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The Office of Integrated Health

The relationship between physical and mental health is inextricable for all individuals. The Office of Integrated Health (OIH) is a new department established by the Interim Commissioner for DBHDS. OIH was designed to form collaborative relationships with the expertise from Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Disability Services (DDS), and other departments within DBHDS. OIH aims to build cohesive associations with the Virginia Department of Health, community clinicians, and related state agencies. This office will provide the initiatives through the Health Support Network for (DDS), PASRR, and Hiram Davis Medical Center. The goal of the Office of Integrated Health is to ensure quality health services through community integrated care statewide.

Currently the staff within this department include Dawn M. Adams DNP, ANP-BC, CHC,  Mary Irvin RN BSN, Susan Moon, RN BS, Tammie Williams, RN MSN, Brenett Dickerson, RN MSN, Susan Rudolph, RN BSN, Susan Alabanza, OTR/L, Darlene Lindsey, John Clay, David Sharp Jr, Danny Thomas and Dameien Harris, RDH.

 

Name

Title

Phone Number

Dawn M. Adams, DNP, ANP-BC, CHC

Director - Office of Integrated Health

804-786-1203

Mary Irvin, RN BSN

Community Nurse Integration Consultant

804-658-6338

Susan Moon, RN BS

Registered Nurse Care Consultant

804-692-8288

Susan Rudolph RN BSN Registered Nurse Care Consultant 804-347-0515

Tammie Williams, RN MSN

Registered Nurse Care Consultant

804-347-2919

Brenett Dickerson, RN MSN

Registered Nurse Care Consultant

804-347-5260

 Susan Alabanza, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Director

804-524-7107

 Darlene Lindsey

PASRR Contract Manager

804-371-0543

 John Clay

PASRR Administrative Office Specialist

804-371-2134

 David Sharp Jr

Rehab Engineer

804-524-4408

 Danny Thomas

Rehab Tech

804-524-4408

 Dameien Harris Registered Dental Hygienist 804-786-0580

Please click here to view the OIH Flowchart  

The Health Support Network (HSN) is a state-based infrastructure to ensure appropriate quality supports toward barrier-free, community integrated healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The HSN exists to provide person-centered services to meet the needs for those who choose to access its providers, and proactively seeks to ensure that former residents of Training Centers, large Intermediate Care Facilities and Nursing Facilities (NFs) with medical issues receive the right health services, at the right time, by the right providers.

Please click below to view the HSN programs and Long-Term Care programs initiated through the Office of Integrated Health. 

 

Health Support Network (HSN)

What is the HSN?

HSN stands for Health Support Network. This idea is new and is the culmination of extensive research, deliberation, and strategizing with statewide stakeholders (individuals, families, advocates, community-based organizations, and state-based agencies) in an effort to support the healthcare needs of individuals moving from institutions to their preferred community. It will also serve as a resource for information related to healthcare, wellness, healthcare providers, and health related services within the state. The HSN will replace the Regional Community Support Centers in both name and function. 

 

 


The purpose of this section is to provide individuals, families, and direct service providers ongoing health information in language that specifically lacks medical jargon. Every effort is made to be accurate, helpful and current. None of the information is a substitute for seeking appropriate medical care. The goal is to provide a mix of information in a variety of formats around medical issues and just as important, the preventative needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you have suggestions for this page, please contact us by email with your ideas. Every effort will be made to address them in a timely fashion. 

**Supplemental Education**

The information below is specific to health prevention and education specifically targeted to non-medical professionals.

Seasonal Alerts:

Supplemental Education:

 

**Health Curriculums**

Below is a curriculum developed by the Office of Integrated Health along with the accompanying PowerPoint. Accompanying activities and documentation to follow.

 

**Health and Safety Alerts**

Since November 2016, we have been revising and updating the health and safety alerts to include professional reliable websites to each alert. Below you will find the updated health alerts. Archived alerts can be found under the OIH historical tab.

          

 

 

 **Health Risks**

Listed below are five common, yet serious conditions that individuals with IDD may be faced with. Educational sheets have been provided on these conditions to inform you of the risk(s) and to offer recommendations for care plans you may initiate.

Aspiration: critical riskhigh riskmoderate risklow risk

Bowel Obstruction: critical riskhigh riskmoderate risklow risk

Dehydration: critical risk; high risk; moderate risk; low risk

GERD: critical risk; high risk; moderate risk; low risk

Seizures: Critical riskhigh risk; moderate risklow risk

 

**Statewide Dentists**

This is a link to a PDF of the statewide list of dentists sorted by city. (Source: Virginia Department of Health)

 

Statewide Health Support Programs

HIRAM W. DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER

 

Type

Medical Center

Phone Number

804-524-7420

Mailing Address

PO Box 4030

Petersburg, VA 23803-0030

Street Address

Albermarle and 7th Streets

Petersburg, VA 23803-0030

Facility Director

Brenda Buenvenida
(804) 524-7112

Director: Office of Integrated Health

Dr. Dawn M. Adams, DNP, ANP-BC, CHC
(804) 786-1203

 

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PASRR Office Contact Information

John Drew Clay - Administrative Office Specialist

E-mail: john.clay@dbhds.virginia.gov 

(804) 371-2134 OFFICE 

(804) 786-1836 FAX

 

Health Support Network (HSN)

What is the HSN?

HSN stands for Health Support Network. This idea is new and is the culmination of extensive research, deliberation, and strategizing with statewide stakeholders (individuals, families, advocates, community-based organizations, and state-based agencies) in an effort to support the healthcare needs of individuals moving from institutions to their preferred community. It will also serve as a resource for information related to healthcare, wellness, healthcare providers, and health related services within the state. The HSN will replace the Regional Community Support Centers in both name and function. 

Related Reports

From May through July the department reviewed the recommendations of the HSN stakeholder groups, interviewed various individuals, agencies and advocates, and performed an extensive literature review to revise the HSN initial plan. In August this overarching concept draft was posted for public comment.

An overview of the HSN was presented at the stakeholder’s meeting on August 13, 2014 Susan Rudolph with the ARC of Greater Prince William/Insight presented a response to the plan.

Public comments were received over several weeks. All comments were greatly appreciated, valued and considered. 

The final draft for the overarching concept paper has been finalized and is available for review by clicking the following link.



Since the publication of the HSN draft for public comment, the Statewide Health Provider Survey data was collected and assimilated. The survey remains open to allow for maximal participation. A summary of findings through September is laid out in PowerPoint format and saved as a PDF.

Next Steps:

  • Develop specific long and short-term measurable goals to operationalize the plan.

  • Post these specific measurable short and long-term with a projected timeline.

  • Begin region specific community based nursing meetings.

  • Develop and implement Dentist specific survey to assess openness to preventative and basic dental proposal.
  • Hire registered nurses working from the Central Office within individual regions.



HSN Status Update June 2015   Click Here


Nursing Facilities and Large Intermediate Care Facilities(NF/Large ICF-IID)
From May through July the department reviewed the recommendations of the NF/Large ICF-IID stakeholder groups, interviewed various individuals, agencies and advocates, and performed an extensive literature review to revise the NF/Large ICF-IID initial plan. In late August this overarching concept draft was posted for public comment.

Public comments to the concept draft were received over approximately one month. All comments were greatly appreciated, valued and considered.

Archived Health Safety and Quality Alerts

Letter to physicians treating persons with intellectual disabilities

Constipation

Dysphagia - Aspiration

Hazards of Holiday Plants

Information about how to prevent unexpected deaths

Letter to providers-families-providing support 2013

Peanut Butter Safety

Psychotropic Medications Sedation and Constipation

Travel or other significant changes of schedule