08.  Putting it Together-Back to the White Board

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Putting it Together-Back to the White Board

In episode 8 of the Building Better Workflows podcast, titled “Putting it All Together – Back to the Whiteboard,” host Dr. Lia emphasizes the importance of mental health integration into existing practices. She guides listeners through revisiting initial survey data and identifying gaps in their services, such as inadequate substance use screening, to refine their behavioral health workflow. Dr. Lia encourages prioritizing based on the data, with a strong suggestion to assess and enhance suicide prevention strategies as a top priority, reflecting on insights shared in the previous episode. This episode serves as a crucial juncture for mental health care transformation, where practices can visually pinpoint necessary adjustments on a whiteboard to better meet patient needs. 

 

Dr. Lia also discusses the valuable role of feedback from focus groups, particularly involving parents, to ensure that service modifications align with patient and family expectations. The transformation journey is supported by resources like a companion workbook and a crisis management training PowerPoint, which assist practices in systematically managing crisis calls and improving overall workflows. Overall, Dr. Lia’s guidance is geared towards constructing a more responsive and effective mental health care system, with special emphasis on critical areas like suicide prevention and substance use screening.



Bullet points of key topics 

  • Dr. Lia emphasizes the importance of revisiting initial data and identifying service gaps to optimize mental health integration.
  • Highlighting suicide prevention, she encourages prioritizing needs based on data and engaging with parent focus groups for feedback.
  • Offers resources such as worksheets and a companion workbook to assist in transforming mental health care practices.

 

 

List of resources mentioned in the episode 

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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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  • Depression
  • Genetics
  • healthcare disparities and inequalities
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Medications
  • Mental Health
  • OCD
  • Other
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  • Parent/child
  • Physician Well-Being
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