The official event listing of Dr. Jeffrey Rediger.
Dr. Rediger makes several appearances at events across the U.S.Here you can find information on past events attended byDr. Rediger or view any upcoming events in the near future.
- This event has passed.
21st Annual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium
September 17, 2015 - September 18, 2015
The 21st Annual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium will explore Integrating Healthcare: Mind, Body and Spirit, including opportunities under the Affordable Care Act for transforming the mental and behavioral health system through new programs and tools. Emphasis will be placed on the philosophy of integrated and collaborative care designed to treat the whole person, including system navigation, and the removal of barriers to care. Individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders experience a highly fragmented system of care, contributing to poor health outcomes and elevated levels of unmet treatment needs. Evidence shows those who live with behavioral health related needs have a reduced life expectancy. They often die, not from their mental health related issues, but from untreated and preventable chronic illnesses frequently aggravated by poor health habits. There is a strong argument that better management of co-morbidities leads not only to improved outcomes but also reduced costs. Primary care settings have become a gateway to the behavioral health system, and providers need support and resources to help better identify and treat people living with behavioral healthcare needs. Co-morbid disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, commonly live alongside chronic pain, and poor health. Evidence-base and emerging knowledge support and strengthen the need for collaborative care, community connection, and coordinated services across systems. Efforts that unite health and community resources – an integrated, patient-centered approach – can eliminate fragmentation and existing silos by placing emphasis on a team approach through the sharing of information and coordinated care. Spiritual support, along with alternative/complimentary approaches, also have a role in the care continuum.