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Ohio Health Home/Health Integration Technical Assistance Center

Ohio Health Home Integration Center

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the National Council for Behavioral Health are pleased to announce their continued collaboration to support learning and implementation needs for Ohio providers that are progressing toward Ohio Medicaid Health Home status.  The Ohio Training and Technical Assistance Center (OHIO-TTAC) is entering its second year with a new approach for offered services, which focuses on creation of two Learning Communities, briefly summarized below.

Health Home Learning Community – This learning community is most beneficial for organizations that are certified Health Homes or are pending application review/approval by the state. OhioMHAS expects mandatory participation of Phase 1 organizations in this initiative.  In addition, organizations that currently offer or plan to offer colocated primary and behavioral health services in the next six months will find the content and interaction within this group relevant to their needs.

Integrated Care Learning Community – This initiative recognizes that organizations are on a spectrum of implementation for integrated care services. The learning community is most beneficial to organizations that have initiated integrated care projects and have experience ranging from referral basis to plans for more fully integrated models.  Participation in this group does not assume intent or require plans for future application as a Health Home, although the hope is that technical assistance and guidance can support that goal.

 

To make a general request, email OHIO-TTAC@thenationalcouncil.org.

To request a Case-to-Care Training or Site Visit, please complete this request form.

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MEET THE EXPERTS:

Northwest Region

Kathleen Reynolds, MSW, ACSW
Vice President, Integrated Health and Wellness, National Council for Behavioral Health

Kathleen Reynolds has more than three decades of experience in integrated health, helping to bring together primary and behavioral health care services for vulnerable populations. She is a staunch advocate for addressing health disparities for persons with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. Reynolds was the executive director of the Washtenaw Community Health Organization, an integrated health system that includes a community mental health services program, a substance abuse coordinating agency, and primary healthcare capitation dollars for Medicaid and indigent consumers. Reynolds was on the executive committee for the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards and has worked on numerous task forces and committees that have shaped Michigan’s policy direction. She is the co-author of Raising the Bar: Moving Toward the Integration of Health Care, a provider guide to integration published by the National Council. Reynolds offers consulting services on bidirectional integration of services to primary and behavioral health organizations and has expertise in facilitating partnership discussions between senior managers, financing of integrated healthcare, and clinical models of integration.

Northeast Region

Joan Kenerson King, RN, MSN, CS
Senior Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

Joan Kenerson King has worked in behavioral health for more than 20 years and provided training and consultation on the development of recovery-oriented systems of care and practices and on integrated systems of care. She authored the paper, Bringing Together Physical and Behavioral Health Care: An Exploration of Current Practice and Future Directions in Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative. She was the lead local consultant on system change initiatives for the Department of Behavioral Health in Philadelphia. She has facilitated the establishment of a behavioral health court and a healthcare coordination project. She was the founder and then director of a psychiatric home care program at the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia and maintains a private therapy practice. At the National Council, King has led the development and dissemination of the Case-to-Care Manager trainings to nurture an integrated health workforce and consulted with behavioral health organizations across the country in their integration initiatives.

Southeast Region 

Jeff Capobianco, PhD
Senior Integration Healthcare Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

Jeff Capobianco has 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in healthcare, with extensive background in primary and behavioral healthcare integration, evidence-based practice implementation, use of learning organizations, and Lean Six Sigma methodologies. He ran integrated health and family psychoeducation implementation learning communities and chaired the Michigan Family Psychoeducation implementation steering committee. He was a research investigator at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and the director of research and new program development for the University of Michigan Health System-based Washtenaw Community Health Organization, a four-county behavioral health managed care organization. He is a co-author of Implementing Evidence-based Practices in Mental Health: A Field Guide published by the National Council. Capobianco consults with behavioral health organizations on using evaluations and performance measurements in integrated health efforts.

Southwest Region

Suzanne Daub, LCSW
Senior Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

Suzanne Daub has over 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in integrated healthcare. As the director of behavioral health at a Federally Qualified Health Center, she was responsible for the integration and operational oversight of behavioral health services into the primary care practice. She guided the FQHC through the transformation from a co-located to a fully integrated primary care and behavioral health program. At the National Council, Ms. Daub consults with behavioral health organizations on the clinical and operational aspects of integrated care and on building workforce skills.

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