Southeastern Idaho Public Health

Suicide Prevention Symposium
September 14 & 15, 2017
Idaho State University Student Union Ballroom

SESSION #1 8:30am - Noon
Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale Training

The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask. The answers help users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs.
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Presentation 1:30 – 2:15pm
Kim Kane, Program Manager for Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Program

No Registration Necessary

SESSION #2 2:30 – 4:30pm
WICHE Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices

This training supports the implementation of state-of-the-art suicide prevention practices while minimizing the disruption of normal operations for primary care givers.
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Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP)

“The mission of the Southeastern Healthcare Collaborative (SHC) is to support Primary Care medical practices in their transition to and maintenance of Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and to support the integration of each PCMH with the Medical Health Neighborhood. This will be accomplished by providing a structured forum for sharing valuable knowledge, finding common solutions, identifying resources to achieve improved health outcomes, improved quality and patient experience of care, and lower costs for all Idahoans.”
The Idaho Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) will redesign Idaho’s healthcare system to:
  1. Improve Idahoans’ health by strengthening primary and preventive care through the patient centered medical home, and,
  2. Evolve from a fee–for-service, volume-based payment system of care to a value-based payment system that rewards improved health outcomes.

Regional solutions for regional environments!

While testing a statewide model of healthcare delivery transformation, Idaho is relying on primary care providers to practice patient-centered and effectively coordinated care. This coordination of care is impossible without mobilizing the complete medical/health neighborhood in which patient resides - specialists, hospitals, behavioral health professionals, long term care providers, pharmacists, social service agencies and community based organizations, just to name a few. At the local level, Idaho’s seven Public Health Districts will serve as the main facilitators of the regional effort to address goals and objectives enumerated by the SHIP. They will assist and support primary care practices (PCPs) in the transformation to become patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), convene and support Regional Health Collaboratives and work with the stakeholders to organize and advance greater connection between medical/health neighbors in the region.

Regional Collaboratives

The Regional Collaboratives (RC) will facilitate development of the medical neighborhoods to strengthen patient care coordination and will convene a regional stakeholder advisory collaborative group. The RC stakeholder advisory collaborative group will have direct input to the IHC through the PHD directors and RC collaborative chairs, so regional and local concerns can be raised at the state level. In the management of RCs, Idaho’s PHDs will lead integration of public health and population management into the model, and will bring an intimate familiarity with local healthcare resources to developing the medical neighborhood. Communities will participate in community needs assessments and will work with the RCs to align specific performance metrics for the PCMHs in their region with identified areas of need.

Program Goals

Goal 1: Transform primary care practices across the state into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs).

Idaho will test the effective integration of PCMHs into the larger healthcare delivery system by establishing them as the vehicle for delivery of primary care services and the foundation of the state’s healthcare system. The PCMH will focus on preventive care, keeping patients healthy and stabilizing patients with chronic conditions. Grant funding will be used to provide training, technical assistance and coaching to assist practices in this transformation.

Goal 2: Improve care coordination through the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health data connections among PCMHs and across the medical neighborhood.

Idaho’s proposal includes significant investment in connecting PCMHs to the Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE) and enhancing care coordination through improved sharing of patient information between providers.

Goal 3: Establish seven Regional Collaboratives to support the integration of each PCMH with the broader medical neighborhood.

At the local level, Idaho’s seven public health districts will convene Regional Collaboratives that will support provider practices as they transform to PCMHs.

Goal 4: Improve rural patient access to PCMHs by developing virtual PCMHs.

This goal includes training community health workers and integrating telehealth services into rural and frontier practices. The virtual PCMH model is a unique approach to developing PCMHs in rural, medically underserved communities.

Goal 5: Build a statewide data analytics system that tracks progress on selected quality measures at the individual patient level, regional level and statewide.

Grant funds will support development of a state-wide data analytics system to track, analyze and report feedback to providers and regional collaborative(s). At the state level, data analysis will inform policy development and program monitoring for the entire healthcare system transformation.

Goal 6: Align payment mechanisms across payers to transform payment methodology from volume to value.

Idaho’s three largest commercial insurers, Blue Cross of Idaho, Regence and PacificSource, along with Medicaid will participate in the model test. Payers have agreed to evolve their payment model from paying for volume of services to paying for improved health outcomes.

Goal 7: Reduce overall healthcare costs.

Financial analysis conducted by outside actuaries indicates that Idaho’s healthcare system costs will be reduced by $89M over three years through new public and private payment methodologies that incentivize providers to focus on appropriateness of services, improved quality of care and outcomes rather than volume of service. Idaho projects a return on investment for all populations of 197% over five years.


Southeastern Healthcare Collaborative Chair
William Woodhouse, MD
Idaho State University Family Medicine

Southeastern Healthcare Collaborative Co-Chair
Mark T. Horrocks, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Health West Inc.

Maggie Mann
District Director
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
1901 Alvin Ricken Dr.
Pocatello, ID 83201

Tracy McCulloch
Community Health Director
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
1901 Alvin Ricken Dr.
Pocatello, ID 83201

Allison Palmer, CHES, PCMH CCE
SHIP QI/QA Specialist
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
1901 Alvin Ricken Dr.
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 239-5218

Laurie Brenchley
SHIP Administrative Assistant
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
1901 Alvin Ricken Dr.
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 239-5232

Rhonda D’Amico, MHE
Statewide Healthcare Innovation Program (SHIP) Program Manager
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
1901 Alvin Ricken Dr.
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 239-5227

Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP)
Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP)
  SHIP FAQ
  Agendas & Minutes
  Links/Resources

Agendas & Minutes

Date Agenda Minutes
June 22nd, 2017   Meeting Agenda
June 14th, 2017   Meeting Agenda
May 1st, 2017   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
March 8th, 2017   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
February 16th, 2017   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
January 18th, 2017   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
November 30th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
November 21st 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
Medical-Health Neighborhood - November 9th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
September 14th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
August 31st 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
Medical-Health Neighborhood - June 30th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
Executive Committee Meeting - June 29th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
May 18th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
April 13th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
March 16th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
Feb 17th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
Jan 20th 2016   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
Dec 9th 2015   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
Oct 21st 2015   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
Sept 28th 2015   Meeting Agenda   Meeting Minutes
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Links/Resources

  Idaho's Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) website
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