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Quickinar: Improving Patient Engagement Through Motivational Interviewing

Thu, 3/24/2022 at 12:00 pm - Thu, 3/24/2022 at 12:30 pm (PDT)

Join the Comagine Health Six Building Blocks team March 24 at 12 p.m. for a short session focusing on improving patient engagement through motivational interviewing. This event will feature Comagine Health Senior Improvement Advisor Maria Klemesrud, M.Ed, LMHC. 

Motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective, evidence-based technique to help patients resolve ambivalence about behaviors that prevent change. The core goals of MI are to express empathy and elicit reasons for and commitment to changing substance use and other unhealthy behaviors.

Event participants will:
  • Discover why MI skills are helpful to encourage patients who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.
  • Learn how to integrate the principles of motivational interviewing into practices.
  • Develop a plan to pilot MI skill-building within daily clinic workflow to teach clinic staff a five-step process of motivational interviewing skills.
  • Hear about recommended resources to assist teams.

You will also learn about how the Six Building Blocks Framework practice facilitators can assist your program. A quickinar is a brief 20–30-minute webinar presentation to provide a comprehensive overview of a defined topic area.

The Six Building Blocks Opioid Management Program is a team- and evidence-based quality improvement roadmap to support practices as they implement effective guideline- and team-based care for their patients with chronic pain who are using opioid therapy.

Developed by the University of Washington of Family Medicine and the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Six Building Blocks focuses on six key areas in guiding opioid management processes.

Comagine Health is carrying this work forward into 2022 through a project with the Washington State Department of Health