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Framing a Pathway for Integrating Behavioral and Clinical Health Care

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is working to identify policy options to accelerate the integration of clinical health and mental health services. Significant research shows that the integration of services improves health outcomes. Given the evolution of behavioral health services in our health care system, the pathway to integration will require careful navigation to assure that options considered recognize the unique roles of federal grant funding, and the role of safety-net providers to assure that vulnerable patients do not experience disruptions in service. 

Please join us August 16 as BPC hosts a panel discussion examining the promise and challenges of integrating behavioral health into the broader care system. The panel composed of national leaders in integrating care will examine the existing delivery structure, public and private program financing, practitioner challenges, accomplishments on the ground, and consumer priorities.

Remarks by:

Nella Domenici 
Senior Advisor, Bridgewater Associates

Ben Miller 
Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust

Panel discussion with:

John Auerbach 
President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health

Tom Betlach 
Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Dr. Jill Haak Bohnenkamp 
Assistant Professor, Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Patrick Gordon 
Vice President, Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Angela Kimball 
National Director, Advocacy and Public Policy, National Alliance on Mental Illness


Marilyn Serafini 
Patient Educator, Heart Valve Voice US
Health Policy Advisor, BPC

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