Innovation in Care Collaboration

Opeeka's weekly podcast where we explore person-centered healthcare and technology

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Exploring trends in care collaboration and technology

The Innovation in Care Collaboration podcasts are where today’s thought-leaders from around the world share ideas about innovative solutions for today’s challenges. 

Innovation in Care Collaboration

We at Opeeka believe the goal of using technology is to make life easier, more productive as well as increasing health & wellness. Opeeka’s mission is to keep the person in the center of care, which helps assist with equity and have an impact of the Social Determinants of Health. An important pillar of our work is to increase collaborations among systems. These podcasts can serve as a conduit for sharing knowledge, innovations and strengthening collaborative efforts worldwide.

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Research, Intervention, and Evaluation Triad for Successful Innovations

Episode 24:
Research, Intervention, and Evaluation: Triad for Successful Innovations

In this episode we welcome in Elveena Fareedi, the Director of Research & Evaluation at the Catalyst Center, California Alliance of Child & Family Services (CACFS). Elveena shares with us her goal to develop an accessible scientific framework, rooted in ethical, trauma informed, and culturally appropriate evidence-based innovations.
Educate, Advocate & Support to Re-Create: Ensuring Success for All

Episode 23:
Educate, Advocate & Support to Re-Create: Ensuring Success for All

Tune in to this week's episode of Opeeka's Innovation in Care Collaboration where we welcome in Ruth York, Executive Director at FYIdaho. Ruth shares the importance of youth and family voice within systems of care.
The Relentless Need Continues - Making the School Environment Safe & Healthy for Learning

Episode 22:
The Relentless Need Continues: Making the School Environment Safe & Healthy for Learning

Our guest today is Robin Cogan, a health expert, who has over 20 years in serving as a School Nurse, working in the Camden City School District, in New Jersey. She is also a nationally recognized leader in moving schools into the 21st century towards the highest levels of medical practices and protocols.
Techsoup International - Innovations in Care Collaboration

Episode 21:
Techsoup International - Innovations in Care Collaboration

In this episode we flip the script and put our very own Ken McGill in the guest seat and welcome in YTBGlobal.org Founder & CEO, Jerome Scriptunas to take over hosting duties.

Episode 20:
Planning for Life, Loved Ones & Legacy

In this episode we have a discussion around supporting all aspects of life, especially regarding advance care planning. The goal of well-being starts from birth and continues throughout our life’s journey.
Well-Being Check-Up: A Physician’s Perspective

Episode 19:
Well-Being Check-Up: A Physician’s Perspective

In this episode our guest is Dr. Laura Jana, M.D., who is a pediatrician, early educator and nationally acclaimed parenting and children’s book author (authoring more than 30 books).
A National Discussion On Supporting Child Welfare: Innovation & Technology

Episode 18:
A National Discussion On Supporting Child Welfare: Innovation & Technology

In this episode Opeeka has brought together three amazing thought-leaders from across the country to discuss the challenges & successes connected with child welfare.
Supporting Oregon’s Behavioral Health - Innovation & Technology

Episode 17:
Supporting Oregon’s Behavioral Health: Innovation & Technology

In this episode we have an in-depth discussion with Dr. Kate Cordell on the innovative work at Opeeka, specifically around meeting the demands of today’s challenges, especially providing high-quality care for the most complex populations.
Changing The Odds for Children/Youth In Foster Care: Whole-Person Care & Well-Being

Episode 16:
Changing The Odds for Children/Youth In Foster Care: Whole-Person Care & Well-Being

In this episode Alexis & Justin Black share their real-life story of beating the odds, having experienced trauma and growing-up in foster care. They will share how they managed to defy the odds, get healthy, and build a new life together.
Innovations & Caring Moving Our World Forward Safely Towards Health

Episode 15:
Innovations & Caring: Moving Our World Forward Safely Towards Health

In today's episode we welcome in Galen Murdock, Founder and CEO of ShareMy.Health. Galen shares the journey of creating an organization based upon a compassionate solution-focused framework using innovative technology in meeting tomorrow’s challenges today.
TCOM 2022 - A Look Back, At Today And Towards The Future - Endless Possibilities

Episode 14:
TCOM 2022: A Look Back, At Today And Towards The Future - Endless Possibilities

In this episode we welcome in members of the TCOM Collaborative Worldwide to discuss how their TCOM Journey began, where it has led them and looking towards the future in supporting endless possibilities for positive changes.
Thought Leaders For Systemic Excellence: Supporting California’s Statewide Initiatives

Episode 13:
Thought Leaders For Systemic Excellence: Supporting California’s Statewide Initiatives

