Blog

The Center of Excellence for Integrated Care blog will highlight areas of interest in integrated care and a variety of perspectives on the process of organizational change as it relates to integrated care.

Implementation in a Flash

This edition of the COE blog is co-authored by Julie Austen, PhD, and Lisa Tyndall, PhD, LMFT. Dr. Austen is an Implementation Specialist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Tyndall is a Senior Integration Specialist at the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care […]

Experiencing Integrated Care

Welcome to the Team In this story, Ricky Caliendo, LMHC, provides a narrative that describes the experience of integrated care from a patient’s perspective. The names of the patient and doctor are fictitious. “Another night of lost sleep,” I think to myself as the screeches of a toddler travel into my bedroom. There he is. […]

North Carolina Integrated Care Symposium 2019

In the fall of 2019, the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation’s Center of Excellence for Integrated Care, in partnership with Wake AHEC, hosted the North Carolina Integrated Care Symposium 2019: Inspire, Educate, and Connect.

COVID-19 Tests Integrated Care’s Resiliency

COVID-19 Tests Integrated Care’s Resiliency by Ricky Caliendo, LMHC The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed providers, patients, and organizations toward — and beyond — their limits of discomfort, with the potential to remain this way for the foreseeable future. The healthcare system braced itself as the COVID-19 pandemic shocked our nation. Moreover, the world of integrated […]

Maintaining Mental Health During a Pandemic

Maintaining Mental Health During a Pandemic by Brady Blackburn, MA COE was pleased to collaborate on this blog post with the North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC), one of our partner programs at the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, on a discussion of the intersection of mental health, the oral health care world, provider […]

Stress, or more?

Is stress common? Definitely. We all experience good stress, such as excitement, and then there is stress that challenges us. This is a normal part of life. Do mental health disorders exist? Of course.

Uncertainty in the time of COVID-19

Grace in Uncertain Times by Lisa Tyndall, PhD, LMFT In the midst of COVID-19, most mornings I wake up unsure of how the day will find me. I know what I am supposed to do, and how I am supposed to feel. The experts say I should slow down, take time to be grateful, some […]

Self Care

Practical self care for health professionals during the COVID-19 Crisis At the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care, the work we do allows us to collaborate and assist some of the most amazing healthcare professionals. Our appreciation for the work of these providers, clinicians, staff, and administrators grew exponentially with the onset of COVID-19 and […]

Stress and Coping during COVID-19

A Normal Reaction to an Abnormal Situation Unprecedented, uncertain, unparalleled… just a few of the words that have been used to describe the happenings surrounding the COVID-19 virus. Even those who never struggled with worry or anxiety before have likely felt a pang of concern over these recent events. At COE we recognize that people […]

Making the Transition to Teletherapy

Making the Transition to Teletherapy Teletherapy is a wonderful resource for both providers and patients. Prior to COVID-19 many clinicians were dabbling in the world of teletherapy; however, now a majority of clinicians and patients are being asked to jump feet first into this virtual experience. There are a myriad of resources on teletherapy, however, […]

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