Primary Care Summit

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Closing the Behavioral Health Integration Gap

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
3:30-7:00 pm

The Rooftop at Manny Cantor Center
197 East Broadway, New York, NY


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Join PCDC for a discussion of federal, state, and local perspectives on strategies for integrating primary care into behavioral health settings, including:

  • The national integration landscape
  • A case study of the East New York Health HUB
  • Bringing integration to scale in New York State

Reception to follow.

Funded in part by the New York State Health Foundation


Keynote Speaker:

Linda Rosenberg, MSW — President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health


Louise Cohen, MPH — CEO, Primary Care Development Corporation

David Woodlock, MS — President and CEO, Institute for Community Living

Robert M. Hayes, JD — President and CEO, Community Healthcare Network

Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD — NYS Commissioner of Health

Thomas E. Smith, MD — Chief Medical Officer, New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH); Co-Director, NYS OMH Center for Behavioral Health Integrated Performance Measurement, and Special Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University

Patricia Lincourt, MSW, LCSW — Associate Commissioner for Addiction Treatment and Recovery, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Linda Rosenberg, MSW, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Under Rosenberg’s leadership the National Council has become the country’s largest mental health and addiction education and advocacy association with 2,900 member organizations serving 10 million Americans. The National Council helped secure passage of the federal parity law and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA); advanced the integration of behavioral health and primary care, leading to the creation of a Medicaid Health Home option; ensured passage of the Excellence in Mental Health Act; and introduced Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. Previously, as New York State’s Senior Deputy Commissioner for Mental Health, Rosenberg opened New York’s first Mental Health Court; implemented its assisted outpatient program, Kendra’s Law; designed services and housing for the homeless; and developed and operated a Home and Community Waiver Program for children with serious emotional disturbance and their families.

Louise Cohen, MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC). Prior to assuming leadership of PCDC in 2015, Cohen was Vice President for Public Health Programs at Public Health Solutions in New York City, where she oversaw a variety of programs to improve community health through food access and nutrition, women’s reproductive health, tobacco control, and child development. She held successive leadership positions at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) from 1998-2011, including as Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Health Care Access and Improvement. Among her accomplishments at DOHMH was the development and execution of Take Care New York, New York City’s first comprehensive health policy agenda. Before her tenure at DOHMH, Cohen was Director of the Park Slope Family Health Center (now part of the NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers network).

David Woodlock, MS, is an experienced leader with a number of hard-won accomplishments. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Community Living (ICL), he brings exceptional government and private sector management experience. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Four Winds Hospital, a private psychiatric system in upstate New York, where he replaced the facility’s founder. Woodlock also led a major collaborative primary care initiative, an area where ICL is a New York State leader. At a time when ICL and other not-for-profit community organizations confront unprecedented changes in the way services will be organized and funded, Woodlock brings to the organization his decades-long experience working in New York State government, including his four years as a Deputy Commissioner of the NYS Office of Mental Health where he was responsible for the children and families system of care. During his tenure, he was successful in securing the largest annual appropriation for children’s mental health services in the state’s history. He was an Associate in Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Robert M. Hayes, JD, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Healthcare Network (CHN) since 2015. Hayes has deep experience in leading mission-driven organizations that advocate for and deliver, both locally and nationally, direct services to people in need. He brings an unwavering commitment to social justice and issues of equity: He founded and led the National and New York Coalitions for the Homeless, winning the nation’s first Right to Shelter court ruling and battling to remedy many of the upstream causes of homelessness. More recently, Hayes served as President of the Medicare Rights Center. He also oversaw consumer protection for more than 2 million Americans with Medicare as the Senior Vice President for Health Quality at Universal American Corp. In addition, he has practiced law with firms in New York and Maine. A graduate of Georgetown University and the New York University School of Law, he is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and has been awarded honorary degrees by 11 colleges and universities.

Howard A. Zucker is the Commissioner of Health for New York State and oversees a $70 billion agency that seeks to promote and protect the health of all New Yorkers. He is board-certified in pediatrics, anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care and trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He has held academic appointments at Yale, Columbia, Cornell, and Albert Einstein medical schools and served on the clinical faculty at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Zucker served as a White House fellow, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health at the U.S. Health and Human Services, as Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization, and as a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.

Thomas E. Smith is Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH), Co-Director of the NYS OMH Center for Behavioral Health Integrated Performance Measurement, and Special Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. He oversees clinical and quality aspects of the New York State public mental health system with a focus on improving access to prevention, recovery, and rehabilitation services for persons with serious mental illness. Dr. Smith earned his MD at Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Chicago. Dr. Smith participated in the design and implementation of New York State’s behavioral health Medicaid Managed Care redesign and has played a lead role in OMH programs that support population health monitoring for engagement in care and adverse events.

Patricia Lincourt, MSW, LCSW, is an expert in substance use disorder and mental health treatment. She currently serves as the Associate Commissioner for Addiction Treatment and Recovery at the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). She has worked with state agency partners at the Department of Health and the Office of Mental Health to design the New York State behavioral health Medicaid reimbursement guidelines in support of reimbursement which drives clinical quality. Lincourt has worked with her team at OASAS and the Department of Health to develop several measures of quality in substance use disorder treatment. She brings 30 years of clinical and program administration experience to her current role, and is interested in promoting evidence-based treatment and developing measures of quality for substance use disorder treatment.

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