Readiness for Integrated Care
Led by the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI/MSM), the Integrated Care Leadership Program (ICLP) is a multi-year initiative aimed at promoting integrated care in the United States, with a primary focus on Georgia. The program was developed through a health equity lens with an emphasis on underserved, predominantly minority, patient populations and under-resourced clinical settings. The ICLP involves a hybrid model of capacity-building for primary care sites consisting of: (a) online training focused on transformative leadership, improving care quality, and sustaining integrated practices; (b) technical assistance via structured monthly leadership development coaching calls, mentoring via communities of practice members, monthly continuing education webinars, and site visits; and (c) the opportunity to apply for an innovation award, which is used to pilot a site-specific quality improvement project intended to advance integrated practice.
A distinct aspect of the ICLP is examining and leveraging organizational readiness for integrated care. With support from Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a multi-site partnership was established among the University of South Carolina, the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI/MSM) to pilot an organizational readiness tool (Readiness for Integrated Care Questionnaire) via the Integrated Care Leadership Program.
Healthcare practices can apply for the Integrated Care Leadership Program here.
To learn more about the ICLP team and the progress of participating healthcare practices, check out the ICLP newsletters (below).
Post-Partum Depression Study
This integrated care project seeks to improve the system of care for underprivileged, post-partum mothers by bringing behavioral health services to community health clinics in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, NC). Specifically, the post-partum depression study aims to improve the identification of mothers experiencing post-partum depression and to refer mothers to affordable, reliable mental health services. Headed by the Mecklenburg County Health Department, this pilot project involves a joint collaboration with researchers at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and a diverse advisory board of local healthcare providers. This project is funded by a Robert Wood Johnson award received by leadership within the Mecklenburg County Health Department.