11th Annual EOCCO Summit
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11th Annual EOCCO Summit

11th Annual EOCCO Summit

Thursday, September 21st, 2023 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wildhorse Resort & Casino
46510 Wildhorse Blvd
Pendleton, OR 97801

Registration is now open for the 11th Annual EOCCO Summit, live at Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon!

Join us for this all-day event with enlightening conversations about telehealth utilization, acute psychiatric care, quality measures, doula services and so much more!  See below for the full agenda.

The EOCCO Summit is free and open to all professionals serving EOCCO members, including clinicians, office staff, and community-based organizations. Furthermore, this event is approved for 5.25 CME credits!

Please note that this year there will not be a virtual attendance option so make sure to reserve your spot by September 1, 2023, to ensure your participation in this event. Register here: 11th Annual EOCCO Summit Registration Use room code 18976 to receive a discount as part of EOCCO’s room block for the evening of Wednesday, September 20. Contact EOCCOmetrics@modahealth.com with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you at the 11th Annual EOCCO Summit!

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of St. Charles Health System and Moda Health. St. Charles Health System is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Charles Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Refreshments

9:00 am – 9:05 am Welcome & Introductions

9:05 am – 9:15 am Tribal Blessing
Michael Ray Johnson, Yellowhawk Tribal Center

9:15 am – 9:30 am CEO Update
Sean Jessup, EOCCO
Learning Objective: Explain significant EOCCO updates presented and understand how EOCCO has collaborated with communities in Eastern Oregon.

9:30 am – 10:05 am

Plenary Session 1 

2022 & 2023 Quality Measure/Summit Health Update 
Kali Paine, MPH, EOCCO
Jennifer Nguyen, MPH, Summit Health

Learning Objective: Summarize 2022 quality improvement performance and current 2023 quality initiatives for EOCCO and Summit Health.
Clinician Summit Quality Update Slides

10:20 am – 11:05 am      

Breakout Session 1

Social Determinants of Health Screenings 
Mikayla Briare, MPH, EOCCO
Kellee Rosales, CHW, Oregon Rural Practice Based Research Network
Kaleema Murphy, CHES, Unite Us

Learning Objective: Describe strategies and identify HIT tools that can be utilized to implement and support social needs screening workflows.
Social Needs Screening & Referral Slides

Integrating Telehealth into Your Practice Every Day
Tim McCarley, MD, Psychiatrist
Anthony Cheng, MD Family Medicine
Marni Carlyle, MD, Specialty Practice (OB/GYN)

Learning Objective: Integrating and maintaining telehealth in your practice for increased patient and provider satisfaction.
Integrating Telehealth Slides

Managing Mental Health Crisis Care Throughout the System
Satya Chandragiri, MD, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Initiative
Kathleen Madore, LCSW, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Initiative
Kristin Bezdek, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Initiative
Ashley Reeser, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Initiative
Karissa Reed, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Initiative
Savannah Marker, Community Counseling Solutions

Learning Objective: Apply the presented crisis responses strategies to mitigate avoidable ER visits for patients experiencing mental health symptoms.
Managing Mental Health Crisis Care Throughout the System Slides

11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote Speaker
Dave Baden, Oregon Health Authority
Learning Objective: Analyze upcoming 1115 Medicaid Waiver and its impact to Oregon health systems.

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm           Lunch (provided)
12:50 pm – 1:35 pm Plenary Session 2

Inequity, Stigma and Solutions in Behavioral Health and SUD care: A Client and Provider Perspective
Jennifer Sims, Community Counseling Solutions
Timmy Clark, Community Counseling Solutions

Learning Objective: Identify solutions to reducing inequities and identifying trauma informed practices.
Inequity, Stigma, & Solutions Slides

1:40 pm – 2:25 pm

Breakout Session 2

Working with Death Doulas 
Kari Anton Sims, ERYT500, CIAYT, YACEP, The Peaceful Presence Project
Erin Collins, RN, MN, CHPN, The Peaceful Presence Project

Learning Objective: Explore the Compassionate Communities Model of Care.
Doulas in Rural Oregon Slides

Acute Suicidal Behavior in Children 
Sandra Lare, MD

Learning Objective: Apply the presented crisis responses strategies to provide safe intervention for adolescent populations exhibiting suicidal ideation.
Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents Slides

Integrating Dental Services into Primary Care and Beyond
Mary Wren, BS, RDH, E.P.P, Advantage Dental
Gary Allen, DMD, MS, Advantage Dental
Nicolas Powers, MBA, FACHE, Winding Waters Clinic
Nancy Avery, ODS Dental

Learning Objective: Understand how EOCCO is collaborating with community partners to address dental access.
Summit Dental Panel Slides

2:40 pm– 3:25 pm

Plenary Session 3

Workforce Shortages & Burnout
Ellen Singer, MD, The Foundation for Medical Excellence

Learning Objective: Discover novel strategies for combating workforce shortages and burnout within rural Oregon.
Workforce Shortages and Burnout Slides

3:30 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn