What is the Integrated Care Leadership Program?
The SHLI/MSM Division of Behavioral Health developed an innovative program to provide clinical and administrative health care professionals with the knowledge and training needed to successfully develop integrated care practices. On January 2016, the program launched with an initial cohort of 11 clinical sites in Georgia, Missouri, New York, Michigan and California.
Selected clinical sites will:
Participate in structured monthly leadership and capacity building activities.
Be eligible for high impact mini-grants with technical assistance.
Receive mentorship and coaching from established integrated practices and experts.
The program also consist of a self-paced online training curriculum and informative webinars designed to catalyze integrated practice change and quality improvement for program participants as well as a wider audience.
What are the Benefits of Integrated Care?
Practices that effectively integrate behavioral health services and primary care have been shown to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for healthcare consumers. Additional benefits include: enhanced team performance, reduced mental health stigma, improved satisfaction, and health system cost savings.
How Could this Benefit My Practice?
- Cultivate Transformative Leadership: Participants who complete the program will enhance their leadership skills and competence to promote system transformation towards integrated practice
- Facilitated Mentorship: Established integrated practices and expert program staff will provide regular support and mentorship to participants
- Support Quality Improvement: Participants will learn ways to strengthen existing performance and quality improvement efforts by addressing unmet behavioral health needs in primary care settings
- Enable Sustainable Change: Participants will learn strategies to ensure sustainability of successful practice change efforts by implementing best practices and effectively engaging stakeholders
Is This Program Funded?
Yes. Sponsored by a generous grant from Kaiser – this year only – this is a fully-funded, competitive opportunity for 20 sites chosen, and will include an online, fully-funded option that is a limited time for eligible applicants.