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The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Innovative Strategies for Integrated Care

For the past two years, Health & Medicine’s Behavioral Health-Primary Care Integration Learning Collaborative—an interdisciplinary group of  community behavioral health agencies, primary care providers, and people in recovery—have been working together to identify and adopt innovative strategies for behavioral health-primary care integration in Illinois.

On June 21st we will gather to share lessons learned from this work about on-the-ground strategies to improve behavioral health services and address policy barriers to optimal integration models.

We invite you to join a diverse group of providers, advocates, policy makers, and people with lived experience to explore how the Learning Collaborative’s work can help advance state-wide reforms to improve the mental health system.

Members of the Learning Collaborative will lead a dialogue with invited participants from the House Mental Health Committee, officials from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Human Services, and recovery and empowerment advocates from Next Steps, Gift of Voice, DBSA, and Access Living.

Date and Time: June 21, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Registration: $15 • Fee Waivers Available on request
Location: Loyola University Regents Hall (111 E. Pearson)

On building and operating financial sustainable integrated models:
Sheila O’Neill, Vice President, Primary and Mental Health Care Integration
Debbie Pavick, Chief Clinical Officer, Thresholds
John Mayes, CEO, Trilogy

On improving hospital transitional care and data exchange:
Matt Hammoudeh, Consultant to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Mary Talen, Director, Primary Care Behavioral Health Education, Northwestern Family Medicine Residency Program at Erie Family Health Center

On the Learning Collaborative background and process:
Marvin Lindsey, CEO, Community Behavioral Healthcare Association

Additional Event Information

  • We do not want cost to be a barrier for any participants. Fee waivers are available upon request; simply email or call (312) 372-4292
  • Contact Health & Medicine at 312-372-4292 or with any requests for sign language interpretation, accessibility concerns, and any other questions regarding this forum.

Support for this event is provided by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Illinois and the Chicago Community Trust.

Thank you to our co-sponsors Loyola University’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy and the Civitas ChildLaw Center.