Social Work Heals Making the Case for Integrated Care
Making the Case for Integrated Care
Monica Williams Harrison, MSW, LCSW
Jasmine Williams, MSW, LCSW
Lead Behavioral Health Clinician
Tim & Carolyn Rice Center for Child and Adolescent Health
Despite mounting evidence showing the interplay between physical and mental health, the nation’s healthcare delivery system continues to silo and separate, not integrate, these dimensions of overall health. This results in fragmented care, untreated mental health and substance use concerns, increased utilization of emergency room services, and increases in the overall cost of healthcare. This session will provide attendees with research and practice-based information and insights on how social worker-engaged and led integrated care models improve outcomes.