This webinar described how to organize systems and services at every level to center around the needs and hopes of the people and families with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions who are desperately needing help. Leaders learned how to align best practice principles of integrated care with best practices for organizational change so that all programs and staff can be capable of welcoming, inspiring, and providing integrated interventions to those who need help the most.
This webinar was intended for leaders of all levels.
This webinar explored the following topics:
- Understanding that people with co-occurring conditions and complex needs are an expectation, not an exception
- How to align best practice principles of integrated care with best practices for organizational change
- How to organize systems and services to best serve people with co-occurring disorders at the system, agency, and/or program level
Dr. Kenneth Minkoff
Dr. Minkoff is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at ZiaPartners, Inc., a behavioral health system consultation firm in Tucson, AZ. He is Board-Certified as an addiction psychiatrist and community psychiatrist, Board Member and Products and Services Committee Chair of the American Association for Community Psychiatry, playing a leading role in the development and dissemination of the LOCUS Family of Tools, as well as the Self-assessment for Modification of Anti-Racism Tool (SMART) for which he is co-author. He was one of the original members of the federal Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (2017-20). He is Co-Chair of the Community Psychiatry Committee of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, and one of the lead authors of the 2021 Report: Roadmap to the Ideal Crisis System, published by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. He is a member of the National Council’s Medical Director Institute and consults to the National Council Centers of Excellence on Integrated Care and CCBHCs.
Dr. Minkoff has been recognized as a national and international leader in the strategic development of quality-driven managed behavioral health care systems and integrated services and systems for complex populations for over 25 years, through the development of the Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care approach, initially developed in the 1990’s as a system design model for implementing integrated services for individuals with co-occurring mental illness and SUD. Dr. Minkoff’s tenure as a community-hospital-based Medical Director and Chief of Psychiatry extended from 1984-1999, during which he was responsible for oversight and development of every type of inpatient and outpatient MH and SUD program. He also was the Medical Director of a multi-state managed-care-oriented behavioral health hospital management company from 1990-2001, and Medical Director of a large psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts, which included both an integrated MH/SUD unit, and an integrated MI/DD unit, from 1998-2000. With David Pollack, MD, he co-edited a seminal work on public sector managed care, Public Sector Managed Mental Health Care: A Survival Manual (1997), and has been a contributor to the development of the American Society of Addiction Medicine patient placement criteria.