Body and Soul: Leading Change in Behavioral Health Integration

Tuesday, October 24th
3:30PM-5:00PM

Finding effective ways to meet the behavioral health needs of the long-term services and support population presents a growing challenge to states facing uncertain budget environments. This session explores three approaches that are yielding promising results. Featured programs include a Texas initiative that uses specialized cognitive rehabilitation and substance use services to transition people with serious mental illness (SMI) from nursing facilities to the community, a Connecticut Medicaid home and community-based program for individuals with SMI, and a Tennessee initiative that provides behavioral health supports for individuals using Intellectual/Developmental Disability waiver services.

Speakers:

  • Patti Killingsworth, Assistant Commissioner, TennCare
  • Dena Stoner, Senior Policy Advisor, Texas Health and Human Services