This webinar has been postponed. It will now take place on February 28, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET (previously, January 18).
A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that health care organizations and care teams need a complete picture of a patient’s life situation — past and present — to provide effective services with a healing orientation. Adopting trauma-informed practices can potentially improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes, as well as provider and staff wellness.
This webinar, cosponsored by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and the Better Care Playbook, will highlight how Denver Health, a large health system in Colorado, is implementing a trauma- and resilience-informed approach into organizational policy and practice, while also focusing on addressing systemic racism and biases. Panelists will discuss their efforts, including building staff capacity, promoting organizational culture change, and gaining leadership buy in for a system-wide trauma-informed approach to care. Denver Health is a participant in Advancing Integrated Models, a national learning collaborative led by CHCS and made possible through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
I. Welcome and Introductions
Speaker: Zackiya Grant-Knight, Program Officer, CHCS
Z. Grant-Knight will welcome attendees and provide an overview of the webinar. She will then introduce the Better Care Playbook and resources on trauma-informed care.
II. Overview of Denver Health and its Trauma- and Resilience-Informed Initiative
Speaker: Maria Gonsalves Schimpf, Director, Denver Health RESTORE (Resilience and Equity through Support and Training for Organizational Renewal)
M. Gonsalves Schimpf will provide an overview of Denver Health and key features of the Trauma- and Resilience-Informed Systems initiative at the health system.
III. Panel: Early Lessons on the Design and Implementation of Trauma-Informed Systems Change
Speakers: Maria Gonsalves Schimpf, Director, Denver Health RESTORE; Kris Gaw, Chief Operating Officer, Denver Health; Ken Epstein, Consultant, P.R.E.P. for Change Consulting
Moderator: Meryl Schulman, Senior Program Officer, CHCS
The panel will explore:
- The impetus for adopting a trauma-informed approach at Denver Health;
- How and why leadership were engaged in the process;
- How Denver Health and other health systems can apply trauma-informed principles in their daily work and shift culture to align with those principles;
- How to coordinate efforts across large institutions; and
- What’s next for Denver Health’s work in advancing a system-wide trauma-informed approach to care.
Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the panel discussion.
IV. Wrap Up
M. Schulman will conclude the webinar and provide next steps.