Sam Hasan, director of Outpatient Clinic Operations and project director, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCHBHC) at CenterPointe (Lincoln, Nebraska), and Dr. Teresa Lewis-Hunt Family Nurse Practitioner, CenterPointe (Lincoln, Nebraska) will discuss how systemic inequities rooted in race, gender, ethnicity, age, and class have created lasting and damaging health disparities…
Sara Neil, MPH, PMP
Director, Integrated Health, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Sarah Neil, MPH, PMP, serves as the Director, Practice Improvement and Consulting at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing where she oversees and directs projects related to integrated health, primarily the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions. In her work, she strives to bridge the gap between community-level needs and national policy through training and technical assistance (TTA) activities for health providers nationally that target and strengthen marginalized communities. After completing her Master’s in Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she studied maternal and child health, she began providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to Head Start and early childhood health and wellness providers at the National Head Start Association. Since joining the National Council in 2019, she now provides TTA to mental health and substance use treatment providers nationally, focused on improving integrated and equitable services to ensure all have access to client-centered quality health services. Neil has many years of experience managing and directing government grants and deliverables, working with dynamic teams to innovate national TTA efforts, and aligning national policy efforts with community-level needs that prioritize strengthening marginalized communities.