"Beginning the Conversation: Statewide Policy Summit on Advancing Bidirectional Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration"

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The conference "Beginning the Conversation: Statewide Policy Summit on Advancing Bidirectional Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration" is currently FULL and at CAPACITY.

On-site registrations cannot be accommodated.

This Summit will be broadcast LIVE via WEBCAST see "Related links" - LIVE WEBCAST INFORMATION and REGISTRATION for preliminary information.

Date/Time

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location

American Management Association (AMA) Executive Conference Center

An Invitation

The Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health (DMH) in collaboration with the Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Abuse (DASA), the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), and the Department of Public Health (IDPH) invite you to an important Statewide Summit aimed at advancing a discussion about local strategic planning on the integration of behavioral (mental health and substance abuse services) and primary health care services

The rapid changes under health care reform (Affordable Care Act - ACA) combined with the advent of national parity for mental health and addictive disorders, means that all health care providers - particularly behavioral health providers will be challenged to assume new ways of doing business. The integration of primary healthcare and behavioral health services - bi-directional service delivery - is a critical and emerging area of focus. Bi directional service delivery models are being promoted, enhanced and are considered the most promising mechanisms under consideration and development to initiate this change. This transformation is set to achieve better access to health care and health outcomes for people with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse.

To insure the greatest amount of interactive exchange, space for this program is limited to 150 participants.

This conference will demonstrate how to:

  • Better Integrate Primary and Behavioral Health Care
  • Prepare for Long-Term Health Care Reform
  • Promote Recovery
  • Transform the Way Illinois Delivers Healthcare

Key Objectives

  • To provide leaders of hospitals, FQHCs, RHCs and other physical health organizations with the benefits of integrating behavioral health services into their organizations;
  • To reinforce the need for integrated care delivery within the mental health and addictions provider community;
  • To jump start the discussion and strategic planning between medical and behavioral health providers into the active development of more partnerships across the State.
  • To foster the continual development of a comprehensive, integrated public mental health system of care;
  • To improve the appropriateness and effectiveness of clinical interventions to match the changing needs of clients;
  • To expand the knowledge required for effective statewide service system planning by exposure to current innovative projects and activities underway within the State.

Action Plan

The Statewide Policy Summit, Beginning the Conversation, will convene key participants from across the State to inform local, county and community providers from behavioral health and primary care organizations to hear from national and local expert faculty about:

  • emerging evidence based and best practice models and outcomes in integrated health care;
  • the concepts of person centered healthcare homes and accountable care organizations;
  • financing and payment reforms;
  • existing integrated models of care within Illinois.

Expected Outcome(s)

The Summit is expected to lead to a cross field discussion, identify key priorities and next steps and, potentiate networking for the local program development needed to further promote integration of primary care and behavioral health across Illinois.

Expected Participants

  • Administrative and Clinical leadership from primary healthcare providers
  • Administrative and Clinical leadership from behavioral healthcare providers
  • County health and behavioral health representatives
  • Consumers and family members
  • Key clinical and leadership staff from relevant State agencies
  • Key medical and clinical leadership from DMH and State operated hospitals
  • Behavioral health associations
  • Primary healthcare associations

Location Information

  • 8655 W Higgins
  • Chicago Illinois 60631
  • Higgins and Cumberland 1 block west on Higgins off I-90 (exit Cumberland)
  • Free parking
  • Quick access to downtown via CTA Blue line (Cumberland stop)
  • Directions and Maps to the Chicago Conference Center - AMA Executive Conference Centers

Registration

The conference "Beginning the Conversation: Statewide Policy Summit on Advancing Bidirectional Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration" is currently FULL and at CAPACITY.

On-site registrations cannot be accommodated.

This Summit will be broadcast LIVE via WEBCAST see "Related links" - LIVE WEBCAST INFORMATION and REGISTRATION for preliminary information.

Final Summit Agenda and Workbook

Watch for Updates to the Summit Agenda and Summit Meeting Materials that will be available online, see "Related Links" section to the right.

Key subject matter experts

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services CONFIRMED
  • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) CONFIRMED
  • National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare CONFIRMED
  • National primary care experts CONFIRMED
  • University researchers CONFIRMED