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Advancing BSSR to Address National Priorities for Health Care and Population Health Improvement

September 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) hosts a monthly webinar series on a variety of behavioral and social sciences research topics that highlight the research of investigators supported by the NIH.  The next webinar, Tuesday, September 24 from 2- 3:00 pm, will feature Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP.  Dr. Hill-Briggs will discuss Advancing BSSR to Address National Priorities for Health Care and Population Health Improvement. 


Advancing BSSR to Address National Priorities for Health Care and Population Health Improvement

Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP

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In the era of transformation to value-based care, new accountability is placed on health care delivery systems to provide high quality care that improves the health of populations, improves the patient experience of care, and concurrently reduce costs.

Many priority conditions for value-based care have associated lifestyle, behavioral, and/or mental health components that contribute to disease outcomes and costs. To address these factors, there is a growing demand for BSSR interventions that are reliable, effective in achieving desired prevention and management outcomes, acceptable to patients, and flexible for integration directly into health care and population health practice. Despite the volume of effective interventions resulting from BSSR funding, adoption of these interventions into care delivery remains rare.

Facilitators of BSSR intervention integration into practice are emerging. To illustrate, diabetes is presented as a priority disease example for value-based care. Diabetes, which affects over 30 million Americans and costs $327 billion annually in direct medical costs and reduced productivity, is a disease with concomitant lifestyle, behavioral, and mental health factors. Three diabetes-related BSSR interventions are used to demonstrate pathways to BSSR integration into health care and population health practice: the Collaborative Care Model; the National Diabetes Prevention Program; and DECIDE, a diabetes self-management program. Features of pathways to integration are discussed. Implications for the design and outcomes reporting of BSSR interventions to facilitate readiness for integration into practice in the current era are identified.


September 24, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm