Connecting the Two Worlds: States Integrating Primary and Behavioral Health Care

As states pursue payment and delivery reform to yield a more integrated delivery system, stronger connections between primary care and behavioral health care are essential. This webinar will explore challenges and opportunities to building linkages and care models that meet the needs of patients with physical and behavioral health care needs. It will also examine strategies for blending disparate funding streams from different payers and exchanging data needed to support care coordination and working relationships among varied providers. The webinar will feature the experiences of Washington state, Minnesota, and an innovative community mental health center that is leveraging a Health Care Innovation award from the CMS Innovation Center to integrate care.


  • Jane Beyer, Assistant Secretary, Aging and Disability Services, Washington Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration
  • Marie Zimmerman, Health Care Policy Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Joe Roszak, Executive Director Kitsap Mental Health Services


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