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The HIP Continuing Medical Education program is sponsored

by the Central California Alliance for Health.

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HIP is able to offer American Academy of Family Physician's (AAFP) and American Medical Association-Physician's Recognition Award (AMA-PRA) Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME)  for viewing the recording the following recent live sessions:

  • ACEs Screening: Promoting Resilience for All (until March 3, 2023)

  • Improving Healthcare Outcomes by Addressing Access and Equity through the lens of Maternal Child Health (until June 16, 2022)

See details below regarding reciprocity for AAFP level credits after viewing the recorded session.


The Alliance and HIP appreciate the following local agencies for their partnership in offering Continuing Education credits for the live webinar sessions that took place on June 16, 2021 & March 3, 2022:

  • Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican

  • County of Santa Cruz Behavioral Health Services 

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Recent CME Information

JUNE 16, 2021 - 7:30 - 9AM

Improving Healthcare Outcomes by Addressing Access and Equity through the lens of Maternal Child Health

Past CMEs

ACEs Screening: Promoting Resilience for All
1.5 CME/CEU credits will be offered, pending approval.

March 3, 2022, 7:30-9AM
Keynote Speakers:
Susan Swick,MD

Susan Swick, MD, MPH is the Executive Director of Ohana, designing and leading the development of the Center for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, California. In addition to evaluation and treatment programs that are evidence-based and family-focused, Ohana programs also emphasize the cultivation of mental health at the individual, family, and community level.
Dr. Swick has had a long-standing interest in how adversity affects children and families and in how well-timed interventions can make a critical difference. Prior to relocating to California in 2018, Dr. Swick served as the Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Newton Wellesley Hospital (near Boston) where she created a new community health initiative called “The Resilience Project,” partnering with local high schools to promote the mental health and well-being of youth and their families. She also directed Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT), a parent guidance program available to cancer patients who were still raising young children. She was an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she implemented a course on Parent Guidance for the Child Psychiatry fellows. Dr. Swick attended medical school and received a Master’s in Public Health at Columbia University.

ACEs Screening: Promoting Resilience for All

Thursday, March 3, 2022 7:30 - 9AM

Course Description:

The California Department of Health Care Services is urging primary care teams to implement screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs. This 90 minute Continuing Education session will offer inspiration and guidance on ACEs screening with a focus on resilience for all members of the healthcare team and patients. Regional practices will share successes and potential challenges, as well as concrete tools and organizational practices to implement this new workflow.


Learning Objectives:

(1) Share the data on necessity and benefits of screening for ACEs in youth, adults, and expectant parents.

(2) Define resilience and recognize how to integrate basic approaches to ACEs screening and referrals that will support resilience for both the screener and the patient/family that are time-sensitive and impactful.

(3) Identify resources to promote and sustain resilience when facing exhaustion, overwhelming challenges, and a sense of powerlessness.

(4) Acknowledge the necessity of recognizing the structural problems, including racism and inequality, in our healthcare system as one step toward overcoming them.

(5) Recognize strategies and challenges when implementing ACEs screening in community settings and how to learn and grow with these challenges.


Target Audience:

All members of multidisciplinary primary care teams as well as individuals in other care settings who interact with clients or patients in Merced, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties.


Please use this link to register: https://us06web.zoom. us/webinar/register/W N_Xt2AYR0_QGiI9vVrGy b22w


Accommodation/ Grievances:

To request accommodations for special needs or submit grievances, please email Paola Luna , HIP Program Coordinator at

Details for CME/CEU:

This course meets the qualifications and is pending approval for 1 hour and 30 minutes of Continuing Education as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health (SCCBH) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#1000048) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, and/or LPCCs. SCCBH maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. You must attend the full session; no partial credit given. This course is pending approval by Dominican Santa Cruz-Board of Registered Nursing #881 for RN, OT, SLP, & Physical Therapy Board of California for PT. Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


  1. Watch the recording (below).

  2. Survey Monkey Evaluation link (needs to be completed by end of day 3/7/22 for certificate):

  3. CCAH Resources:

o Training Video:
o Care Based Incentives:
o ACEs Resource Guide:
o Tip Sheet:
o Kristen Rohlf, Quality Improvement Program Advisor,
• Santa Cruz Network of Care:
• ACEs Aware California:

