09.  Create Your implementation Plan

Summary

Create Your implementation Plan

In Episode 9 of the BBW podcast titled “Create Your Implementation Plan,” Dr. Lia discusses the critical steps needed to implement mental health initiatives effectively. Emphasizing the importance of mental health training, she suggests starting with clear short-term goals, utilizing available training resources such as mental health first aid, and ensuring staff are skilled in screening for depression and managing the outcomes sensitively. The episode touches upon suicide prevention programs, advocating for a detailed, persistent approach since such implementations can extend over several years. 

 

Dr. Lia also highlights the role of telemedicine mental health services as a valuable resource for managing cases that require immediate attention, expanding access to care regardless of geographical barriers. She stresses the need for robust systems to address substance use disorder treatment and suicide prevention within community settings, suggesting collaborations with local mental health providers to enhance integrated behavioral health systems. Furthermore, Dr. Lia advises on the utilization of data to improve and adapt mental health services, indicating how metrics like increased depression detection during screenings can leverage necessary resources such as the integration of social workers into practices. This comprehensive approach, outlined in the podcast, underscores the multi-faceted and community-oriented nature of effective mental health care implementation.



Bullet points of key topics 

  • Dr. Lia discusses creating an implementation plan for healthcare improvements, focusing on identifying gaps, setting specific goals, and establishing timelines.
  • She emphasizes the necessity of training, screening processes, and utilizing community and telemedicine resources for mental healthcare.
  • The episode promotes effective partnering and data-driven quality improvement to enhance healthcare services and resource allocation.

 

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Dr. Lia Gaggino has worked as a pediatrician for over 30 years on the west side of Michigan. During her career as a primary care physician, she has been privileged to care for children and adolescents, and know that their success is closely tied to mental wellness.

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  • LGBTQIA+
  • Medications
  • Mental Health
  • OCD
  • Other
  • Pain
  • Parent/child
  • Physician Well-Being
  • Schizophrenia
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  • Social Media
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