Calendar of Events - 2018

Most of our meetings in 2018 will be held at the Washington Athletic Club.  Registration opens at 7:15, with breakfast buffet, followed by our two hour educational topics. As topics are identified, we will post.  Dates currently set are:

February 1 - Washington Athletic Club

April 5 - Washington Athletic Club

June 7 - Delta Dental of Washington; 400 Fairview Ave, Seattle;  Registration 3:00; two-hour educational program and reception to follow.

September 20 - Washington Athletic Club

December 6 -Washington Athletic Club

Upcoming events

    • 15 Jan 2018
    • 31 Dec 2018

    EBPA 2018 Sponsorship

    For the first time in our history we are offering an opportunity to industry organizations to sponsor at our EBPA educational meetings.

    This decision was made as an alternative revenue source to combat increased cost for educational programs. 

    Our goal is to continue to hold our annual dues and meeting costs at affordable rates, while offering the quality programs our attendees have become accustom.

    If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

    • 05 Apr 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave., Seattle

    April 5, 2018

    Opioid Epidemic and Workplace Implications

    Dr. Mary Kay O'Neill, Partner, Mercer Health & Benefits

    The Impact of Opioid Misuse on Employers

    Washington State Resource

    Framework for Action - A Holistic Model

            Approaching the Problem - an Evolving Strategy

            Combating the Problem - a Holistic Model

            Prevention - Interdependent Vendor Stakeholders

            Prevention - The Role of Prescribers

            Prevention - Employee Education

            Employer Action -Questions for Carriers and PBM

            Early Detection - The Role Of Employers

            Treatment Approach - Opioid use disorder

            Treatment - Mitigation and Stabilization

            Supporting Return to Function – Value Proposition

    Recap and Considerations for Employers

            Case Studies


            Early Detection (screening and harm Mitigation)


    Mary Kay O’Neill, MD, MBA; Partner, Mercer Health & Benefits

    As Senior Clinical Advisor for Mercer Health & Benefits, Dr. O’Neill leverages her clinical strategy and operations experience to drive Mercer’s value-based care initiatives and provide strategic advice and health care data analysis for Mercer clients. She is part of the Total Health Management practice.

    Dr. O’Neill has more than 30 years of health care experience. Most recently, she was Chief Medical Director at Coordinated Care in Tacoma, WA, responsible for forming strategic partnerships with community organizations and network partners and developing benefit design and services. Prior to that, she was with Regence BlueShield from 2013 to 2014, CIGNA from 2007 to 2013, and the Washington State Health Care Authority from 2001 to 2007.

    Integrated Behavioral Health Care Approaches

    Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA; Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW

    Objectives will clearly and concisely communicate what an attendee is expected to know and/or do at the conclusion of an activity.

        Improving access to behavioral healthcare

        Achieving the triple aim of healthcare reform

        Integration of mental health and general medical service

        Define criteria or conditions under which learning is to be demonstrated

        Adding performance standards to learning objectives

    Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA; Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW

    Dr. Unützer is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher. His work focuses on innovative models that integrate mental health and general medical services and on translating research on evidence-based behavioral health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice. He has over 300 scientific publications and is the recipient of numerous federal and foundation grants and awards for his research to improve the health and mental health of populations through patient-centered integrated mental health services.

    Dr. Unützer is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He also holds adjunct appointments as Professor in the School of Public Health (Departments of Health Services and Global Health) and as Affiliate Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, WA.

    Dr. Unützer founded the AIMS Center (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions) ( and the IMPACT Program ( which support national and international dissemination of evidence-based collaborative care programs for depression and other common behavioral health problems in primary care and other general medical settings. Dr. Unützer has advanced training in psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, public policy and public health. He works with national and international organizations dedicated to improving behavioral health care for diverse populations and has served as Senior Scientific Advisor to the World Health Organization and as an advisor to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.

    Online registration deadline is April 3, 2018

    Register by phone until noon on April 3 at 206-623-8632.
    No refunds after April 3.
    Members must log in to get the member rate.

    Washington Athletic Club
    1325 6th Ave, Seattle 98101 • map
    Parking is available but not validated

    7:15-8:00 am Registration, Breakfast, WAOIC sign in
    8:00-8:50 am Program
    8:50-9:00 am Break
    9:00-9:50 am Program
    9:50-10:00 am Q&A, WAOIC sign out

    $65 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.
    $80 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.

    To qualify for WAOIC CE credits:
    You will need to show government-issued photo identification and signature.
    Your WAOIC number is required on the sign in / sign out form.

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