The Physician Health Program System of Care Management

Presented By ROBERT L. DuPONT, MD

Provided by RiverMend Health Institute

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Release date: September 22, 2016

Valid through: September 22, 2019

Topic: Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, Chronic Illness Model, Physician Health Program, Addicted Professionals

Media: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Target Audience

This CE activity is intended for physicians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, psychologists, and allied mental health advocates.

Program Overview

At a time when health care is shifting toward the prevention, identification and long-term monitoring of chronic serious illnesses, now is the time for substance use disorders to be treated like other chronic illnesses. Today all treatment for substance use disorders is episodic while addiction poses a life-long threat to health. The physician health program (PHP) system of care management takes a long-term, comprehensive approach to substance use disorders to produce the best long-term outcomes for addiction. The elements of the PHP model will be presented along with outcomes from a national study of 16 PHPs. The PHPs are a part of a New Paradigm for long-term recovery which extends beyond the population health care professionals. A conceptual model for maximizing five-year recovery rates in other addicted populations is presented.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 

  1. Critique the mismatch between current brief substance use disorder treatment and the lifelong nature of addiction.
  2. Summarize the crucial elements of the PHP system of care management and their implications for improving all treatment outcomes.
  3. Describe the proposed five-year recovery standard to evaluate treatment outcomes.

Continuing Education

ADACGBA, Approved Continuing Education Provider

RiverMend Health Centers, a RiverMend Health LLC entity, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. RiverMend Health LLC is a ADACGBA Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer ADACBGA approved hours for events that meet ADACBGA requirements. Provider #15-55-03-916.

ADACBGA Continuing Education Units Awarded: 1.0

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

RiverMend Health Institute is a NAADAC Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NAADAC- National Certification Commission approved hours for events that meet NAADAC requirements. Provider # 867.

NAADAC Continuing Education Units awarded: 1.0

NBCC, National Board of Certified Counselors

RiverMend Health is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #6573.

NBCC CE credit Awarded: 1.0

CBBS, California Board of Behavioral Sciences

This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. RiverMend Health Institute Provider #4688.

CBBS CE credit awarded: 1.0

CDR, Commission on Dietetic Registration

RiverMend Health Institute is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians registered (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians registered (DTRs) will receive continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for the completion of this program. CDR Provider #R1656.

CDR CPEU awarded: 1.0

Faculty

ROBERT L. DuPONT, MD

Dr. DuPont was the first Director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (1973-1978) and the second White House Drug Chief (1973-1977). From 1968-1970 he was Director of Community Services for the District of Columbia Department of Corrections. From 1970-1973 he served as Administrator of the District of Columbia Narcotics Treatment Administration. In 1978 he became the founding President of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. He has been Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine since 1980. Dr. DuPont's signature role throughout his career has been to focus on the public health goal of reducing the use of illegal drugs.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

ROBERT L. DuPONT, MD
  • No financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; study the educational activity; and complete the post-test and the evaluation form. If you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation, your certificate will be available immediately for download in PDF format.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content. You will need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader to view PDF files.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.