Recording of the Webinar:


ACE Parents  Professionals


Community resources for new families - English

Community resources for new families - Spanish


ACEsINC Providers

CME Sponsors:

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  • October 2020 - Racism in Healthcare:Confronting Chronic Stress and Chronic Disease
    Key Note Speaker: Marissa Raymond Flesch, MD, MPH ​Assistant ProfessorUCSF School of Medicine, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) and the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine within the Department of Pedriatics Recorded on Thursday, October 29, 2020 Course Description: This learning session provides participants with tools to acknowledge institutionalized racism in medicine and learn about the various social determinants of health fueled by racism that lead to disparate minority health outcomes such as shorter life span, higher maternal and infant mortality rates, and higher mortality rates from cancer, heart disease, and kidney disease. This session covers community-engaged research in Salinas and explores the connection between trauma, toxic stress, chronic stress, chronic disease, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Learning Objectives: Define internalized, personally mediated, and institutional racism. Identify ways that racism and xenophobia can impact the health and wellbeing of immigrants in California. Recognize opportunities for addressing racism and xenophobia in medical settings, including patients and providers. Define ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) and their impact on chronic disease. Enduring CME Credit available until October 29, 2021 for RACISM IN HEALTHCARE: Confronting Chronic Stress and Chronic Disease: HIP is able to offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit until October 2021 for “Racism in Healthcare: Confronting Chronic Stress and Chronic Disease." This enduring CME activity has been approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Many professional disciplines will honor credit offered via AAFP, so you may complete the survey to receive the certificate, and then work with your discipline’s accrediting agency to seek approval or reciprocity of the AAFP credit. If you are interested in receiving 1.5 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please: 1. Watch the recording (see above). 2. Complete the Survey Monkey evaluation using this link 3. Email with the subject heading “CME credits.” In the email, state that you have watched the recording in its entirety and that you have complete the survey. Follow Up Materials: 10.29.20 Racism in Healthcare Slide Deck Follow up Q+A with Dr. Raymond-Flesch Resources: AMA- Health Equity My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem Anti-Racism Reading List
  • June 2020 - Building Resilience as You ImplementACEs Screening in Your Practice: How to Care For Yourself While Guiding Patient Care
    Key Note Speaker: Director | Children's Behavioral Health Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency Susan Swick, MD, MPH Physician in Chief | Ohana Center for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Recorded on Thursday, October 29, 2020 Course Description: This learning session includes the science of ACEs and toxic stress, trauma informed care, the benefits of screening, and how screenings can be done in a way that supports the self-care of those performing them. We also include workflow recommendations for multi-disciplinary care teams and details of the ACEs screening process (i.e. use of PEARLS in primary care - administrating and billing for the tool, scoring, providing anticipatory guidance, facilitating warm hand-offs to Behavioral Health Partners). The session includes case presentations and a discussion on how to provide care in the new COVID-19 telecare environment. This session is no longer available for CME credits. Follow Up Materials: 6.23.20 ACEs Learning Session SlideshowFollow-up Answers (Lisa Gutierrez-Wang)Self Care Tool for Pediatrics.pdfPEARLS Tool.pdfHow Resilience Works.pdf
  • June 2019 - Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences Through Parental Interventions with a Focus on Depression & Anxiety
    Key Note Speakers: Nirmaljit Dhami, MD ​Dr. Nirmaljit Dhami is the medical director of the MOMS (Maternal Outreach Mood Services) program at El Camino Hospital. She has been with the program since its inception in April 2008. She was instrumental in incorporating a novel, video-based mother baby attachment intervention in the program. Dhami has created a new and comprehensive MOMS self-assessment tool. She is the past board member of the International Perinatal Marce society and serves a panel member on the California Perinatal Mortality Task Force (CA- PMR). Dhami completed her residency in adult psychiatry from UCSD. She has completed a California Health Care Foundation sponsored fellowship in health care leadership from UCSF. Her interests