Using the case study of a client with chronic disease and a behavioral health diagnosis, Tracy Tinker will provide chronic disease information for behavioral health providers.  She will describe the intersection of chronic disease and behavioral health as well as the bidirectional impact of chronic disease on behavioral health and behavioral health impacts on chronic disease management.  She will  review issues such as different languages used by multidisciplinary providers/misaligned objectives and potential barriers to integration.  The latest statistics and guidelines related to Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemia are included. At the completion of this workshop participants will be able to list at least 2 potential barriers to integration, identify and utilize strategies to overcome identified barriers, and understand the intersection of behavioral health and chronic disease management.

Presenter: Tracy Tinker, RN, MSN, CDE, CNL 

Tracy Tinker is a Quality Assurance Nurse and Chronic Disease Coordinator at the Health Center for the Homeless in Manchester.

She has a Masters of Nursing and is a Certified Diabetes Educator with nine years’ experience. Tracy received her MSN from the University of New Hampshire and is licensed as a RN through the NH Board of Nursing. Additionally, she is a Certified Nurse Leader through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.