May 20 2021

Webinar: Advancing Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Persistent Challenges and Potential Solutions

Recording, summary, and materials available from May 20 webinar.

There is broad interest and significant investment in integrating behavioral and primary care among professional organizations, CMS, payors and providers. Yet, despite over two decades of convincing evidence about its value and cost-effectiveness, adoption of integrated behavioral health care is proceeding too slowly. What are the barriers to scaling a solution that is so critical to addressing our nation's behavioral health needs? What are the solutions we can implement today? What is the advocacy we need for tomorrow?
Individuals who have been working on integration issues for much of their careers joined us to explore how to build on key areas of agreement to highlight and promote critical first steps.


  • Nora Dennis, MD, MSPH, Lead Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Ann Greiner, MCP, President and CEO, Primary Care Collaborative
  • Lindsay Henderson, PsyD, Director of Psychological Services, Amwell
  • Joshua Israel, MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Aledade
  • Katherine Knutson, MD, MPH, SVP United Health Group and CEO Optum Behavioral Care
  • Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-R, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Concert Health
  • Ben Miller, PsyD, Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
  • Chris Molaro, MBA, CEO and Co-Founder, NeuroFlow
  • Diane Powers, MBA, MA, Co-Director, AIMS Center, University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Matthew Press, MD, MSc, Physician Executive, Penn Primary Care and Medical Director, Primary Care Service Line, Penn Medicine
  • Hyong Un, MD, Chief Psychiatric Officer and Head of Product Innovation, Aetna Behavioral Health


  • Wendy Warring, JD, President and CEO, NEHI
  • Mark Wenneker, MD, Principal, The Chartis Group


  • Carol Alter MD, System Leader, Behavioral Health, Baylor Scott & White Health and Senior Fellow, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Thanks to our sponsors:

 Amwell      neuroflow
Additional supported provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, The Chartis Group and United Health Group.



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