The OPEN MINDS Integration Summit: New Models For Primary Care, Behavioral Health & Social Service Integration


The Children’s Summit: The Future of School-Based Health Services

February 10, 2021 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Provider organizations serving children with complex support needs and youth in underserved communities are seeking to develop innovative programs and models of care that integrate behavioral health support services with educational needs. However, these young people often end up in a no-win situation in which either treatment or education is put first to the detriment of the other. With the current focus on social determinants of health, how are provider organizations keeping pace with the changing market to ensure the focus on education and the focus on treatment sit side-by-side? Join us for discussions about the opportunities and ongoing challenges facing the children’s services market in this summit. Executives will discuss innovations in school-based service delivery, the intersection between education and health care funding, and evolving payment models that could systemically address these challenges in the future.


Agenda:

10:00am – 10:15am: Introduction

10:15am-10:45am: Whose Money Is It Anyway? The Intersection Of Education & Health Care Funding

Speaker: Sharon Hicks, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

10:45am – 11:30am: Funding For School Based Children’s Health Services: The New York Approach

Speaker: Andrea Smyth, Executive Director, NYS Coalition For Children’s Behavioral Health

11:30am – 11:45am: Break

11:45am – 12:30pm: Funding For School Based Children’s Health Services: The California Approach

Speaker: Pia V. Escudero, L.C.S.W., Executive Director, Division Of Student Health & Human Services, Los Angeles Unified School District

12:30pm – 1:15pm: Intensive Behavioral Services In A School Setting: Innovations With An MCO & County/Private Partnerships

Speakers: Tamra Williams, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Clinical Officer Of Children’s Services, Community Behavioral Health (CBH)

Olga Price,Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention & Community Health at George Washington University and Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

1:15pm – 2:00pm: Public Private Partnerships-Funding The Behavioral Health Needs Of Children

Speaker: Derek S. Allen, MA ACTP- Executive VP & COO-Starr Commonwealth

2:00pm – 2:45pm: “There Is No Box”: Creating An Innovative Approach To Bridging The Gap Between Academic, Behavioral & Mental Health Services For Children

Speakers: Jeremy D. Butler, Director of Community Initiatives, ICAN

Kristen Rasmussen, Chief Operating Officer, ICAN

Steven Bulger, CEO / Executive Director, ICAN

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm: School-Based Services: Evolving Payment Models

Speakers: Sharon Hicks, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Andrea Smyth, Executive Director, NYS Coalition For Children’s Behavioral Health

Pia V. Escudero, LCSW, Executive Director, Division Of Student Health & Human Services, Los Angeles Unified School District

Tamra Williams, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Clinical Officer Of Children’s Services, Community Behavioral Health (CBH)

Olga Price,Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention & Community Health at George Washington University and Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

Derek S. Allen, MA ACTP- Executive VP & COO-Starr Commonwealth

Jeremy D. Butler, Director of Community Initiatives, ICAN

Kristen Rasmussen, Chief Operating Officer, ICAN

Steven Bulger, CEO / Executive Director, ICAN