Knowledge Center

For over a decade, the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation’s Center of Excellence for Integrated Care (COE) has been assisting healthcare clinics and systems in providing whole person care.

Our philosophy is simple: build buy-in across the organization and flexibly use evidence-based approaches to fit local needs. We recognize that clinics are not equally resourced and are prepared to take the core elements of evidence-based models and interventions and match them to the needs of your clinic. 

Photo of a Smiling Doctor Using His Stethoscope to Check a Child Patient

Ultimately, our goal is to help clinics and providers improve the mental and physical health of primary care patients and clients of mental health homes. We work with a variety of sites and programs such as primary care offices, clinics and hospitals, community collaboratives, school-based health centers, substance use facilities, mental health clinics and local government organizations.

Events

Events

Blog

Bringing it to Life

While the month of May flew by, the idea of mental health awareness, is here to stay. Now more than ever, Americans are talking about their mental health in a way that is forcing the conversation around the unnecessary stigma of seeking support. No longer in the shadows of healthcare, mental health is slowly gaining […]

Passing it on

*For the month of May, honoring Mental Health Awareness, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care, a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation, will host a series of blogs following Alex. These weekly journal entries from Alex begin in 2032 when Alex is 18 years old. Over the month Alex will reflect […]

Rooted in Community

*For the month of May, honoring Mental Health Awareness, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care, a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation, will host a series of blogs following Alex. These weekly journal entries from Alex begin in 2032 when Alex is 18 years old. Over the month Alex will reflect […]

Planting Seeds for Healthy Relationships

*For the month of May, honoring Mental Health Awareness, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care, a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation, will host a series of blogs following the perspective of an individual who is found in the future but who was a child. We invite you to meet Alex, […]

Mental Health Awareness: Meet Alex

*For the month of May, honoring Mental Health Awareness, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care, a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation, will host a series of blogs following the perspective of an individual who is emerging into adulthood and received preventative mental health services as a child. We invite you […]

From the Frontlines: Pandemic Suicide Awareness

From the frontlines: Thoughts from a therapist on Suicide Prevention Awareness Month during a pandemic by Dr. Rebecca Levy, LMFTA September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  In the past year and a half, we have experienced a great deal of tragedy, especially when considering the impact of this pandemic on mental health. Prior to the […]

Press Release – July 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJULY 30, 2021 The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation Secures Funding to Improve and Advocate for Behavioral Health Needs of North Carolina’s Children and Adolescents The new program, funded by The Duke Endowment, will be led by FHLI’s Center for Excellence for Integrated Care team CARY— The Center of Excellence for Integrated […]

Oral and Behavioral Health Integration

Jamie: My background has always been in integrated care. From training through licensing, I lived, ate, and breathed integrated care! Coming from a rural community with limited healthcare services, behavioral health and physical health existing in the same space has always just made sense to me. But after a few years of my focus being […]

So, You’re Thinking of Trying Therapy…

Seven helpful tips from a therapist (who has been to therapy herself!) on navigating the decision to start the therapy journey. by Sara Herrity, MS, LMFT If the last 15 months have taught us anything, it is that: Social media is the best and worst thing ever (hello Tiktok dances, but also political debates) Banana […]

Systemic Change to Build Post-Pandemic Resilience in North Carolina Children, Adolescents, and Families

Children are amazing and resilient. Yes, children and adolescents can often handle more than we care to realize. However, 2020 and the beginnings of 2021 have been more than any of us could have ever imagined. Even the leaders running the world had no idea how much, how long, and how impactful the events of […]

The mission of the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care is to aid in the clinical, operational and financial transformation of healthcare systems to provide whole person care for all.