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The Capital Area Health Alliance (CAHA) is a regional hub for organizations with interest in health and health care. Since its inception, CAHA has convened community conversations to understand and address healthcare system trends, regional needs and opportunities for improvement. The Alliance provides an inclusive platform on which competing organizations and multiple sectors can collaborate. Through its committees, which bring together the expertise and resources of multiple organizations in these sectors, CAHA connects providers engaged in the work of health care with organizations working at the community level to support innovative approaches to improve the health of the entire community and to bring resources and educational opportunities to employers, businesses and area residents.
Join CAHA on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 for Integrating Physical Health and Behavioral Health Services, a CAHA Forum addressing community collaboration to facilitate the integration of physical health, mental health, substance use and wellness and prevention services in the Capital Area region.
The Forum will feature presentations on integration models in other states, integration efforts underway in Michigan, and existing, viable models to integrate physical health and behavioral health services in the Capital Area. Two panels will explore the provider experience with integration models in the region and the ways in which health systems and organizations can work toward providing integrative care to individuals with complex needs.
The forum will be held at the Eagle Eye Conference Center on Wednesday, September 19. Registration and breakfast will be open at 7:45 am, with the program taking place from 8:15 to noon. The cost of the program is $45 per person. The program is open to all members of the community and will be of interest to clinical and administrative professionals in the Capital Area Region working for health clinics, health systems, long term care facilities, social services agencies, public health agencies, primary care and specialty medical groups, payers, employers and school based clinics.
As part of the forum, participants will be asked to write down their ideas on the question: What can we do as a community to facilitate integrated care that cannot be done by individual organizations? These ideas will be used to identify opportunities for future collaborative efforts.
Watch for additional information in the weeks ahead about how to register, the program agenda, continuing education credits and other details.
"CAHA's role as a coordinating body...assures healthcare needs of the community are met and changes in healthcare policy and provision of care are planned for. More than any one healthcare organization alone, CAHA combines the strength of all members of the organization to give us greater ability to provide for the healthcare needs of the community."
"CAHA is an organization that allows competing agencies to work together and achieve mutual goals that benefit our communities. CAHA provides connectivity and pathways of communication that enable all of us to offer services that enhance the health and well-being of the people of the tri-county region."
"[CAHA brings] organizations together and bring[s] opportunities for developing joint programs, services, educational endeavors, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. CAHA has been the leader in the region for healthy lifestyles."
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