Collaborative family healthcare association's19th Annual Conference, October 19-21, 2017 Houston, TX

To Integration & Beyond

"The Premiere, Longest Running Conference for the Integration of  Mental Health and Medicine"

Creating solutions for a connected, sustainable future

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A Conference For All Members Of The Care Team

Connect, Refresh, Learn From The Best!

CFHA's annual conference is renown as the premiere annual meeting place for medical providers, behavioral health professionals, foundations, payers and other health care professionals to meet and share the latest innovations in the integration of behavioral/mental health and medicine. Our participants work in primary care, specialty medical settings, hospitals and mental health centers. Our presenters are our renown expert members who bring a practical and passionate, real-world perspective.


Parinda Khatri, Cherokee Health Systems

"It has been over a decade since [my first] meeting, and I have not missed a single CFHA conference since.  People ask me why I am part of CFHA and I tell them this: I am a better clinician because of CFHA.  I am a better teacher because of CFHA. I am a better administrator because of CFHA. I have lifelong friends because of CFHA."

Rick Ybarra, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

"Whether you are a graduate student, early career professional, seasoned professional, or “I really want to learn a more about this integration thing…,” the annual conference will not only meet but exceed your expectations and increase your professional skills and competencies in integration."

David Haralson, Eastern Carolina University

"I attended CFHA for the first time last year, and I loved it! I was able to learn from the leading experts in the fields of integrated care and family-centered care and to discuss internship opportunities with many of them. It was awesome to see so many different healthcare professionals coming together to learn from each other. I can't wait to do it again this year!"

Monica Harrison, Center of Excellence for Integrated Care

“As a first-time attendee, I was amazed at the number of clinicians and researchers across multiple disciplines in attendance.  It was a rewarding experience that gave me an opportunity to make some individual connections and exchange integrated care adventures."

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No Other Conference Has The Array of Experts CFHA Has!

A Laboratory of Ideas & Friendly People To Share Them With

The #1 Comment About CFHAs Annual Conference

"We love how easy it is to mingle with the experts in the field!" People love CFHA because our conference has a family feel with people sharing ideas and updates on their integration projects as well as starting new relationships each year. Our tracks are just one of many ways to connect.

Medical Providers

Behavioral Health

Health Admins

If you are a physician, PA, NP or other medical provider you may want to attend our sessions on chronic pain management, patient communication, EHR optimization, and more!

If you are a behavioral health provider you should plan on checking out our sessions on PCBH model outcomes, web-based SBIRT programs, integration into specialty populations and more!

If you geek out on financial sustainability, state-wide implementation stories, multi-site evaluation studies, quality measurement strategies and more, then you'll have plenty to choose from!

Practice     •      Programs     •     Policy     •     Partnerships     •     Research & Education

  • Continuing Education Information

    Continuing Education Credits will be available through Amedco and the American Academy of Family Practitioners. Conference registrants should check with their state boards for CE eligibility. Physicians: AAFP credit. Psychologists: This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and CFHA (Collaborative Family Healthcare Association).  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  18 hours. Social Workers: Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course may receive up to 18 hours clinical continuing education clock hours. Other Disciplines: Approval of CE credits often available by submitting materials to state boards.


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  • Take A Look At Our Content

    Sample Session Titles:

    • "Tale of 8 Cities Continued: Preliminary Results From Evaluating Integrated Behavioral Health"
    • "Helping Those Who Help Others: Building A Medical Resident Wellness Program"
    • "The Primary Care Behavioral Health Model: Engaging In Practice Based Research"
    • "CMS/CMMI Cooperative Agreement To Advance Integrated Care: Essential To Payment For Quality and Outcome"
    • "Preparing Physicians To Practice Integrated Behavioral Health: A Competency-Based Curriculum"
    • "Two Organizations Working As One: On The Ground Floor Of Behavioral Health Integration"
    • "A Model For Treatment of Depression and Anxiety In An Integrated OB/GYN Behavioral Health Medical Home"
    • "California's Inland Empire's Behavioral Health Integration and Complex Care Initiative: Field Notes on Process/ Outcomes"
    • Testing A Unique Clinical Pathway: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Chronic Pain In A Primary Care Setting"


    For Our Full Set of Concurrent Sessions Click Here.


  • Practical Workshops To Get Your Practice & Career Going Today

    Toolkit for PCBH in Pediatric Primary Care

    1. Discuss a broad range of best practices in pediatric integrated care.

    2. Build and utilize a toolkit of integrated pediatric care resources for immediate implementation in medical settings

    3. Identify common care pathways, brief interventions, and screening measures/assessment strategies for the most common issues in pediatric integrated care.

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    Your Dream Job: Achieving Organization and Resilience with our Professional Network (Early Career Professionals)

    1. Recognize signs and symptoms of burnout,

    2. Identify individual challenges in the workplace and strategies to decrease burnout

    3. Implement strategies and skills to achieve professional efficiency

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    Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Personal Resiliency in Medicine (For Behavioral Health Clinicians)

    1. Describe the contributors to and consequences of clinician burnout.

    2. Understand the concepts of mindfulness and self-compassion and how they relate to clinician well-being and burnout prevention.

    3. Participate in a variety of mindfulness and self-compassion exercises to enhance resiliency and reduce burnout.

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  • Reach Our Audience Through Sponsorship & Exhibits

    Attracting over 500 expected attendees, the goal of the 2017 Conference is to promote the continued development, implementation and evaluation of integrated health care while considering its evolution and future. With over 70 breakout sessions, three plenaries, and a variety of networking and mentoring opportunities, attendees will learn about the full continuum of integration.


    CFHA is seeking innovative healthcare leaders to partner as we advance integration and collaborative healthcare by providing a grant of support for this endeavor. Financial partners will be strategically positioned to enhance their organizational presence while helping to facilitate the dissemination of a nationally derived body of academic and policy work.


    Sponsorship levels include opportunities to have your logo prominently displayed along with complimentary registrations. Exhibitors have the opportunity to set up displays and engage attendees from varied disciplines.

  • Highlight: CFHA Has The Best Research & Program Evaluation Content In Integrated Care

    If you are looking to evaluate your integrated care efforts and want to learn from the best, CFHA has an array of presentations each year that provide practical skills in research and program evaluation. These sessions are highlighted here and are geared towards non-researchers as well as researchers interested in this newer field of interest.


    Check out the video below (hover over red dot) to learn more.


Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, TX

Located in downtown Houston the Royal Sonesta is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel with ample spaces for our meetings and the famous CFHA hallway conversations which go on forever! Relax, rejuvenate and restore your integrated care batteries in this plush venue! The hotel is in excellent condition having weathered Hurricane Harvey without flooding. We will have opportunities posted to support the Houston area during the visit soon! CFHA is proud to support the Houston area through our presence.


2222 West Loop South

Houston, TX 77027


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