Meet one of your #TCOM2018 Presenters!

Featured in this post: Nate Lubold

nate27s-pix-e1537284956428.jpgNathan Lubold is the Director of Solution Implementation at Advanced Metrics. In recent years, Nate has focused his career on the science of implementation and training in behavioral health. After completing his Master’s degree in 2004, Nate spent the next decade in behavioral health developing skills as both a clincian and administrator. The rich experience of working in a large behavioral health organization motivated Nate to want to help others succeed in the often overwhelming process of system change.


Today, Nate specializes in helping behavioral health systems with the process of implementing science to service through a variety of outcomes based software tools. He is a certified Trained-Trainer for the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths tool. In addition, he is a nationally certified trainer in Mental Health First Aid for both youth and adults and has most recently begun training organizational leaders in Social Entrepreneurship skill development. e:

Q: What does Person-Centered Care mean to you?

NL: When I think of person-centered care I see a way of thinking and doing things that sees everyone, particularly the person needing care, as equal partners in the planning, development and delivery of care. Person-centered care focuses on incorporating the individual’s opinions, beliefs, values, and social circumstances. The importance of shared decision making becomes paramount in person-centered care.

Q. Why should individuals attend this year’s conference/your presentation?

NL: At Advanced Metrics, we have an amazing story to tell. I’ve been fortunate to partner with some wonderful systems working to improve the quality of life for those needing behavioral health services. This year I have the pleasure of presenting with Ms. Lizzie Minton. Ms. Minton is not only the clinical consultant with Kentucky but she has been the projects champion among the provider community. We worked in tandem on an innovative approach to the use of technology to increase communication and collaboration between treatment providers and the state agencies. Our presentation will walk the participant though the stages of implementation from the initial idea all the way through the roll out of a sustainable and valuable resource to the provider community. The CANS is at the heart of the data collection effort and the outcomes are already clinically and statistically significant

Q: What drew you to attend this year?

NL: My desire to attend the TCOM conference has always been based on belief that connecting and collaborating with like-minded people from around the country can only result in better systems, better implementations and ultimately better outcomes. I am excited about the opportunity to see how others in the field are approaching the idea of person-centered treatment.  At the macro level, there seems to be consensus about the need for a person-centered approach. It has been discussed for years. At the micro level, it requires a systemic change in many ways. I’m grateful this year’s TCOM conference has dedicated attention to this important area of service delivery.

Q: Why did you choose to present on this specific topic?

NL: When one looks at the landscape of human services, you find a lot of great people doing impactful work to help improve the lives of children and their families. However, I also see many of these people working in silos because of a variety of barriers that keep them from delivering services is a collaborative, patient-centered way. My experience in Kentucky as well as in other regions of the country show that it is possible to have meaningful collaboration between a state agency and the provider community in a meaningful person-centered approach. And with that collaboration you can positively impact not only the system but the lives of the children and families you are serving.

Connect with Nate!

Attend his presentation at the 14th Annual TCOM Conference on Thursday, 10/4/2018 at 2:50pm.

Using Creativity, Innovation, and Collaboration to Improve Out-of-Home-Care in Kentucky

The Kentucky CANS has been implemented among all behavioral health providers across the state. Kentucky has created a workflow that allows state social workers to see CANS scores and treatment recommendations in real-time. Kentucky’s Department for Community Based Services now has access to a wealth of data from the time a child enters out-of-home-care until they achieve permanency. Through Kentucky’s implementation of standardized screening and assessment, child welfare workers are now able to make more informed placement decisions, increase collaboration with community partners, and use the data in meaningful ways. In this presentation, the presenters will share the methods used for requirement gathering, implementation, collaboration and how data is being used on a large scale to influence person-centered care for children and their families.

A special thanks to our sponsors this year and other individual donors!

The Praed Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Casey Family Programs, eINSIGHT (eCenter Research), Seneca Family of Agencies, Centene Corporation, Okay to Say (Meadows MHPI), Magellan HealthcareCommunity Data Roundtable, California Alliance of Children and Family Services TenEleven Group, Objective Arts

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