Organization: Capital Area Human Services District (CAHSD)

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Organization: Capital Area Human Services District (CAHSD)Primary Care Partners: LSU Health Sciences Center and St. Elizabeth Community ClinicCohort IVLearning Community Region IIContacts: Jan Kasofsky, PhD ( Jamie M. Roques, MPH, MPA, APRN ( Mary Helen Borck, RN (

PBHCI: Total Health Program


Integration Model: Offsite Primary Care (PC)

Strategies Used to Incorporate PC:

1. MOU Established with 2 PC providers 2. Internal Clinic Referral System Established 3. Physical Health Screening and Engagement Form Administered at Admission and Updated AnnuallyEnrollment Target: First Year = 1074Special Populations Served: Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (including Clozaril Clinic), Substance Abuse/Addiction and Co-Occuring Disorders, Homeless, Prior Incarceration, Developmental Disabilities and Bilingual


Our Program



Urban, Suburban and Rural

Wellness Services: Tobacco Cessation, Nutrition, Physical Fitness and Health EducationUse of Peers: Recruitment to Wellness Activities Input from Mental Health Advisory Council MembershipElectronic Health Record Vendor: Magellan and CLIQ (Clinical Inquiry Electronic Information System)Unique Information: PC and Labs Provided at No Cost Evidence-based Nutrition Program provided by Cooperative Extension at No Cost


Our Program





Are We?

Our Team is Comprised

of :


Roques, APRN (Employee) – Project Director (serves as the Director of Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration)

Mary Helen

Borck, RN (Contract) – RN Care Manager Supervisor (serves as the supervisor level manager involved in day-to-day activities including enrolling clients into Medical Homes in East Baton Rouge (EBR) Parish)


Melancon, RN (Contract) – RN Care Manager (serves as care coordinator for Ascension Parish enrolling clients into Medical Homes in Gonzales and Donaldsonville)

Mary Heintz,

RN (Contract) –

RN Care Manager (serves as care coordinator for

EBR Parish

enrolling clients into Medical


Shannon Southall, CMA (Employee) – Medical Assistant (serves as Phlebotomist and appointment scheduler for clients enrolling in the THP for EBR and Ascension Parish)

LaBrencia Harris (Contract) – Administrative

Coordinator (serves as assistant to the project director and evaluator and assists all staff in program operations)

Catherine Lemieux, PhD, LCSW-BACS (Contract) – Program Evaluator (serves as lead person for data collection, entry and evaluation)


Total Health Program (THP) Staff


Successful Strategies

Team Building/Organizational Engagement

Weekly staff meetings for internal operations and monthly staff meetings for workforce development

Development of a Resource Directory for Primary Care, Dental, Vision, Pharmacy and Transportation and utilization of existing Greater Baton Rouge Area Resource Guide for Emergency Referral, Primary Care, and Behavioral Health

PP presentation developed and delivered to BH staff at 3 clinic sites and PCP staff from 3 organizations

PP presentation developed and delivered to BH Managed Care Organization (Magellan) and PC Managed Care Organizations (United Healthcare, Community Health Solutions, Louisiana Healthcare Connection,





Development and distribution of THP “Commitment to Health” brochures for Consumers, PCP’s and Staff


Successful Strategies



Other Wellness – Fitness

Keep Moving for Total Health Fitness Program offered weekly at 3 sites, l


by Personal Fitness Trainer/Nutritionist


via fliers and posters in each clinic facility and PCP settings

First month participation – 80 clients

Provide water, healthy snacks, and literature on nutrition and fitness at each class

One client enjoys the program so much that she took the initiative to recruit other clients and she participates in 2 classes weekly. One site is where she is seen for BH services and she travels to another clinic site). Her transportation to these classes is by city bus!




Sustainability for Clinical

BH and PC provided at no cost to grant.

Anticipate majority of BH clients being covered by Medicaid as a result of Health Care Reform and Medicaid expansion by the State

Baton Rouge Area Health Network (BRAHN) is a newly formed collaboration with the LSU Hospital System and Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center (the largest hospital in the state) to coordinate health care services

Sustainability for Administrative

Project Director’s and Medical Assistant’s salary funded 100% by CAHSD

Sustainability for Financial

Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between CAHSD and West Baton Rouge (WBR) Parish and Iberville Parish to fund to LCSWs to assist with Primary Care Integration expansion into these rural areas next FY

Next 6 months………

overcome barrier of obtaining required labs for program enrollment within one month of referral; implement secure e-mail accounts within BH and PC for bilateral exchange of health information

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