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CFHA has a deep bench of consultants to meet a variety of project needs. This is the CFHA advantage. Because we network the best of the best in the world of integrated care we can draw from key leaders in research, practice and implementation support. And because CFHA is uniquely dedicated to integrating behavioral and physical health we design and provide oversight for consultation packages that truly meet where our clients are at in their development. In other words, we are not a jack-of-all-trades health consultation service, we are a mission-driven network dedicated to making your integration project a success.


CFHA staff connect with you around the parameters and contracting needs of your project, and then design a project that meets your needs. Once you sign off on the project we connect you to one or more of our consultants whom we contract with to get started. CFHA then provides oversight and guidance for the project to ensure deliverables are met. You receive one bill, usually monthly for work already performed. It's that simple.



Alexander Blount, EdD


Alexander Blount, EdD is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Major Area of Study in Behavioral Health Integration and Population Health at Antioch University New England. He is also Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he founded the Center for Integrated Primary Care. Of his over 40-year career, he spent about half at UMass Medical School where he trained Family Medicine residents and many behavioral health clinicians in the skills and attitudes required for integrated primary care. He is a member of the National Integration Academy Council ( His books include Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration, published by W. W. Norton.


Lesley Manson, PsyD


Dr. Lesley Manson, Psy.D. has spent over a decade providing direct service. Her specialty is within the area of building fiscally sustainable integrated health care with identifiable return on investment and cost savings. She has advanced experience in continuous quality improvement, behavior change, and standardization and outcome measurement for behavioral health programs integrated into primary care. She was an integral member of teams for the development of electronic medical health records with integrated shared behavioral health focusing on standardization, best practices, and evidence based techniques. She was honored with certificate training from Johnson and Johnson UCLA Health Care Executive Program. She is also a master trainer for the Institute for Health Care Communication and conducts workshops in the area of clinician-patient interaction, team based care, and communication to meet healthcare’s triple/quadruple aim. She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair of Integrated Initiatives at Arizona State University Doctor of Behavioral Health Program. Further she provides consultation related to building and training for fiscally sustainable Integrated Care Behavioral Health programs. She has numerous publications on integration and is a co-author of "Integrating Behavioral Health into the Medical Home.”


 Tonya Cook, PhD


Dr. Tonya Cook is the pharmacy faculty member of the St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency program in Grand Junction, CO. She completed her decorate of pharmacy at the University of New Mexico in 2005 and then completed a residency in Ambulatory Care at the Asheville VA in North Caroline. Dr. Cook’s areas of interest include collaborative care, teaching, mental health, and pain management. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading and traveling.


Jeffrey Ring, PhD


Jeffrey Ring, Ph.D. is a bilingual Spanish-speaking health psychologist and Principal at Health Management Associates with a focus on fostering seamless integrated health care. For nineteen years, he served as Director of Behavioral Sciences and Cultural Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency Program at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, and he holds a Clinical Professorship in Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. His work has focused on culturally responsive and respectful care and he is the first author of the book Curriculum for Culturally Responsive Care: The Step-by-Step Guide for Cultural Competency Training. As a healthcare consultant, Dr. Ring works with clients to optimize the delivery of outstanding integrated services to patients. He currently serves as a practice coach for integrating medical practitioners into behavioral health clinics and behavioral health/nurse care manager/care coordinator teams into primary care clinics serving vulnerable, underserved and complex patients. He works with teams with an eye to enlightened leadership and team functioning, optimal workflows, data documentation and treat-to-target approaches to coordinated care, cost savings as well as attention to both the patient and practitioner experience of care.




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P. O. Box 23980,
Rochester, New York
14692-3980 USA

What We Do

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.