Expanding the Bounds of Care Delivery: Integrating Mental, Social, and Physical Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
January 25, 2018
Care delivery systems have traditionally focused on addressing patients’ physical health. Today, the discussion – and debate – has expanded to whole-person care, to also encompass patients’ mental health and health-related social needs. This shift brings enormous challenges to health systems and clinicians. Yet integrated care is essential to truly realize better health for individual patients and populations.
In this unique, free Web event “Expanding the Bounds of Care Delivery: Integrating Mental, Social, and Physical Health,” NEJM Catalyst brings together innovative leaders and researchers to explore why current care and payment models discourage integration of mental health and social determinants of health with primary, specialty, and acute care. Streaming live from event host Vanderbilt University Medical Center, three panels will explore how society can redefine health and health care, demonstrate how some organizations have overcome the systemic barriers, and discuss building ecosystems of integrated care for entire communities.
Join us for insightful presentations, real-world case studies, and an interactive Q&A session with our industry-leading experts.
You will learn:
- How the health of individuals and populations requires insight into patients’ mental and social needs – yet why integrated health care is so difficult.
- Why care providers must reframe their definition of health, and payers must improve reimbursements and insurance coverage of mental health services and health-related social needs.
- What innovative approaches to integrated care have been shown to solve intractable problems in different regions of the country.
- Where to start incorporating mental health and social determinants of health in your own organization.
We’ve gathered an industry-leading group of experts, including executives, physician leaders, researchers, and clinicians:
Welcome and Introduction
Namita Mohta, MD, Clinical Editor, NEJM Catalyst; Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center & Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health; NEJM Catalyst Theme Leader for Care Redesign and Event Host
Care delivery systems have traditionally focused on addressing patients’ physical health needs. Today, the discussion – and debate – has expanded to whole-person care, to also encompass patients’ mental and social needs. This shift brings enormous challenges to health systems and clinicians. Yet integrated care is essential to truly realize better health for individual patients and populations.
Session 1: The Big Picture: Achieving Whole-Person Care
As much as 80% of health is determined by factors other than physical health care. How can society adopt a holistic approach to care that incorporates mental, social, and physical health? What are roles and responsibilities of providers, patients, payers, community organizations, and other stakeholders? This session features leaders of a new national foundation dedicated to mental health and wellness, an organization that brought awareness to social determinants of health, and an urban health start-up.
Tyler Norris, MDiv, Chief Executive, Well Being Trust
Rebecca Onie, JD, Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Health Leads
Moderator: Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil, Chief Health Officer, Cityblock Health
Session 2: Building the Ecosystem: Community and Health System Partnerships
Improving the health of entire communities requires breaking down traditional silos to provide integrated, coordinated, whole-person care. How should provider organizations and community-based groups work together to align incentives and reduce disparities? How can individuals and populations navigate the route to health? A researcher on health communication and a leader in community health will talk about the structures that must be created and preserved for societal health.
Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, Professor, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, & Health Policy, Vice President for Population Health Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Thomas Lee, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey; Editorial Board, The New England Journal of Medicine; NEJM Catalyst Leadership Board Founder
Session 3: Health System Solutions: Vast Scope, Fixable Problems
Many health care providers are stymied by mental and social health because of fragmented care, inadequate reimbursements, and societal issues that seem out of scope. What is the proper role of providers and how can they move care “upstream”? What should a system that successfully addresses mental, social, and physical health look like? In this session, physicians who lead organizations that have created effective models for addressing mental health and social needs will join the leader of an innovative safety-net clinic.
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, Professor and Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM, Senior Medical Director, Education and Policy, National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Paule Anne Lewis, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, San José Clinic
Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, NEJM Catalyst Theme Leader and Event Host