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Indian Health Care Providers Series
Indian Health Care Providers Webinar Series Session 1: Introduction to Telebehavioral Health Addressing Barriers and Highlighting Innovations in Telebehavioral Health
October 21, 2020

Indian Health Care Providers Series

This recorded webinar, held on September 17, 2020, features an open engagement/discussion among participants focused on addressing barriers and highlighting innovations in telebehavioral health, e.g., identify barriers with the delivery of telehealth such as access to technology, privacy, issues with physical location and comfort for providers and clients; highlight innovations being explored and discuss the positive outcomes rising to the surface during this rapid onset of telehealth. 

Organizing Partners include the Behavioral Health Training, Workforce and Policy Innovation Center of the University of Washington's Behavioral Health Institute in partnership with the WA State Health Care Authority (HCA).  Key Tribal Partners include the Indian Health Service's Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE), the American Indian Health Commission (AIHC) of Washington State and others.

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Partners & Presenters


Chris Fore, Ph.D, Director, IHS TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence at Indian Health Service

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Melody McKee, MS, SUDP, Program Director for the Behavioral Health Training, Workforce and Policy Innovation Center through Harborview Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Institute

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Cara Towle, MSN, RN, MA, Associate Director for Telepsychiatry at the University of Washington

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Kathryn Akeah and Jen Olsen, American Indian Health Commission
Mike Longnecker, Tribal Operations and Compliance Manager, WA HCA
Kristi Woodard, LICSW, Behavioral Health Consultant, Portland Area Indian Health Service (IHS)
Lucilla Mendoza, MSW, CPP Tribal Behavioral Health Administrator, Office of Tribal Affairs, WA HCA


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