Podcasts

CHAMPS offers recorded podcasts featuring health center best and promising practices and insights from subject matter experts to provide opportunities for learning on the go. These short-form interviews present the chance for Region VIII health center and Primary Care Association personnel to engage in educational content on their schedules. Please note that continuing education credit is typically NOT available for CHAMPS podcasts unless otherwise indicated below. 

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CHAMPS Clinical Podcasts

CHAMPS Workforce Podcasts

CHAMPS CLINICAL PODCASTS

CHAMPS has developed programs to support the provision of excellent clinical services in Region VIII health centers. The following podcasts aim to address the quality improvement, clinical research, patient and provider education, and resource development needs of Region VIII health center providers.

If you have any questions, please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

Clinical Searching Skills Series

Episode 1: Evidence-based Medical Searching Skills

This conversation with Dana Abbey, a medical librarian from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), discusses how providers can conduct efficient searches for evidence-based medical information. Click here to listen to the audio-only podcast.

Length: 10:41 minutes

Provider Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
BioMed Central
PLOS Medicine
PubMed
PubMed Central
PubMed Health (discontinued 10/31/2018)
SUMSearch2
Trip Database
Loansome Doc (discontinued 07/01/2019)

Additional Videos on Medical Information Searching (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
PubMed: Search a PICO Question (Length: 07:24 minutes)
PICO Search in the TRIP Database (Length: 01:07 minutes)
PubMed for Clinicians (Length: 44:44 minutes)
Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query (Length: 03:02 minutes)

Podcast Citations (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
JAMA Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, A New Approach to Teaching the Practice of Medicine
PLOS Medicine, Why Most Clinical Research Is Not Useful
IBM, What is Big Data Analytics
Annals of Internal Medicine, Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice

Episode 2: Online Patient Education Resources

This conversation with Dana Abbey, a medical librarian from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), discusses how to find reliable health information online. Click here to listen to the audio-only podcast.

Length: 8:08 minutes

Patient Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus Connect
EthnoMed
Genetic Home Reference
NIH Senior Health (discontinued 08/01/2017)
ClinicalTrials.gov

Additional Reading List for Providers (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Click This, Not That: Talking to Patients About Reliable Online Health Information
Choosing Effective Patient Education Materials
Health Coaching: Teaching Patients to Fish

Podcast Citations (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Pew Research, The Social Life of Health Information
Medline Plus, Choosing Effective Patient Education Materials

Substance Use Disorder Interview Series

Season 1: Substance Use Disorder Best Practices Interview Series

Season 2: Substance Use Disorder Interview Series

Season 1: Substance Use Disorder Best Practices Interview Series

One of the ways CHAMPS is addressing substance use disorders is by highlighting existing health center best and promising practices for addressing these challenges and sharing them with the region. This series consists of free downloadable 30-minute interviews with staff at health centers that are operating interesting and innovative programs; typed transcripts of these interviews are also available for download.

Episode 1: Salud Family Health Centers

This interview with Dr. Yajaira Johnson-Esparza and Dr. Michael Noonan from Salud’s Commerce City Clinic in Colorado is focused on the implementation and improvement of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services in a Community Health Center setting. Dr. Johnson-Esparza and Dr. Noonan discuss everything from barriers like stigma to the importance of behavioral health integration and team-based care, in addition to sharing stories and advice based on their lived experience of MAT at Salud. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: November 30, 2018

Length: 29:04 minutes

Referenced Organizations and Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Salud Family Health Centers
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Sunrise Community Health
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
Tri-Counties Overdose Prevention Partnership
IT MATTTRs Colorado
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Episode 2: RiverStone Health

In this interview, Dr. Sharon Mulvehill and Sandi Larsen of RiverStone Health in Montana discuss Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services for both opioid use and other types of substance use disorders. The conversation emphasizes the role of care coordination, universal screening, and community partnerships in addressing SUDs. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: December 17, 2018

Length: 31:06 minutes

Referenced Organizations and Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
RiverStone Health
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Trauma-Informed Care
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Rimrock Foundation
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
CHAMPS Annual Primary Care Conference
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
American Society of Addiction Medicine
American Psychiatric Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Region VIII State Primary Care Associations (PCAs)

