Integrated Care Pathway April Meeting & Newsletter
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Join Us April 18, 2019: Integrated Care Pathway Meeting

Enjoy a light lunch and find out more about Integrated Care career opportunities within the department.

This month we are pleased to host Denise Chang, MD, who will talk about Depression Population Health Initiatives at UW Medicine. Dr. Chang is the Medical Director of the Behavioral Health Integrated Program (BHIP) in UW Neighborhood Clinics. She is also involved in multiple projects in integrated care including the “Depression-Population Approach to Health" program and other population health initiatives at UW Medicine directed at improving depression care in our primary care settings. 

Please see the sidebar for meeting details.

Featured Faculty Member

Will French, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. French is an associate professor in the University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a psychiatrist at Seattle Children's Hospital. He provides weekly consultation to primary care providers via the Washington State Partnership Access Line, provides clinical care at SCH and two community-based clinics in Seattle, and is the Assistant Training Director for the SCH/UW Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Read more about Dr. French.
Register for the May APA Meeting

The 2019 American Psychiatric Association meeting is in San Francisco, May 18-22. Advance registration is available until April 9; late advance registration opens April 10 at an increased cost. Several departmental faculty will be leading or co-presenting workshops and talks on integrated and collaborative care:

Ramanpreet Toor: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Practical Skills for the Consulting Psychiatrist (4-hour workshop, May 18)

Mark Duncan and John Kern: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Practical Skills for the Consulting Psychiatrist (4-hour workshop, May 19)

Anna Ratzliff and John Kern: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Practical Skills for the Consulting Psychiatrist (4-hour workshop, May 20)

Anna Ratzliff and John Kern: Applying the Integrated Care Approach 201: The Advanced Course in Collaborative Care (4-hour workshop, May 21)

Lydia Chwastiak and Amy Bauer: The Power of Technology to Enhance Collaborative Care Programs: Addressing Implementation Challenges (May 19)

Anna Ratzliff and Jessica Whitfield (current UW Integrated Care Fellow): Integrated Care Coast to Coast: Comparing Populations, Models, Outcomes and Sustainability in NYC and Seattle by Integrated Care Fellows (May 19)

Jurgen Unutzer: Cross-Pollinating the Future (May 18)

Jurgen Unutzer and Andrew Carlos: Accountable Care Organizations in 2019: Where Does Mental Health Fit In? (May 20)
Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference May 2019

Attend an international integrated behavioral health conference close to home: Vancouver, BC, on May 10-11, 2019. Anna Ratzliff, Director of the Integrated Care Training Program, will be giving one of the keynote addresses and encourages you to consider attending. See the conference website for more information. 
New Optional Rotation for PGY-2 

We are very excited to introduce an elective PGY-2 rotation, "Population Health Care," starting in July 2019. The goal during this rotation is to introduce the residents to integrated care, specifically collaborative care, telepsychiatry, and population health.
Apply for a CLP Trainee Travel Award or Webb Fellowship
Applications are being accepted now for the CLP Trainee Travel Award. This award helps offset costs of attending the annual meeting (November 13-16, 2019, in San Diego).

The CLP's Webb Fellowship is also accepting applications. This fellowship is designed to foster the career development and leadership potential of psychiatry residents and psychosomatic medicine fellows. 

The deadline for submitting applications for both the Trainee Travel Award and Webb Fellowship is July 1, 2019. 

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: noon - 1:00 PM
Location: UWMC BB1640

Attend the Integrated Care Pathway April meeting! Network, enjoy a light lunch, and find out more about Integrated Care career development opportunities within the department.

At the April meeting, we're delighted to have Denise Chang talk about Depression Population Health Initiatives at UW Medicine.

Any interested residents, fellows, or faculty members are welcome to join us. We hope to see you there!

If you are unable to join in person, join us via Zoom:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or Telephone:
    Dial US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833
    Meeting ID: 502 528 706

Save to your Outlook calendar!

The speaker and date for the next Integrated Care Pathway meeting in June are still being confirmed. Stay tuned for more details!

The AIMS Center has developed a six-module clinical rotation curriculum to introduce a senior resident to the role of the psychiatric consultant in a collaborative care team. These free, online modules are available on the Integrated Care Training Program website.

Residents who would like to graduate with formal recognition for their participation in integrated care training can apply to participate in the Area of Distinction Program in Integrated Care. For more information, see the Integrated Care Pathway site or contact Ramanpreet Toor at

Do you have questions about the Integrated Care Pathway at University of Washington? Are you interested in sharing a project or news? Please email faculty leader Ramanpreet Toor at

The Division of Population Health is dedicated to improving the health of the public by developing, testing, and implementing effective behavioral health interventions across the entire spectrum of health care delivery.
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