Online Program

Wellness management and recovery coordinating center of excellence

Monday, November 4, 2013

Deborah Wilcox, PhD, Confluency Consultants and Associates, Wellness Management and Recovery Coordinating Center of Excellence, Columbus, OH
Kelly Wesp, PhD, Wellness Management and Recovery Coordinating Center of Excellence, Wellness Management and Recovery Coordinating Center of Excellence, Columbus, OH
In support of this most critical mission the Ohio Department Mental Health (ODMH) established the Wellness Management and Recovery Coordinating Center of Excellence (WMR CCOE) to promote evidence-based and clinical best practices for the purpose of delivering recovery-oriented education and services to persons living with psychiatric and co-occurring substance use disorders in Ohio's mental health system. Through training, consultation, and technical assistance, the WMR CCOE has worked with 26 diverse community mental health agencies and psychiatric hospitals to implement the WMR Program and curriculum. The goals of the WMR Program are to 1) identify and achieve personal recovery and wellness goals, 2) develop informed collaborative approaches to selecting and managing treatment, and 3) embark upon a journey toward wellness. WMR is offered in small groups settings of 8-10 people. There are 11- 2-hour sessions that covers holistic wellness, gaining more knowledge about mental health recovery, learning about the role of medication in recovery and wellness, effective communication, self- another person who is usually employed by the agency as a mental health specialist. To date, over 1200 Ohioans have participated in WMR and 287 peer and provider facilitators have been trained to facilitate WMR groups. Outcome data indicates that 64% of individuals who complete WMR demonstrate greater efficacy in their mental health recovery.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify the core elements in the WMR Train-the-Trainer Curriculum that support the development of Cultural Brokers in health navigation. Explain the role of culture in health and how Multicultural Competence supports ethical practice in healthcare. Describe how processes like open space, co-facilitation, and deliberative dialogue support health navigation in bi-directional healthcare systems. Identify three significant findings of WMR implementation that lead to better health outcomes for persons with SPMI and co-occurring disorders.

Keyword(s): Access and Services, Advocacy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Clinical Community Counselor, Counselor Educator. Doctorate in Education; Masters Community Counseling (M.Ed.) Kent State University Graduate College of Education, Department of Counseling and Human Development;Masters Degree in Public Administration(M.P.A)from the School of Business and Management,Kent State University and a Sociology-Political Science from Fisk University. She is the CEO of Confluency Consultants which is a practice that has provided services for over 100 organizations. She has conducted professional presentations on local, national and international levels.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.