Episode 3: Spectra Health (formerly Valley Community Health Centers)

This interview with Robin Landwehr, LPCC and Behavioral Health Director at Spectra Health (formerly Valley Community Health Centers [VCHC]) in North Dakota, focuses on the vital importance of collaboration in effective prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. Robin discusses VCHC’s partnerships with the clinical psychology, social work, and physical therapy programs the University of North Dakota, the local health department, a chiropractor, and MAT providers across the region, and how these relationships have strengthened their ability to address everything from opioid use disorders during pregnancy to chronic pain management. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: February 8, 2019

Length: 23:04 minutes

Referenced Organizations and Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Spectra Health (formerly Valley Community Health Centers)
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
University of North Dakota
Primary Care PTSD Screener
Trauma-Informed Care
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Project ECHO
Social Determinants of Health

Episode 4: Sunrise Community Health

In this interview Dr. Lesley Brooks, Chief Medical Officer of Sunrise Community Health and Assistant Director of the North Colorado Health Alliance, discusses the process of designing and implementing their hub-and-spoke model to address not only the current opioid crisis but to also promote long-term community wellness. Dr. Brooks touches on the details of coalition building, strategic planning, community outreach, and collaborating with non-traditional partners from Community Mental Health Centers to the criminal justice system. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: March 29, 2019

Length: 35:54 minutes

Referenced Organizations and Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Sunrise Community Health
North Colorado Health Alliance
Provider Education Workgroup
Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
SummitStone Health Partners
North Range Behavioral Health
Community Health Center
Community Mental Health Center
Opioid Treatment Programs
Health District of Northern Larimer County
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Denver Health
Dr. John Brooklyn
Hub-and-Spoke Model
Rolling Stone
Regional Accountable Entity
Colorado Opioid Synergy Larimer and Weld
OpiSafe
Salud Family Health Centers
Partnership for a Drug-Free America Campaign
Jail-Based Behavioral Health Services Programs

Episode 5: Alluvion Health and PureView Health Center

Two Montana health center CEOs – Jill-Marie Steeley of PureView Health Center and Trista Besich of Alluvion Health – discuss the challenges and benefits associated with co-locating to provide substance use disorder treatment services. They discuss their experiences building staff buy-in, collaborating with leadership at treatment facilities, and the sometimes unexpected results of their initiatives. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: April 26, 2019

Length: 27:26 minutes

Referenced Organizations and Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
PureView Health Center
Alluvion Health
Healthcare for the Homeless
School-Based Health Center
Boyd Andrew Community Services
Gateway Recovery Center
Center for Mental Health Care in Great Falls
Uniform Data System (UDS)

Season 2: Substance Use Disorder Interview Series

In the second season of this series, CHAMPS focuses more on non-opioid substance use disorders, highlighting the many interesting and innovative ways stakeholders across Region VIII are addressing substance use disorders in their communities. This series will consist of free downloadable interviews with subject matter experts on various kinds of substances and substance use; typed transcripts of these interviews will also be available for download.

Are you or your health center interested in being interviewed as part of this series? Please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

Episode 1: Excessive Alcohol Use – An Epidemiological Perspective

This session features an interview with Kacy Crawford, MPH, an Alcohol Epidemiologist from the Violence and Injury Prevention, Mental Health Promotion Branch of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Ms. Crawford discusses the alcohol rates and environment in Region VIII, clarifies terminology for this subject, speaks to the upstream causes of excessive alcohol use, and examines the impact of excessive alcohol use on individual and community health. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: January 30, 2020

Length: 24:37 minutes

Referenced Resources and Studies (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Alcohol and Cancer: A Statement of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
(Journal of Clinical Oncology, LaConte et al, 2018)
Alcohol’s Secondhand Harms in the United States: New Data on Prevalence and Risk Factors
(Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Madhabika et al, 2019)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Excessive Alcohol Use and Prevention Data
Changes in Density of On-Premises Alcohol Outlets and Impact on Violent Crime, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997–2007
(Preventing Chronic Disease, Esser et al, 2015)
Community Preventive Services Task Force Findings for Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol and Public Health
Prevalence of Alcohol Dependence Among US Adult Drinkers, 2009–2011
(Preventing Chronic Disease, Zhang et al, 2014)
2010 National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption
(American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Sacks et al, 2015)
CDPHE Injury Prevention Contacts

