Training: Behavioral Health Integration
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Training: Behavioral Health Integration

8/8/2016 to 8/9/2016

When: August 8-9, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boise ParkCenter
424 East ParkCenter Boulevard
Boise, Idaho  83706
United States
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Phone: 206-783-3004 x18

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NWRPCA was pleased to offer the Behavioral Health Integration training, sponsored in part by Idaho Primary Care Association.


The integration of behavioral health in primary care is a paramount issue for health centers all over the country. No longer does anyone need to be convinced as to why it is important, but rather health centers simply need to know how to do it efficiently and effectively. Cherokee Health Systems has evolved a fully integrated practice over the last 40 years across its East Tennessee service area; it is a model that has been recognized as an exemplar practice by NCQA and a number of other state and national organizations. Participants learned not only the intricacies of the clinical approach, but also the vital administrative, operational, financial and collaborative components that support and sustain the model. No one in the country has the depth and experience in all of these functions to match that of Cherokee Health Systems. 


On Day One of the training, participants had a detailed understanding of the integrated care clinical model, the day-to-day operations of the integrated care model and the financial sustainability of the integrated care model.  Day Two put the content from Day One into action, employing discussions and clinical and administrative case studies that demonstrate key issues related to the model, operations and finance.

Goals for participants:

1. Be able to explain the “why,” “what” and “how” of integrated care.
2. Be able to describe, in general terms, the role of the behavioral health consultant (BHC) and how BHCs are different from traditional therapists.
3. Be able to list 4 critical success factors in integrated care implementation. 
4. Be able to describe, in general terms, value-based contracts and their application to integrated care sustainability.


Training Location

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boise ParkCenter

Boise, ID


Who Should Attend


Behavioral Health specialists, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, and all operational management and staff


About the Instructor

Dennis Freeman

Chief Executive Officer

Cherokee Health Systems


Dennis serves as Cherokee's CEO, a position he has held since 1978. He is considered as one of the founding experts of integrated care in the country.


Joel Hornberger, MHS

Chief Strategy Officer

Cherokee Health Systems



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Training Fees

Standard training fee: $600

NWRPCA Member training fee: $500


Register 10 people or more for 10% group discount!

$550 Standard fee
$450 Member fee


50% Discount for Idaho Registrants: IPCA is pleased to provide a 50% discount to any employee or board member with any Idaho CHCs. This discount is not specific to IPCA or NWRPCA members, but to all. To take advantage of this discount, please use the code BHI-IdahoCHC upon checkout on the registration page. 


Registration Capacity: If you are unable to register due to registration capacity having been reached, please email to get on the waiting list.

The cancellation deadline is Monday, July 25, 2016.  Cancellations must be in writing (email is fine).  Tuition will be refunded less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations made after the deadline are not refundable (unless there is someone on the waiting list who can fill the spot).



SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boise ParkCenter

424 East ParkCenter Boulevard

Boise, ID 83706

Phone: 208-342-1044



Sadie Agurkis, Education and Training Manager at NWRPCA



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