Behavioral health care has really evolved and is continuing to evolve. There's been just such rapid change in the world in the last two years, that there's an interest in innovating and leveraging technology to deliver more access to care. In today’s episode, Dr. Erin Elmore speaks with Alicia Kirley, MBA. Alicia is the Senior Director of the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. She oversees the delivery of training and technical assistance to advance the implementation of high-quality care for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. Together Erin and Alicia discuss creating a team-based network around the population of clients, planning around client care, challenges around integrated care, training and education, and measuring outcomes of success. At its basic level, integrated care is creating opportunities to advance health equity and to look at these models and approaches to create a sustainable and comprehensive system. Due to the pandemic, we have this great opportunity right now to look at how integrated care can start to address a lot of the complexities of our health system.
For more information about the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, please visit:https://www.thenationalcouncil.org
For more information about the Center for Excellence in Integrated Health Solutions, please visit:https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/program/ccbhc-e-national-training-and-technical-assistance-center/
For more information about the National Council’s Policy Priorities, please visit:https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/get-involved/be-an-advocate/policy-priorities/
For more information on Improvement and Consulting, please visit:https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/our-work/consulting-training/
For more information about Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), please visit:https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/our-work/ccbhc/