TA Coalition Webinar: State Best Practices in Developing and Implementing Integrated Health Care

NASMHPD would like to present a webinar on integrated health in hopes to continue to provide assistance to states in working through challenges to better serve the wholistic health needs of consumers. Laura Galbreath (Director, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, National Council for Behavioral Health) will be providing information on state legislation and regulatory changes that facilitate the integration of primary care services for individuals with SMI served in community mental health and addiction providers. In addition, she will highlight recent efforts in states and provide insights and resources that others can use to foster increased dialogue and policy changes in their states.

Debbie Herrmann (Indiana FSSA/DMHA Deputy Director, DMHA Medicaid Initiatives) will provide information on Indiana's work to build an integrated health initiative. This includes developing a collaboration of Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) as part of the State Integration Team. Also, she will discuss how Indiana brought together stakeholders across the state to develop subcommittees to build cohesion among the different entities involved. She will also illustrate how Indiana identified provider types and agencies across the state, thus developing provider qualifications, and guiding principles and core requirements of services.