Introducing Dr. Vahid Saberi

Dr. Vahid Saberi: The long journey from concept & reality - experiences & lessons in rural NSW

The stepped care model provides a good mapping, planning and service and workforce review framework. The implementation of the model is predicated on having in place the various elements of care (steps) and the ability to connect these so clients can move through the system seamlessly to receive the care they need (right care), when they need it (right time). For this model to work the continuum of service delivery has to be robust; with easy access to the right workforce (clinicians) across the spectrum of care - from health literacy and self-help to response to sever and complex care needs. North Coast PHN has commenced the implementation of the stepped care model with the introduction of self-help and low intensity services and redesign of psychological services (healthy minds). Much has been learned through this process which is relevant to other rural areas and will be shared.

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Dr. Vahid Saberi is Chief Executive Officer; North Coast PHN, Adjunct Professor, School of Health and Human Science, Southern Cross University and Senior Research Fellow, Sydney University. Dr. Vahid Saberi joins us this November at the 2016 Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium.

Prior to his current role (since 2012), Vahid worked in NSW Health senior positions for 19 years.  Vahid has managed a wide range of services from acute specialist hospitals, to all aspects of primary and community health care. Vahid has a long career in Strategic Development, Planning and Population Health and Capital Infrastructure (building of hospitals, community health centers and other facilities). Vahid is extensively involved in research and his postgraduate qualifications include: Doctorate in Business Administration; Master of Business Administration; and Master of Public Health.

The 2016 Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium will be held at Mantra on Salt, Kingscliff, NSW from 2-4 November 2016. This year’s symposium again provides opportunities to learn, discuss, workshop and network with others who share a passion for rural and remote mental health.

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