- Kara Hill, MHA, Director of Integrated Health Care Initiative, Mental Health America of Greater Houston, Houston, TX
- Sineria Ordóñez, MS, Project Manager, Network of Behavioral Health Providers, Houston, TX
- Alejandra Posada, M.Ed., Chief Operating Officer, Mental Health America of Greater Houston, Houston, TX
Two complementary initiatives are advancing comprehensive care in Houston through integration of physical and behavioral health care as well as community coordination of care. Utilizing a collective impact approach, the Integrated Health Care Initiative promotes greater “depth”
- Describe a collective impact approach to build capacity for and address systemic barriers to sustainability of physical and behavioral health care integration.
- Describe a collaborative approach to creating a continuum of care that addresses social determinants/drivers of health.
- Identify at least three concrete strategies for promoting comprehensive care within participants’ own communities.
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