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.
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 […]
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 […]
By Lisa Tyndall, PhD, LMFT In moments when I am lamenting the dumpster fire 2020 has been, gratitude is often the furthest thing from my mind. And yet, in my more mindful moments, I truly believe gratitude offers the highest and best path forward. I have always enjoyed the power of words and one of […]
Many of our sites and partners were excited about the momentum of the NC Integrated Care Symposium created last year. While this year is a bit different, we want to welcome last year’s attendees and future attendees to what we have in store for this November! In the fall of 2019, the Center of Excellence […]
Friday, September 25th is recognized as “National Psychotherapy Day” in the United States. In healthcare, we have observed that some patients, clients, and providers seem to have an aversion to the idea of psychotherapy, probably due to the stigma associated with the term or related terms. As a team of therapists working to promote behavioral health integration and whole-person care, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care staff wanted to use today as an opportunity to promote a better understanding of psychotherapy.
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 […]
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.