RIC Event: Assessing Organizational Ability To Support Client Self-Management

Event Start Date: July 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM EDT
Event End Date: July 19, 2017 - 5:30 PM EDT



This webinar is also available as podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes.


Providing self-management support (SMS) is a key activity for health care providers seeking to deliver integrated, high quality health care. For many providers, supporting self-management involves a paradigm shift away from the traditional medical model towards a shared decision-making model for encounters with clients. It means staff and organizations must structure and deliver care in ways that honors individuals’ perspectives on their health care, treatment, and relationships with providers.

This webinar focuses on assessing an organization’s ability to support client self-management, highlighting the Self-Management Support Organizational Assessment Tool (SMS OAT). The SMS OAT is designed to allow organizations to assess their capacity for delivering SMS; the tool also outlines a quality assurance process that facilitates ongoing organizational improvements in SMS. Following the webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the importance of SMS in serving clients managing mental illness and/or substance use conditions
  2. Recognize their organization’s ability to support self-management activities using the SMS OAT
  3. Identify best practices for expanding capacity to integrate support for self-management

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Larry Davidson, Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health
  • Kristin Davis, Director of Evaluation, Thresholds, Inc.
  • Larry Fricks, Deputy Director, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
  • Alexis Estomin, Resources for Integrated Care, The Lewin Group

Intended Audience: 

This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders – behavioral health and primary care providers, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and health plans, particularly those serving dually eligible beneficiaries.


Self-Management Support Resources

Speaker Biographies

Webinar Transcript