include assessment and treatment of psychotic disorders in pregnancy and postpartum and perinatal suicide. She enjoys spending time with her family and swimming with US masters. Susan Swick, MD, MPH Dr. Susan Swick is the medical director of Ohana, an in-development groundbreaking approach to child and adolescent behavioral health. Swick was chosen to lead Ohana after an extensive national search for an innovator in the field. Before joining Ohana in October, Swick was chief of the division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts. She completed her training at Columbia University and Harvard Medical School. In leading Ohana, Swick will oversee everything from the construction of a bricks-and-mortar Ohana House to spearheading early intervention, comprehensive support for young people and their families, and partnerships with community organizations and individuals. Along with spending time with her family, she also enjoys reading, baking, and practicing yoga.
  • March 2019 - Redesigning Health Care Delivery with Community Health Workers
    Community Health Workers (CHWs), also known as Promotores de Salud, outreach workers, lay health advisers and other titles, have been contributing to public health for decades, but have come to greater prominence in recent years through a growing body of research attesting to their contributions, as well as recognition as an occupation by the U.S. Department of Labor and prominent mention in the Affordable Care Act. Objectives of this webinar: Understand the scope of practice for Community Health Workers and the benefits of their role as part of the clinical team. Provide examples of Community Health Workers in clinical settings. Reflect on the challenges of integration and opportunities for inclusion enhancement of the Community Health Worker as part of the clinical team. Keynote Speaker Susan A. Chapman, PhD, MPH, RN, is Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF School of Nursing, Healthforce Center and the Institute for Health Policy Studies. She is Co-Director of the Masters and Doctoral programs in Health Policy at the School of Nursing. Her scholarly work focuses on health workforce research and health policy analysis. Susan’s workforce research focuses on transforming health workforce roles in new models of care and payment reform, the long-term care workforce, and advanced practice nurses in behavioral health. Over the past 18 years she has been PI, Co-PI, or Co-Investigator for over 35 grants and contracts at the local, state, national, and global level. She served on a NAM committee to address health care workforce needs for an aging U.S. population. Susan received her B.S. from the University of Iowa, her M.S from Boston College, her M.P.H from Boston University, and her PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis from UC Berkeley.
  • November 2018 - Importance & Value of Addressing Social Determinants of Health
    Event Resources Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH Is There a Role for Health Care in Identifying and Addressing Patients' Social Risks Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network Joanie Rothstein, MPP, MPH Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Health Advocates Program ​ Jessica Moore MSN, FNP Petaluma Health Center ​ Jared Garrison Jackel, MD, MPH Putting Principles Into Practice in a Rural FQHC Homeless Services Program Info Sheet Homeless Healthcare Guide ​ Wendi Vierra, PhD Neighborhood Healthcare ​ Commonwealth Fund Tools and Strategies to Effectively and Sustainable Address Patients' Social Needs
  • September 2017 - The Neuroscience of Pain and Addiction: Tools for the Primary Care and Behavioral Health Visit
    Speakers: Jen Hastings, MD, Dale Bishop, MD Vanessa de la Cruz, MD Rachel Solotaroff, MD, MCR Alexis Ortiz, PhD View Speaker Bios ​​ Vanessa de la Cruz The Neurobiology of Addictive Behavior ​ Rachel Solotaroff Recovery-Oriented Persistent Pain Management ​ Alexis Ortiz Psychological/Behavioral Strategies for Pain Management: Tools for PCPs to use in a 20 Minute Visit
  • May 2017 - Crucial Conversations with Patients: Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain in Patients with Substance Use Disorder
    Speakers: Anna Lembke Bill Morris Gabriel Schonwald Holly Hughes Tamra Chavez Anna Lembke The Canary in the Coal Mine: The Prescription Drug Epidemic as a Symptom of a Faltering Health Care System American Family Physician June 2017 Compassionate Doctor Meets Drug Seeking Patient Drug Seeking Patient and Physician Interaction - Narcissistic Injury ​ Bill Morris Opioid Failure and management ​ Gabriel Schonwald Non-Opioid Medications For Treating CNCP and Considerations For Treating Persons with SUDS ​ Holly Hughes Counseling Therapies in Chronic Pain and SUD Management Our Work & Our Words: Kristina Muten MD ​ Tamra Chavez Tools and Techniques for Patients with SUD and Chronic Pain
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