Behavioral health seeks to promote well-being and prevent or intervene in mental illness or substance abuse. As such, integrating behavioral health and primary care makes enormous sense and is critical to achieving positive health outcomes. It is estimated that one in five adult New Yorkers suffer from a mental health disorder. Many go unidentified and untreated; and – even if they are diagnosed -- many patients, or community-based organization clients, referred to behavioral services are reluctant to pursue them. Likewise, patients receiving care in behavioral health settings often have serious, unaddressed physical ailments, yet have no established relationship with primary care providers.
Please join us and the Health Working Group for a brown bag lunch, led by three speakers with tremendous expertise on integrative models, to discuss how to improve integration of behavioral health with primary care and community-based organizations. Our discussion will focus on how to best meet and serve people where they have established relationships and are already receiving services, and to improve the integration between historical silos, in the interest of the people they all serve and seek to improve overall health.
- Programs and models that (a) improve integration of behavioral health screenings, treatment, and management for small primary care practices, (b) co-locate primary and behavioral health services in community health hubs, and (c) implement Connections to Care programs to increase community based organizations’ capacity to connect clients with needed behavioral health care.
- Challenges in capacity building for health and behavioral health providers and community- based organizations.
- Opportunities for additional program development.
- Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Henry Chung, MD, Senior Medical Director, Behavioral Health Integration Strategy, Montefiore Care Management Organization
- Jeanie Tse, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Institute for Community Living
- Greg Burke, Director of Innovation Strategy, United Hospital Fund
All interested funders.
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Check-in
12:00 - 2:00 PM Program
Registration is required by November 6.
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