poster abstracts will be accepted until September 16. The poster abstract form (see link above) may be uploaded upon conference registration online. Those submitting abstracts should complete the conference registration form.

CONFERENCE SYLLABUS (Electronic Download)

The conference syllabus will only be available as an Electronic Download with presentations in PDF format. Please plan to bring your laptop or electronic device to view presentations as well as completing the electronic conference evaluations via our online UVM CME system. Printed syllabus, paper copies of evaluations and paper certificates will no longer be available. You will receive a notification (via the email you used to register for this conference) about a week from the conference start date that presentations will be available for downloading.


The University of Vermont College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit is pending for the following providers: Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors, Psychology, Social Workers, Vermont Pharmacy and Pharmacological Credits.

This conference includes .75 credits in Prescribing Controlled Substances AND 1.5 credits in Hospice, Palliative Care, Pain Management.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14 Nursing Contact Hours.

The University of Vermont-Continuing Medical Education is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not participate in the optional workshop, the conference is only accredited for 7.5 credits.


The fee includes the electronic download of course syllabus, continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. (Please note: A 15% discount will be offered if 3 or more from the same organization attend the conference.)

Conference Registration Fees - Friday only:

Physicians: $275
Other Health Professionals: $185
Students: $75

Add a $50 late fee if postmarked after October 3, 2016.
For more information about the Workshop on Thursday, see the links above.


Refunds may be obtained, minus a $50 administrative fee, if notice of cancellation is received by October 10. Refunds are not available after that date.

Hotel Information & Conference Location

The conference will be held at The Essex in Essex Junction, Vermont, located at 70 Essex Way. A small block of rooms has been reserved at The Essex for conference participants. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel prior to September 21, 2016, (800) 727-4295, and indicate your participation in this course to obtain our discounted rates: $149 single or double occupancy plus Vermont State tax. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after September 21st.

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