Champions for Integrating Care


In 2009, PRHI created Champions for Integrating Care to facilitate rapid knowledge exchange about best practices for integrating care and to serve as a vehicle for participants to discuss their challenges with an interdisciplinary group of leaders. The network was chaired by Kenneth Thompson, MD and included a diverse group of leaders from around the country, including providers, funders, policy officials, researchers, project directors, and others who are interested or involved in integrating behavioral health services into primary care practices.


"Champions for Integrating Care" Webinars

Integrated Care Workforce – Workforce development for the integration of physical and behavioral healthcare

Benjamin Springgate, MD, MPH, Tulane University, RAND, and REACH NOLA
Jennifer Knaster Wasse, MA, MPH, Seattle & King County Public Health
Ken Thompson, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Psychiatric Leadership Council, and Recovery Innovations
July 13, 2011


Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka Model of Care – Behavioral Health Consultant Integration

Wendy Bradley, LPC, Clinical Supervisor of Primary Care at Southcentral Foundation
May 2, 2011


Billing and Reimbursement – Financing strategies for providing behavioral health services in primary care settings

Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH, Clinical Director of the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Hyong Un, MD, Chief Psychiatric Officer at Aetna Behavioral Health
Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-R, SAP, VP for Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs at the Institute for Family Health
March 14, 2011


TEAMcare – An intervention that targets depression and diabetes and/or heart disease

Wayne Katon, MD, Professor, Vice-Chair, and Director of the Division of Health Services and Psychiatric Epidemiology at the University of Washington Medical School
December 20, 2010


Integrated Care for Underserved Populations – Merging Delivery Systems and Blending Services

Dennis Freeman, PhD, CEO of Cherokee Health Systems
September 1, 2010


WIPHL – Universal Behavioral Screening and Intervention in Healthcare

Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH, Clinical Director of the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
July 8, 2010


Training Program for Integrated Primary Care

Alexander Blount, EdD, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Director of Behavioral Science at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
April 29, 2010


Translating Research into Practice – The Story of One Stream of Collaborative Care Research

Lisa Rubenstein, MD, MSPH, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Public Health at VA Greater Los Angeles and UCLA and Director of VA HSRD Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior
March 18, 2010


Allegheny County Maternal Depression Initiative – Bridging the Silos of Medicaid Managed Care

Donna Keyser, PhD, Management Scientist at RAND and Associate Director at RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute
February 17, 2010


SBIRT Training and Implementation in Primary Care

Carolyn Swenson, MSPH, RN, Guidelines Project Manager at Health TeamWorks (Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative)
December 16, 2009


Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap – The Implications of Health Reform

Victor Capoccia, PhD, Program Director for Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap at the Open Society Institute
November 18, 2009


DIAMOND – A Statewide, Collaborative Approach to Depression Care Management in Primary Care

Nancy Jaeckels, Vice President for Member Relations and Strategic Initiatives at the Institute for Clinical Symptoms Improvement
September 10, 2009