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The Penn Integrated Care Model for Mental Health Treatment in Primary Care

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Community Behavioral Health

801 Market Street, 11th Floor

Room 1154A

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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In this Lunch and Learn presentation, Drs. Livesey and Wolk will provide an overview of the first year of implementation of the Collaborative Care in the Penn Integrated Care (PIC) program. Penn’s Collaborative Care Model and its implementation across eight Penn primary care clinics will be described. Descriptive data related to referral rates and patterns, service utilization, and patient outcomes will be presented, as well as the results of a qualitative study with stakeholders about their experience with the pilot and suggested strategies for scaling up.

The integration of physical health and behavioral health services has shown to improve member outcomes, reduce costs, and reduce stigma related to mental health. One such effective model of integrated care is the Collaborative Care Model.

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Cecelia Livesey, M.D.
Dr. Livesy is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She works as outpatient psychiatry attending at Penn's community mental health center and also serves as an Assistant Residency Training Director, the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Strategy and Integration, and the Medical Director of Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health Center. In her current roles, she has spearheaded several educational and organizational initiatives, including integrated care, information technology, and curricular programming.

Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Ph.D.
Dr. Wolk is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Her current work includes evaluations of integrated behavioral health services in primary care clinics and of publicly-funded school mental health services. The long-term goal of her research is to develop and evaluate strategies to promote the uptake of evidence-based care into routine practice, with the ultimate goal of improving the effectiveness of mental health services for children and adults in non-specialty mental health settings.

For more information contact Carol Larach at 215-413-3100.

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