Episode 2: The Colorado Perinatal Substance Use Provider Toolkit

This session features an interview with Jillian Adams, MSW, the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Illuminate Colorado. Ms. Adams discusses the Colorado Perinatal Substance Use Provider Toolkit and how health care providers and staff can successfully use it to improve their practice. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: February 21, 2020

Length: 25:23 minutes

Referenced Resources and Organizations (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Illuminate Colorado
Colorado Substance-Exposed Newborn Steering Committee
Colorado Hospital Substance Exposed Newborns (CHoSEN) Collaborative
Section of Neonatology Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine
Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC)
Colorado Perinatal Substance Use Provider Toolkit
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Episode 3: Provider Substance Use and Fighting Stigma

This session features an interview with Dr. Brett Kessler, practicing dentist, Trustee, 14th District to the American Dental Association, Past President of the Colorado Dental Association, and Past President of the Colorado Prosthodontic Society. Dr. Kessler discusses the role oral health care providers can play in addressing patient substance use as well as the complexities of substance use among health care professionals. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: June 5, 2020

Length: 28:33 minutes

Referenced Resources and Organizations (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
American Dental Association (ADA)
Colorado Dental Association (CDA)
Colorado Prosthodontic Society (CPA)
Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP)
ADA Wellbeing Program
The Pankey Institute

 

CHAMPS WORKFORCE PODCASTS

CHAMPS has developed programs to support successful and sustainable Workforce Development and Recruitment & Retention (R&R) in Region VIII health centers and Primary Care Associations (PCAs). The following podcasts aim to help address the continuing education opportunities, recruitment and retention tools, networking opportunities, and the latest information on current trends and statistics needs of Region VIII health centers and PCAs.

If you have any questions, please contact the CHAMPS Workforce Development & Member Services Director.

Staff Wellness Best Practices Interview Series

In this series, CHAMPS is highlighting interesting and innovative ways that Primary Care Associations (PCAs) and health centers in Region VIII are addressing staff wellness as a component of supporting employee satisfaction, engagement, and retention. This series consists of free downloadable interviews with staff at health centers and PCAs that are operating interesting and innovative programs; typed transcripts of these interviews are also available for download.

Are you or your health center interested in being interviewed as part of this series? Please contact the CHAMPS Workforce Development & Member Services Director.

Looking for additional resources? Visit the CHAMPS Staff Wellness and Resiliency Resources webpage.

Episode 1: Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas 

This interview with Becky Wahl, Director of Quality and Innovation at Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD), the bi-state Primary Care Association that supports health centers in North and South Dakota, is focused on CHAD’s staff wellness program, how it was started, and barriers they faced when implementing it. Also discussed are CHAD’s future goals for the program. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: July 17, 2019

Length: 17:45 minutes

Referenced Organizations and Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
Primary Care Associations (PCAs)
Community Health Centers (CHCs)
Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)/Collaborative Improvement Project (ECQIP)
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs)
Black Hills Special Services Cooperative

Episode 2: Northwest Colorado Health

This interview with Northwest Colorado Health’s Dr. Diana Hornung, Medical Director, and Amanda Arnold, Senior Director of Quality and Human Resources, is focused on how their community health center developed a comprehensive plan to implement staff wellness into their organization, including how the effort started, barriers they faced when implementing their plans, future goals, and advice for other health centers. Click here to download and listen to the audio-only podcast. Click here to download a typed transcript of the podcast audio.

Interview Date: February 11, 2020

Length: 19:49 minutes

Referenced Organizations and Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Northwest Colorado Health
Zero Burnout Program Survey for Clinicians from the AMA (also referred to as the “mini Z”)
The Colorado Health Foundation
Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Joy in Work
The Colorado Trust
Mindful Life
Northwest Colorado Health WISE Committee Charter
Northwest Colorado Health Annual Employee Survey