Behavioral Health Consultant
Jackson Care Connect/Care Oregon/Synergy Health Consulting
BIO: Laura Heesacker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working as a behavioral health clinician in primary caare. Her spcialty is in the area of persistent pain, complex opioid dependency, and Opioid Use Disorder. Laura currently works in Health Care Transformation as a Behavioral Health Innovation Specialist with Jackson Care Connect/Care Oregon in Southern Oregon and as the Clinical Innovations Director with Synergy Health Consulting. Laura specializes in supporting health systems in finding the delicate balance of providing compassionate care and establishing boundaries that enable safe and effective treatment of persistent pain, substance use disorder/opioid use disorders and safe opioid prescribing . Laura has presented at numerous local, state and national summits and pain conferences. Laura is best known for her work in the area of "Compassion Based Difficult Conversations" and has lead numerous workshops on this topic. Laura also serves as a co-facilitator of clinical webinars as part of the CDC’s Opioid QI Collaborative supporting several health care systems across the country.
Wednesday, April 24
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM