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.
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.
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. […]
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 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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
Mustard Seed Community Health Clinic’s mission is to provide high quality, holistic, integrated health care to those in need, in an environment that dignifies and empowers the whole person. The COE has worked alongside Mustard Seed the last 3 years to help further this mission. Natosha Knight, the on-site full-time behavioral health clinician, has worked […]