Making Together Work: Policy Solutions for Integrating Care - August 13, 2015, Kick-Off Event

Held in collaboration with the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, this kick-off event brought together over 100 people representing providers, payers, funders, universities, public officials, and other stakeholders.  Attendees heard from a panel of experts about the issues of financing integrated health care and preparing providers for integrated health care.

Click the link to view the live recorded session:

PowerPoint presentation introducing the IHC systems-change initiative


Resources mentioned during the panel discussion:

Organizational Assessment Toolkit for Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integration (OATI)

A Guidebook of Professional Practices for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Observations from Exemplary Sites (from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care)

Institute of Medicine Report - Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs


Physical Health/Behavioral Health Integration (PHBHI) Networking Group mentioned during the panel discussion:

The Physical Health/Behavioral Health Integration (PHBHI) Networking Group, coordinated by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI), provides an opportunity for individuals across the state with interest and/or expertise in the integration of primary and behavioral health care services to connect, network and share ideas with other professionals in the PHBHI field. If you are interested in participating in PHBHI Networking Group calls, please contact Kendal Tolle at for more information.