Megan Russell-Currie appointed to APA Integrated Health Care Alliance Advisory Board
Advanced Behavioral Health Director of Clinical and Professional Affairs Megan Russell-Currie was recently appointed to the American
Psychological Association’s (APA) Integrated Health Care Alliance Advisory Board.
her three-year term, Russell-Currie will work on a long-term initiative that
the importance of integrated health care to doctors and clinicians across the
awareness about a new payment model being used for integrated healthcare
funding as a foundation for value-based models
doctors and clinicians with the technical expertise – through training, peer
mentoring and coaching – to help them adopt this payment model and develop
integrated healthcare processes within their practices
“In collaboration other board members – such
as nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and
internal medicine doctors – we are looking to transform the way behavioral
healthcare is delivered,” she explained. “As part of this effort, we must highlight
the criticality of reintegrating physical and behavioral healthcare, ensuring
whole-person health, help identify risk factors and increase access to care to
people with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.”
In addition to Russell-Currie, the Integrated
Health Care Alliance Advisory Board includes leaders from organizations
including: The American Academy
of Pediatrics, The American College of Physicians, National Governors
Association, Patient Center Primary Care Collaborative, American Psychological
Association, American Psychiatric Association and Nemours.
brings analytic skills to the table
was selected to participate on the APA board as a result of her work at
Devereux to collect and analyze behavioral health outcomes and evidence-based
practices across the organization’s 15 centers. Note: “Outcomes” refer to the end results of actions to improve an individual’s behavioral health.
“Because Devereux’s practices already reflect
an integrated healthcare approach through interdisciplinary treatment models, my
goal is to connect with others on the board, and in the
field, to share our experiences, technical expertise and outcomes – so that
integrated healthcare becomes a standard of care,” explained Russell-Currie.
Russell-Currie said participating on this board
also will be an excellent opportunity to begin a deeper dive into the
development of Devereux’s integrated healthcare best practices and
evidence-based models, so they can be shared as part of this initiative.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of
the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight, and
leadership in the evolving field of behavioral health care. Founded in 1912 by special
education pioneer Helena Devereux, the nonprofit operates a comprehensive
national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational and employment programs
and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children,
adults and their families every year. Click here to learn more.
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