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CFHA evolves with the movement of integrated and team-based care and as such each conference has its own flavor. Below are the recommendations of the Task Force Groups that met during the conference to help evolve aspects related to integrated care. These groups were tasked with providing specific recommendations for CFHA to consider in supporting whole-person, team based care. Additionally, a brief summary of a targeted discussion held by the Board of Directors at the conference is provided as an indication of some of CFHA's priorities going forward.

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  • Focus on preventative medicine using social determinants of health to make the case (webinars, conferences)
  • Create a space for or discussions about the use of community health workers
  • Any efforts to improve the education of immigrant communities to overcome fear and misconceptions



  • Provide trainings that appeal to multiple provider types
  • Promote ACEs as part of all residency training
  • Promote routine ACE screening





  • Survey field on how behavioral health providers are documenting work
  • Survey field on how clinics are using population health technology and strategies
  • Identify core elements for standard integrated care documentation (cross-SIG effort)
  • Create a directory/ list of EHR platforms that support integration




  • Provide trainings on risk assessment, intervention innovations
  • Promote resource and information sharing for providers working in these settings




  • Create a SIG for specialty care
  • Include a call for specialty care integration efforts in conference call for papers
  • Create a shared resource drive & list serve




  • Connect members working in this area with one another
  • Support the coalescing of data in this area
  • A brief “how-to” sheet to show members how to convince organizations to pursue these efforts




  • Need exploration of emerging issues such as informed consent, ethics, confidentiality
  • Lobbying for regulations and payment reform to support implementation




  • Develop and/or promote train-the-trainer programs (like APA’s version but available to all)
  • Provide technical assistance to academic programs
  • Create a workforce development SIG
  • Develop pre-graduate training standards




  • Connecting members working in this area
  • Offer webinars and trainings on Opioid Use Disorder
  • Assist in separating out discussions on opioid pain management, OUD and addiction tx in primary care
  • Guidance on embedding addiction tx into existing integrated care contexts
  • More structured meetings at future conferences for sharing resources and ideas
  • Consider joint sponsorship with addiction organizations such as ASAM, NIDA




    Program Development

  • “How do we develop a BH program?”
  • “We need understanding of program development that gets beyond productivity and numbers and that looks at facilitating culture change and collaborative work.”
  • “We need baseline tools and resources for program implementation.”
  • “Please identify CFHA leaders with this knowledge who could be tapped.”
  • “Could CFHA publish position papers/white papers on standards of care?”
  • Billing

  • CFHA could develop a policy arm and policy app
  • “Is there a resource to identify and understand State-by-State issues?”
  • “Can I get help identifying who are my State legislators that I could outreach to about billing codes, and could I get help from CFHA about how to effectively do this?”
  • Professional Development

  • “Could we have a administrator/director/manager forum or listserve?”
  • “We need mid career/management mentoring (something like what CFHA offers to early career professionals).”




  • Expand technical assistance services
  • Ex. Provide specific technical assistance pro ducts and develop standards for the provision of technical assistance for integrated care
  • Work towards being a national and international hub for professional development with web - based resources
  • Ex. Provide web based resources for inter - professional care team development
  • Promote the function(s) and role(s) of integrated team - based care
  • Ex. Develop the ways in which integrated care can be carried out across care team members, not just in defined roles
  • Create organizational partnerships that are strategic and functional
  • Ex. Work on particular initiatives not just global relationships
  • Other Priorities Noted:

  • Engage and impact workforce development through setting standards for training in higher education
  • Expand membership
  • Marketing campaign based on strengths of the organization
  • Promote the engagement of patients and family members
  • Promote research in the field through encouraging aggregation of large practice data sets
  • Openness towards promotion of integrated care to specialty and other non - primary c are settings as well as different population foci
  • Strategic focus on family systems perspective as a cross - cutting issue
  • Creation of a mechanism to connect practitioners and other stakeholders, such as payers




  • Attendees: 628
  • Sponsors: 15
  • Concurrent Sessions: 76
  • Pre-Conference Sessions: 3
  • Volunteers: 20
  • Plenary Sessions: 3
  • Posters: 55





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