Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands organizes fifth annual Behavioral Health Summit

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The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands will organize its 5th Annual Behavioral Health
Summit on October 6, 2017. This year’s event will focus on “Social Determinants of Behavioral Health: Awareness, Understanding and Action”.
The event will take place at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA from 8:30AM to 4PM. The Summit qualifies for CE/CEU credits and offers a platform for sharing knowledge, learning of new programs and resources as well as networking with community providers.
For more information, contact BHPC via email at coordinator@bhpccapecod.org or by phone at (508) 827-1027. Registration is also possible at www.bhpccapecod.org.
Dr. Kumara Sidharta, MD, MPH, Medical Director at Emerald Physician Services, member Cape Cod Healthcare and Chair, Wellness Advisory Board, will be the Keynote presenter. He’ll discuss the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for healthcare systems on the way forward in the world of value-based healthcare.
The BHPC Summit will especially focus on education, communication, and improving access to services for individuals struggling with mental illness.
Seventy-five percent of a person’s mental and physical health is determined by social factors such as poverty, housing, violence, and education. This year’s program will look at some of the largest impacts on a person’s physical and mental health and what resources are available here on Cape Cod to address them.
The Summit is designed for those who provide care or support services across the entirety of the behavioral health spectrum including physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, administrators, peer advocates, first responders, public safety, teachers and other health professionals serving children/adults and their families in our community.
To register for the 5th Annual Behavioral Health Summit or for more information about the Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands, go to www.bhpccapecod.org, send an email to coordinator@bhpccapecod.org or call (508) 827-1027.

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