The Learning Collaborative

The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI/MSM) offers an innovative program designed to build capacity within clinical sites to successfully develop integrated care practices. The program has been demonstrated to advance readiness for integrated care among established and emerging integrated care sites by providing education, implementation supports, along with structured coaching & feedback. The program consists of an online training curriculum, monthly webinars, technical assistance and coaching calls designed to catalyze integrated practice change and quality improvement. Participants in the online program gain access to web-based resources, can network with other sites, and receive mentorship through a virtual “Community of Practice” that includes integrated care experts and established practices. In addition, ICLP sites are eligible to compete for high impact innovation awards with technical assistance for implementation of quality improvement projects.

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Participants in the 2017 Learning Collaborative have been selected. Applications for the 2018 Learning Collaborative will be available in early 2018.

Download Request for Applications (Available in 2018)
Apply to the 2018 6-month Collaborative (Available in 2018)

Complete a Readiness Survey

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines integrated care as “the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare. Integrating mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs.”

What is the Integrated Care Leadership Program (ICLP)?
The Division of Behavioral Health in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI/MSM) developed an innovative program to provide clinical and administrative health care professionals with the knowledge and training needed to successfully develop integrated care practices. For more information, download the ICLP Fact Sheet.

Yes.  The ICLP is sponsored by a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit.

The 2017 Integrated Care Leadership Program application period is now closed. Check our website periodically for more information.

Yes. Click here to access the Readiness Survey. It is recommended that a minimum of three members of your practice take the Readiness Survey.

The ICLP can help enhance your practice in the following ways:

  • 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

To successfully complete the ICLP, participating sites will:

  • Complete the online curriculum, Transformative Leadership in Integrated Practice
  • Participate in monthly small-group coaching calls and quarterly all-sites coaching calls with the ICLP leadership team
  • Submit monthly progress reports and quarterly evaluation data
  • Attend monthly webinars with national experts


Module 1: Transformative Leadership Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 key qualities and attributes of effective leadership
  • Assess their key strengths and areas for growth
  • Apply the SWITCH model and analysis tools to facilitate organizational change
  • Discuss key characteristics of effective teams
  • Develop an effective plan for engaging key stakeholders
  • Communicate key components of integration initiative (e.g.: mission, practice model, expected outcomes and vision) to garner buy-in and commitment from stakeholders needed to get the job done.
  • Determine the potential impact of cultural factors on leadership


  1. Leadership & Transformation (What makes a great leader?)
    • Effective leadership: Qualities & Attributes
    • Identifying personal strengths/gaps
    • Organizational readiness for change
    • SWITCH model for change
    • Application of analysis tool
  2. High-performing Multi-Disciplinary Teams
    • What makes an effective team?
    • Hiring the right people
    • Leading & building effective teams
  3. Working Effectively with Stakeholders
    1. Identifying & analyzing stakeholders
    2. Understanding stakeholders
    3. Developing an effective plan for engagement
    4. Leadership communication for change & commitment


Module 2: Essentials for Practice Change and Improvement Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Compare the goals of integration as described by the Triple Aim to the current reality in your organization and decide what steps are needed to move your organization towards providing integrated care.
  • Implement the use of free, evidence-based screening tools for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse in your practice setting.


  1. The fundamentals of integration
  2. Screening and algorithms
  3. Implementing integration
  4. Special considerations in pediatric populations


Module 3: Sustainability Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Use the SAMSHA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions’ (CIHS) Levels of Integrated Care Framework to identify the current and desired levels of integration at your facility.
  • Identify the strategies and actions needed to achieve and sustain the desired level of integrated care in your facility. This could be a good discussion question instead of objective. 3. Identify and categorize (e.g. hired, contracted, partnership) the providers needed within the model of integrated care in your facility.
  • Determine how the services provided at your facility are reimbursed through revenue cycle management, coding, and documentation.
  • Discuss the impacts of provider and patient flow practices on the sustainability of the three major levels of integrated care.


The ICLP hosts monthly webinars with national experts guiding participating practices on developing and enhancing their integrated care practices.  Webinars are free and open to the public.

2017 Webinars

May 15: Models of Integrated Care, Mr. Joel Hornberger, Cherokee Health Systems

June 19: Hiring Behavioral Health Providers, Dr. Jennifer Keith, WellPath Partners

July 17: Integrated Care for Child and Adolescent Populations, Dr. Sarah Vinson, Morehouse School of Medicine

August 16: Cultural Competency in Integrated Care, Dr. Teresa Chapa, California School of Professional Psychology

September 11: Accreditation 101, Dr. Nzinga Harrison, Anka Behavioral Health Inc.

October 16: Health Policy and Integrated Care, Ms. Megan Douglas, Morehouse School of Medicine

Register for a Webinar


Technical Assistance & Coaching

All ICLP participating sites meet regularly by phone with the ICLP leadership team.  This is an opportunity for sites to report on any issues, questions, concerns, and successes they have experienced during the ICLP.  The ICLP leadership will highlight observations and provide feedback based on sites’ submitted reports.  ICLP practices will use this knowledge exchange between the participating sites and the leadership team to advance practice change based on their site-specific data and feedback.  Small groups meet monthly, and quarterly calls bring all sites together.  Calls last approximately one hour.


Site Visits

ICLP participating practices will have the opportunity for the ICLP leadership team to visit their site.  The purpose of the site visit is for the clinical and administrative staff to meet with the ICLP leadership team for individualized feedback and intensive technical assistance.  The ICLP leadership team will gain a better understanding of each organization via a facility tour that highlights the feel of the clinic and environmental assets and barriers that enhance or reduce the patient experience.  The ICLP leadership team will offer personalized feedback regarding site’s engagement at that point in the program, and identify any potential barriers to successful program completion and ultimately successful integration of behavioral health and primary care services at the site.  The clinical and administrative team will offer feedback and address any questions or concerns regarding their experience in the program to date.


Innovation Awards

The Integrated Care Leadership Program (ICLP) supports the successful integration of behavioral health and primary care services at participating sites by awarding up to five (5) innovation grants intended to support projects aimed at jumpstarting systems change towards the achievement of integrated care. These grants will provide $5,000 for one (1) year of funding and may be eligible for renewal based on favorable progress on identified project goals and availability of funding.

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Participating Sites

2017 [Read More]

  • Brenner Children’s Hospital/Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Emory University Grady Primary Care Center
  • Greenville Health Systems
  • Henry J. Austin Health Center
  • Highland Rivers Health
  • KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky, Inc.
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Texas Children’s Hospital / Texas Children’s Pediatrics


2016 [Read More]

  • Grady Primary Care Clinic Yellow Pod – MSM
  • Mercy Care
  • Milton Brown and Associates, Inc. DBA Eastchester Family Services
  • Whitefoord, Inc.
  • PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Southeast Michigan
  • Careview Medical Group
  • Morehouse Healthcare
  • Grady Health System – Asa G Yancey Health Center
  • The Institute for Family Health
  • East Central Missouri Community Health (Arthur Center)

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