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2017 Annual Conference - Houston, TX



October 19 - 21, 2017 | Royal Sonesta Galleria Hotel in Houston

Case Statement

Over the last two decades, studies have shown that integrating behavioral health and primary care services can improve mental health and physical health outcomes, reduce substance use, and decrease inappropriate service utilization and associated medical costs. The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the emergence of more comprehensive approaches to care such as the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) have facilitated the pursuit of the Quadruple Aim of better health, better care, lower per capita costs, and greater provider satisfaction.

The goal of the 2017 Conference is to promote the continued development, implementation, and evaluation of integrated health care while considering its evolution and future. The framework for the conference will be anchored in the 4 Ps: Practice, Programs, Policy, and Partnerships. Attendees will learn about the full continuum of integration through best practice presentations and policy discussions. Additionally, there will be robust dialogue focused on workforce development in integrated care, financial and programmatic 
sustainability, payment considerations, research and evaluation, and the patient experience.

To achieve this goal, we will convene thought leaders across disciplines to discuss, debate, and take action on the most pressing issues necessary to bring about greater adoption and sustainability of integrated care. This will be an action-oriented conference, structured with multiple opportunities to make connections and participate in sessions designed to examine the current state of integration and look beyond, to create solutions for a connected, sustainable future.


Continuing Education

Continuing Education Credits will be available through Amedco and the American Academy of Family Practitioners. Conference registrants should check with their state boards for CE eligibility.


12 Facts You May Not Know about Houston


  1. In 1969, "Houston" was the first word spoken from the moon. The Apollo 11 mission established a place in history for the city when astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke the now-famous line, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
  2. Houston, with 2.3 million residents, is the fourth most populous city in the United States, trailing only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The city is the largest in the South and the Southwest. 
  3. Houston is a cosmopolitan destination, offering world-class dining, arts and culture, shopping and exciting nightlife. Discover a thriving arts scene, with ballet, opera, symphony and theater. 
  4. Houston is home to the largest number of theater seats outside of New York City.
  5. Houston is the nation’s demographic future. In racial and ethnic composition, the Houston of today very much resembles the U.S. 40 years hence.
  6. More than 145 different languages are spoken in Houston. More than a third of Houstonians older than 5 speak a language other than English at home.
  7. Just under 30% of the population over the age of 25 holds a bachelor's degree or higher.
  8. The Greater Houston area has 14 major institutions of higher learning and more than 60 degree-granting colleges, universities and technical schools. Rice University is the birthplace of nanotechnology.
  9. NASA and the Texas Medical Center, along with 25 Fortune 500 corporations, are headquartered in Houston.
  10. Houston is home to Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, which is NASA's center for spaceflight activities.
  11. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the largest rodeo in the world, lasts three weeks and features some of the biggest country music stars.
  12. Houston is considered to have one of the best culinary scenes in the country, with cuisine from around the world. There are more than 10,000 restaurants in the Houston area with culinary choices that represent more than 70 countries and American regions.



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2017 Conference: "To Integration & Beyond: Creating Solutions for a Connected, Sustainable Future"