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2015 Plenary Sessions


October 15-17, 2015 
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201 U.S.A.


Plenary Sessions

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dismantling a Partialist Healthcare System:
Implementing a Vision for Comprehensive Population Based Care 

Changes in the US health care systems are creating opportunities for health care systems to dismantle silos and approach health in a much more comprehensive way.  This plenary session brings together a diverse panel of nationally recognized speakers who will describe how they have worked towards integration, specifically highlighting the drivers of successful healthcare transformation efforts. Sharing their personal perspectives, the panel will describe promising research, clinical innovation, and health policy change germane to the advancement of integrated behavioral health and primary care.  

Moderated by Oregon Public Radio Reporter and Producer, Kristian Foden-Vencil, the session will be designed to be interactive specifically soliciting questions from the audience both in attendance and online. 

  • Somava Saha Stout, MD, MS, Vice President of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Development, Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Jennifer E. Devoe, MD, DPhil, Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Family Medicine; Chief Research Officer, OCHIN Community Health Information Network
  • Maggie Bennington-Davis, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Share Oregon
  • Moderator: Kristian Foden-Vencil, Reporter and Producer, Oregon Public Broadcasting
  Jennifer E. Devoe, MD  Maggie Bennington-Davis, MD  Kristian Foden-Vencil 
 Somava Stout Jennifer Devoe Maggie
Kristian Foden-Vencil

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Name three innovative state or national projects which are leading the way in transforming health through behavioral health integration.
  • Discuss why increased access to mental health and addictions services resulting from the ACA and insurance expansion has or has not yet created better health outcomes for patients.
  • List three examples of successful state or federal system transformation stories related to policy, finance, and practice.

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


The ACE Study: Linking Childhood Trauma to Long-Term Health and Social Consequences

Vincent J. Felitti, MDVincent J. Felitti, MD,  Co-Principal Investigator, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is an ongoing collaborative research project between the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program and the Centers for Disease Control. 

Dr. Felitti is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California and a Fellow of The American College of Physicians. A 1962 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Medical School,  Dr. Felitti is an internist who started as an infectious disease physician in 1968 at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego and then in 1975 founded the Department of Preventive Medicine; he served as the Chief of Preventive Medicine until 2001.

Under Dr. Felitti’s leadership over the years, the Department provided comprehensive, biopsychosocial medical evaluation to assess the health risks and disease burden of over one million individual adults, one-by-one.  Major health-risk abatement programs were developed for obesity, smoking, and stress, as well as population-based screening for the genetic disease, Hemochromatosis. 

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the prevalence of common types of child abuse in a middle-class population.
  • Identify some of the adult consequences of this.
  • Develop a new understanding of the basis for common public health problems like obesity, drug use, alcoholism, and smoking.



Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

End of Life in Our Time

The United States is suffering a death crisis. Our healthcare system has proven heroically adept at prolonging life, but at extreme cost to the dying, their loved ones, and our communities.  

This multi-media exposition will deconstruct death in America through interwoven narratives. Conference participants will leave the session with insight about our current system and conviction to challenge it.

Presented by “The Grand Junction Players”

  • Randall Reitz PhD
  • Amy Davis MD 
  • Lucy Graham RN
  • Sabrina Mitchell DO 
  • Stephen Mitchell MS 
  • Paul Simmons MD

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate theory, science, and narrative related to death in our time.
  • Describe reforms that would re-integrate relationship, community, and other higher systems in our approach to death and dying.

This presentation is co-sponsored by CFHA’s Families and Health Interest Group.


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CFHA is a member-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making integrated behavioral and physical health the standard of care nationally. CFHA achieves this by organizing the integrated care community, providing expert technical assistance and producing educational content.