HHS Federal Partners Integrated Care Meeting

“State of the Art: Research, Models, Promising Practices and Sustaining Integrated Care”

Date: June 22 & 23, 2017
Day 1: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm EST; Day 2: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm EST


Presenting agencies:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Indian Health Service (IHS), National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Thursday, June 22, 2017



10:00 – 10:40 am Welcome, overview and purpose — SAMHSA, HRSA, Client Perspective

Kana Enomoto, M.S., Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA

George Sigounas, MS, Ph.D., Administrator, HRSA

Florence Fee, J.D., M.A., Co-Founder, No Health Without Mental Health

Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR), Client Perspective

10:40 – 12:00 pm State of the art research on integrated care models and promising practices – AHRQ, AHRQ Integration Academy

Arlene S. Bierman, M.D., M.S., Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ,

Jürgen Unutzer, MD, MA, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington.

Garrett E. Moran, Ph.D., Project Director, AHRQ Integration Academy

This session will provide a description of the core concepts of
integration, as well as research findings on the most prominent models
available on bidirectional primary care/behavioral health

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 1:15 pm Highlights of integrated care system serving veterans –VA

Andrew S. Pomerantz, MD., National Mental Health Director for Integrated Services, VA

1:15 – 4:15 pm Research supporting sustainability of integrated behavioral healthcare — NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH

Kristen Huntley, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator, NIDA

Dionne J. Jones, Ph.D., Acting Chief of the Services Research Branch in the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, NIDA

Frederick L. Altice, MD, MA., Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University

Lori J. Ducharme, Ph.D., Program Director in the Division of Treatment and Recovery Research, NIAAA

Stacy A. Sterling, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California   

Susan T. Azrin, Ph.D., Program Chief in the Division of Services and Intervention Research, NIMH

Bruce L. Rollman, MD, MPH, Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

This session will focus on recent findings from integrated care research
studies, priority areas for future research, and sustainability of
evidence-based integrated care models.

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Closing of Day 1

Friday, June 23, 2017



9:30 – 9:50 am Overview of Day 2 with brief summary of Day 1
9:50 – 11:00 am Discussion of activities that support sustainable integration of primary care in a behavioral health setting – SAMHSA

LCDR Joy Mobley, Psy.D. Project Officer, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA

Tenly Biggs, Public Health Advisor, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA

Nancy Paull, M.S., LADCI, Executive Director of Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, Fall River, MA  

Paula Beaulieu, M.S., CADCII, Program Director, Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, Fall River, MA  

Jason Knorr, MS LCPC, Integrated Systems Manager, Dupage County Health Department, IL

This session will highlight agency initiatives and lessons learned from the field on the provision of primary care services in behavioral health settings.

11:00 – 12:10 pm Federal investments supporting sustainable integration of behavioral health services into primary care settings – HRSA

Alexander Ross, Sc.D. Senior Behavioral Health Advisor, Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation, HRSA

Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH., Chief Medical Officer, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA

Brian Bragg, M.S., Vice President of Behavioral Health and Community Integration at Access Community Health Network, Chicago, IL 

Ann M. Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of CareSouth Carolina, Hartsville, SC

This session will highlight agency initiatives and lessons learned from the field on the provision of behavioral health services into primary care settings.

12:10 – 1:10 pm


1:10 – 1:40pm Presentation on technical assistance for bidirectional integration including available resources — SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Brie Reimann, MPA, Director, SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

1:40 – 2:40 pm Culturally responsive activities that support sustainable integrated care among Native Americans/Alaskan Natives and Indian Country — IHS

Miranda Carman, MSW, LCSW, Mental Health Program Lead, IHS

Gabriel Longhi, Psy.D., Director of Behavioral Health, Albuquerque Service Unit, IHS

Nurit Harari, MD, MHS, Chief of Primary Care, Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility, IHS.

This session will focus on the lessons learned from the field on the provision of integrated care for Native Americans/Alaskan Natives. Practical steps, policy issues, and other pertinent information on sustaining integration will be discussed.

2:40 – 3:30 pm Role of health information technology in integrated care – building sustainable systems — ONC

Alex Kontur, Public Health Analyst ONC

Andrea Jackson, Public Health Analyst, ONC

The session will describe the role of health information technology in enabling integration. The session will also highlight examples from the field on incorporating behavioral health data into Health Information Exchanges and identify available resources that address infrastructure needed to support integration.

3:30 – 4:50 pm Innovative activities that support sustainable integrated care from a financing perspective: promising practices that incentivize and facilitate the delivery of integrated care — CMS including CMMI, Medicaid

Vetisha L. McClair, Ph.D., Research Analyst, Division of Special Populations Research, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, CMS

CDR Donelle D. McKenna, Ph.D., Healthcare Administrator, Patient Care Models Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, CMS

Henry Chung, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Montefiore Care Management Organization

David Shillcutt, J.D., Health Insurance Specialist, Division of Managed Care Plans, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Medicaid, CMS

Steven Tunney, RN, MSN, New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services

This session will include presentations on the lessons learned regarding financing and administration of integrated care by States; the session will also include a description of demonstration projects illustrating a range of approaches to financing integrated care.

4:50 – 5:00 pm

Closing Day 2

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