Integrated Healthcare Conference Set For April 6

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

UTC’s Get Healthy Project grant is hosting its first annual conference entitled “Exploring the Mental and Physical Health Needs of the Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Population in an Integrated Care Setting” on Saturday, April 6, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The conference will be held at the UTC University Center and will feature speakers from the Yale School of Medicine, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

Attendees may register for one of two lecture tracks. The first is the Integrated Healthcare Track, which features tips on how to effectively manage administrative challenges faced in the implementation of an integrated healthcare model. The second is the Mental Health First Aid Lecture Track, which includes topics on how to identify mental health needs of community members and first-aid tips for caregivers to help a person in a mental health crisis.

Participating faculty include: 

Jean Cobb, Ph.D., a Behavioral Health consultant for Cherokee Health Systems

Robert Cole, M.H.S.A., a lecturer in Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and chief operating officer at The Connecticut Mental Health Center 

Meagan Longley, L.M.S.W., Mental Health Policy Fellow at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Ronald Morton, M.A., director of Recovery and Resiliency at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee 

Jeanne Steiner, D.O., associate professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and Medical Director of The Connecticut Mental Health Center

The conference is open to the public and requires pre-registration. Attendees may register for the event at 

Professionals to administrators to frontline clinicians to mental health and primary caregivers will benefit from these courses. As an added bonus, the UTC Division of Continuing Education has approved the conference for 5.5 contact hours and 0.55 credit hours. Please note that CEU credits cost $10 and are included in the $35 cost option of the conference. However, the cost for the conference with breakfast and lunch included is $25.

About the Get Healthy Project: 

The Get Healthy Project is an initiative of the UTC School of Nursing funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The project seeks to assist those with severe and persistent mental illness and mental health professionals through innovative programming.

For more information, please call or email Angelique Cook, project manager, Get Healthy Project, 425-5694, 

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