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  • 5 Ways to Walk the Integrated Healthcare Walk

    In looking at an agency through integrated health lenses, it can be a bit obvious why engagement in wellness is a challenge. Successful integrated healthcare approaches can only emerge from a highly-committed agency and workforce, and getting an agency to walk the talk of integration can be its most significant challenge. The first step to […]

  • Clinical Interventions that Support Integrated Healthcare

    Many integrated systems of care utilize outpatient therapy as a tool for improving behavioral health symptoms, but the same interventions can be very effective in improving physical health. This one hour webinar will provide outpatient therapists with evidenced based clinical interventions that support people’s recovery and wellness journey. Utilizing concepts found in DiClemente and Prochaska’ […]

  • Integrated Healthcare 101 – Speaking the Language

    We’ve been traveling around the country for the past several years working with agencies to provide information on how to make Integrated Healthcare more than just a buzzword. Our Director of Clinical Services, Kathy Polasky-Dettling has noticed that cultural challenges, inconsistent terminology, and misunderstood concepts create challenges that can seem impossible to overcome. We decided […]

  • May 11th Webinar – Do You Really Know Integrated Health?

    Afia, and our Director of Clinical Strategies Kathy Dettling, want to invite you to our upcoming webinar: Speaking the Language: Integrated Healthcare 101. Kathy has traveled around the country for the past few years working with agencies to provide information on how to make integrated healthcare more than just a buzzword. These sessions have allowed […]

  • How to Ensure Your Integrated Healthcare Model is Successful

    Why has “Integrated Healthcare” existed as a buzzword in the United States? In many ways, it is because staff and the people they serve have yet to see the entire concept come to life. Implementations have failed. Expected outcomes are unclear. Business models are not fully thought through. Healthcare professionals are still in a learning […]

  • Access to Health Care Does Not Necessarily Equate to Good Health

    When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, there was the hope for health care equality for all. Along with this reform, the goal of better access to health care that was of higher quality and that was affordable for individuals, families, businesses and taxpayers was central. The most recent statistics show that […]

  • The Transition from Case Management to Care Management for People with Behavioral Health Needs

    Since March of 2013, through a contractual relationship with the National Council for Behavioral Health, Afia has been providing integrated care consultation services in over 20 states. A significant part of this consultation is done in the form of a day-long training entitled, “Making the Transition From Case to Care Management.” The training curriculum, developed […]

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