Caring as Communities

Addressing Gaps in the Behavioral Health Care System

June 24, 2020 Collective Medical Season 1 Episode 2
Caring as Communities
Addressing Gaps in the Behavioral Health Care System
Show Notes

Join us for a discussion about the disparities facing the behavioral health care system. We'll cover the high cost of mental health care, ending the stigma of behavioral health conditions—including in the workplace, merging behavioral and physical health systems, and expanding and diversifying acute care options for behavioral health.  


 Dr. Scott Zeller, Vice President of Acute Psychiatry for the multispecialty medical partnership Vituity, Assistant Clinical Professor at both the University of California-Riverside and Touro University medical schools, and Past-President of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. 

Dr. Zeller developed the innovative approach to eliminate emergency department psychiatric patient boarding known as the "Alameda Model" and is known as the creator of the EmPATH Unit concept and co-inventor of On-Demand Emergency Telepsychiatry.

Deborah Jean Parsons, Ph.D., Director of Integrated Care at Aspire Health Alliance and consultant for the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and adjunct faculty at Quincy College, Lasell College, and the University of Massachusetts in Boston. 

Dr. Parsons is an experienced professional in the fields of children's mental health, social services, and healthcare. She currently leads two Community Partner programs in a Massachusetts Medicaid incentive program, providing high-quality care coordination for adults who have complex physical, behavioral health, and social needs. 

Kat McDavitt,
Head of External Affairs, Collective Medical
Dr. Enrique Enguidanos, CEO and Founder, Community Based Coordination Solutions