Exploring The Integration of Health and Counseling Centers Mental Health Section “Best Practices” Task Force ACHA Annual Meeting Philadelphia, June 2010. Program Goals. Objective 1: Overview of task force History of the task force Current charge of the task force
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Exploring The Integration of Health and Counseling CentersMental Health Section “Best Practices” Task ForceACHA Annual MeetingPhiladelphia, June 2010
Objective 1: Overview of task force
Objective 2: Discuss issues relevant to merger of centers
Objective 3: Review of the survey and data collection results
Objective 4: Discuss implications of collected quantitative and qualitative data
Keith Anderson, PhD (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Sylvia Balderrama, EdD (Vassar College)
James Davidson, PhD (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Peter De Maria, MD (Temple University)
Gregory Eells, PhD (Cornell University)
Caroline Greenleaf, JD (The Julliard School)
Joy Himmel, PsyD, RN-CS, LPC (Penn State University-Altoona)
Heidi Levine, PhD (State University of New York-Geneseo)
Kevin Readdean, MSEd (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Drayton Vincent, MSW, LCSW (Louisiana State University)
Joy Wyatt, PhD (Case Western Reserve University)
Through its partner organizations, HEMHA represents over 217,000 individual members.
Findings from schools with “more positive” results:
Findings from schools with “less positive” results:
Motivation for integration:
Motivation for integration:
1. A meeting of stakeholders should be convened to discuss
the implications of the merger, the logistics of the merger, and the goals
2. Stakeholder input should be sought so that their buy-in will allow for a smoother integration
Address the following:
A. To what extent will the services be integrated and merged? What will the administrative and clinical care structure look like?
B. Will the reception areas and reception staff be shared or separate?
C. How will consent for treatment and release of information be handled?
D. How will clinical records be kept, and who will have access to which parts?
E. Will there be joint or separate staff meetings and
F. What will be the mission and goals of the new service?
G. Will the name reflect a more holistic/wellness
H. Will advertising and outreach be integrated or separate?
I. How will finances/funding be handled?
Exploring The Integration ofHealth and Counseling CentersMental Health Section “Best Practices” Task ForceACHA Annual MeetingPhiladelphia, June 2010