Get Healthy Project Hosts Second Annual Integrated Health Care Conference

Friday, February 21, 2014

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Get Healthy Project grant is hosting its second annual conference on mental health first aid and integrated care on Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. until noon. The conference will be held at the UTC University Center Signal Mountain Room and will feature speakers from Behavioral Health Integration Consulting and BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

The conference focuses on the emerging field of integrated health care or the merging of physical and behavior health. Through integrated care, those with behavioral health conditions are less stigmatized and are better cared for from both a physical and mental health perspective. Students, medical professionals and the general public are invited to register for this conference, which offers continuing education units (CEUs).

The day begins with breakfast and speaker Cheryl Holt, MA, CEO and Consultant with Behavioral Integration Consulting, LLC titled “Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Improving Health Outcomes for People With Serious Mental Illness.” After a short break, Ron Morton, MA, Director of Recovery and Resiliency at BlueCare and TennCare Select of Tennessee will speak on “Mental Health First Aid: Mobilizing Our Communities in a Time of Crisis.” A panel discussion and opportunity for question and answer will conclude the event. Refreshments will also be served.

The conference requires pre-registration at Professionals to administrators to frontline clinicians to mental health and primary caregiver can benefit from these informative presentations. As an added bonus, the University of Tennessee Continuing Education Department has approved the conference for 3.5 contact hours and 0.35 credit units. Please note that CEU credits cost a $10 additional fee.

The costs for the event are:

-$30 for Conference Attendees

-$20 for GHP Partners and UTC Faculty/Staff

-$5 for UTC students

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