NCQA Features RI Efforts at Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care in National Policy Forum and Quality Innovation Series

  • 12 Nov 2021

In October, NCQA featured Rhode Island in their policy forum. Nelly Burdette, PsyD, CTC-RI Senior IBH Program Leader; Libby Bunzli, EOHHS; and Marea Tumber, OHIC jointly presented on RI's work around integrated behavioral health. The presentation reached a national audience and gave an overview of the behavioral health integration work in the state so far, including the IBH pilot outcomes, policy levers, statewide integration efforts, and workforce development. A recording of the presentation is available on NCQA’s website.

On November 9, Nelly Burdette, PsyD, was again featured in an NCQA-hosted course alongside Jennifer Etue, LICSW, PCHC. The presentation, “How a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Behavioral Health Distinction Can Position IBH Best Practices” was part of NCQA’s Quality Innovation Series on Behavioral Health.