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Implementing Trauma Informed Care into Organizational Culture and Practice


Health policymakers and practitioners increasingly recognize trauma as an important factor that influences health throughout the lifespan. By incorporating trauma-informed approaches to care across health care systems, health care professionals can more effectively care for patients and support efforts to improve health outcomes, reduce avoidable hospital utilization, and curb excess costs.

This webinar will highlight strategies for implementing trauma-informed organizational practices across large health systems. Dr. Ken Epstein of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), will describe the agency’s Trauma-Informed Systems initiative and its goal to transform SFDPH into a healing organization – for both clients and staff. Dr. Rahil Briggs of the Montefiore Medical Group in the Bronx, NY, will discuss the organization’s trauma-informed care implementation efforts in its 22-site outpatient network.

Health care providers, administrators, policymakers, health plans and other interested stakeholders are invited to join this 90-minute webinar. The webinar series, made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a product of Advancing Trauma-Informed Care, a national initiative aimed at understanding how trauma-informed approaches can be practically implemented across the health care sector.

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