Affordable Care Act
Here you'll find a wide range of tools, resources, and webinars for university and social service agencies related to the Affordable Care Act, Coordinated Care Initiative, SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral t Treatment), and the role of social work in a integrated health care delivery environment. Also included is a frequently updated ACA News Stream (right).
Successful Interprofessional Models of Practice
January 23, 2014
Understanding the Affordable Care Act
April 23, 2013
Presenters Sherrill Clark, Gwen Foster, Lisa Shiner, and Krista Brown provide an overview of the ACA and California health care reform initiatives, as well as current resources and tools available for universities and social service agencies. Sponsored by CalSWEC’s Aging Initiative, this was the first in a series of webinars leading up to the second statewide Aging Initiative Symposium planned for February 2014.
- Social Work’s Role in Health Care Reform Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PDF)
A white paper developed by CalSWEC outlining the new opportunities and challenges for social work and social work education in the era of health care reform, it also includes numerous references and resources.
- CalSWEC Factsheets:
- ACA Implementation: A Snapshot of Key Developments and What Lies Ahead (http://www.healthreformgps.org/wp-content/uploads/ACA-Implementation-Update-pdf.pdf)
Published in December 2012, this article offers a step-by-step review of key Affordable Care Act provisions - the issues, what's expected, and the implementing federal agency.
- ACA Detailed Summary (http://www.dpc.senate.gov/healthreformbill/healthbill52.pdf)
Detailed outline of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions.
- AHRQ Patient Centered Medical Home Resource Center (http://pcmh.ahrq.gov/portal/server.pt/community/pcmh__home/1483/pcmh_home_v2)
Provides policymakers and researchers with access to evidence-based resources about the medical home and its potential to transform primary care and improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of U.S. health care.
- Medicaid.gov - Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
- National PACE Association (http://www.npaonline.org/website/article.asp?id=4&title=Home)
- SCAN Foundation California Factsheets (http://thescanfoundation.org/publications/facts/california)
- Who Pays for Long-Term Care in California, Jan 2013 (http://thescanfoundation.org/who-pays-long-term-care-california)
- California's Coordinated Care Inititative: Background and Overview, Sept 2012 (http://thescanfoundation.org/california%E2%80%99s-coordinated-care-initiative-background-and-overview)
Health Reform GPS: Navigating Implementation (http://www.healthreformgps.org/)
A project of the George Washington University's Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The site presents unbiased information about health reform legislation and is designed to help people understand the legislation and its implementation.
Integrated Behavioral Health Project – Partners in Health: Primary Care/County Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit (2013) (http://www.ibhp.org/)
Newly updated toolkit designed to help primary care clinics and government mental health agencies forge collaborative relationships, the toolkit provides practical, operational advice, forms, strategies, and prototypes for integrating mental and physical services.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (http://www.kff.org/about/kcmu.cfm)
The Commission provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population, with a special focus on Medicaid's role and coverage of the uninsured. Of note: monthly briefs on ACA and changes to Medicaid and LTSS delivery.
Kaiser Family Foundation - Health Reform (http://kff.org/health-reform/)
Tools and information on health reform geared toward consumers as well as policy makers.
SAMSHA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions eSolutions Newsletter (http://www.nccbh.net/profiles/enteremail_sub.htm)
Sign up to receive this monthly newsletter on primary and behavorial health integration from across the U.S. and other CIHS emails by entering your email address and selecting “News from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions” from the options listed.
SCAN Foundation (http://thescanfoundation.org/)
Produces numerous publications on the opportunities and challenges related to transforming the aging and long-term services and supports system.
- CSWE Integrated Behavioral Health Curriculum Project (http://www.cswe.org/CentersInitiatives/DataStatistics/58020.aspx)
The project developed master’s-level curriculum materials for two semester-long courses in integrated health policy and advanced practice. In addition to classroom instruction, the project is being expanded to include support for field placements in integrated care settings.
- Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER) - Care Management Certificate (http://www.bu.edu/cader/browse-catalog/certificate-programs/care-management/)
This certificate provides participants with an understanding of the core functions and responsibilities of care management and care coordination, an introduction to care transitions, and a review of the resources available to support care in the community.
- NASW California Chapter - Aging and Long-Term Care Online CE Courses (http://www.socialworkweb.com/nasw/choose/aging.cfm)
Includes a two-module Aging and Long-Term Care course as well as courses on Aging and Mental Health, Understanding Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse, and Understanding Alzheimer's disease.
- Screening, Brief intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
These articles provide an overview of SBIRT and early training evaluation findings.