In this week's episode we chat with Richard Knecht, an amazing ‘thought-leader’ for systemic excellence with Integrated Human Services Group. His instrumental work includes supporting both public & private sectors of human-services for over three-decades.
Wisconsin’s Association of Family & Children Agencies (WAFCA) - Innovative Work Keeping Children & Families Together

Episode 12:
Wisconsin’s Association of Family & Children Agencies (WAFCA) - Innovative Work Keeping Children & Families Together

In this episode listeners will learn how provider agencies throughout Wisconsin have coordinated with WAFCA to keep children in-state while meeting complex treatment needs. States throughout the country are struggling to keep children/youth from having to be treated out-of-state.
Building Systems of Trust: Essence for Successful Outcomes

Episode 11:
Building Systems of Trust: Essence for Successful Outcomes

In this episode we welcome Janet Hoeke & Laura Wallis, both are thought-leaders, children mental-health advocates, and systems innovators who have fulfilled important roles in the building of Idaho’s Youth Empowerment Service (YES) System of Care.
Common Elements In "Bridging" Systems: An Engineering Perspective

Episode 10:
Common Elements In "Bridging" Systems: An Engineering Perspective

In this episode we sit down with Laura Wallis, Co-director of the Idaho Parent Network for Children's Mental Health. Laura shares her experience as a professional civil engineer and how borrowing logical frameworks and applying engineering principals to human services practices could bring about more effective and efficient care.
Specialized Alternatives For Families & Youth (SAFY): Building A Community Of Healing

Episode 9:
Specialized Alternatives For Families & Youth (SAFY): Building A Community Of Healing

In this episode Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth’s (SAFY) discuss their approach for health equity beyond a compliance-based model and towards trauma-informed success-based care.
Community Care Planning In Action - Supporting Women Veterans

Episode 8:
Community Care Planning In Action - Supporting Women Veterans

In this episode we speak to Holly Dinneny, Director of Outreach & Satellite Programs for the Cornerstone Family Programs, Morristown Neighborhood House.
Youth TimeBanking - Connection is Protection

Episode 7:
Youth TimeBanking - Connection is Protection

In this episode we speak with Jerome Scriptunas who leads a community nonprofit called Youth TimeBanking (YTB) and a TechSoup Connect chapter for timebanking and community organizations.
Creative Ways To Support Children/Youth, Especially Those In Foster Care

Episode 6:
Creative Ways To Support Children/Youth, Especially Those In Foster Care

In this episode we welcome in Dr. Randy Sconiers and Erin Bruno to share creative ways to keep children/youth connected to health & wellness.
Embedding Advocacy In Our Work

Episode 5:
Embedding Advocacy In Our Work

In this episode our conversation focuses on how Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) connects with community providers, strengthening relationships, increasing advocacy efforts for all children/youth and families.

Episode 4:
FFPSA for Community Foster Care Providers, the Opportunities & Challenges

In this episode we welcome in Dr. Kate Cordell, Co-Founder and CEO at Opeeka and Ryann Vernetson, Chief of Clinical Innovation & Technology at SAFY of America. We discuss ways to generate conversation and ideas to meet new challenges as well as offer support around the FFPSA.
TCOM Town Hall with Dr. John Lyons

Episode 3:
TCOM Town Hall with Dr. John Lyons

In this episode we are joined by Dr. John Lyons, Director of the Center for Innovation in Population Health and professor of Health Management and Policy. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed publications and six books including Redressing the Emperor: improving our children's public mental health system and Communimetrics.
Shifting From Disparities To Prosperities: Flipping The Model From Labeling Risks To Stacking Successes Toward Health For All

Episode 2:
Shifting From Disparities To Prosperities: Flipping The Model From Labeling Risks To Stacking Successes Toward Health For All

In this episode we welcome in special guest Dr. Lonnie Snowden, professor of Health Policy at UC Berkeley and Health Disparities Researcher. Dr. Snowden has an extensive history of engaging policy development efforts utilizing his research that focuses on mental health care access, quality, and equity, for racial and ethnic communities and underserved populations.
Children’s Health & Mental Wellbeing Whole-Person Approach

Episode 1:
Children’s Health & Mental Wellbeing: Whole-Person Approach

In today's episode we welcome in Dr. John Lyons, who is the director of the Center for Innovation and Population Health at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Lyons has spent his entire career leading the charge for health equity, especially for children, youth and families involved with systems of care. For today's discussion we have also invited three special health-tech startups who have invented great ways to use technology in supporting innovative whole person care.