The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings. CIHS is the first “national home” for information, experts, and other resources dedicated to bidirectional integration of behavioral health and primary care.
Jointly-funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources Services Administration, and run by the National Council for Behavioral Health, CIHS provides training and technical assistance to over 100 community behavioral health organizations that received Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grants, as well as to community health centers and other primary care and behavioral health organizations.
CIHS’s wide array of training and technical assistance helps improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of integrated services, which ultimately improves the health and wellness of individuals living with behavioral health disorders.
CIHS Steering Committee
The CIHS Steering Committee provides strategic thinking and helps to inform CIHS' training and technical assistance activities. Comprised of leaders from the fields of primary and behavioral health care, the members offer unique innovations and strategic thinking to inform the expansion of primary and behavioral health care integration.
Linda Rosenberg – Corporate Monitor
Laura Galbreath – Director
Jenny Crawford – Deputy Director
Larry Fricks – Deputy Director
Michael R. Lardieri - Vice President, Health IT & Strategic Development
Emma Green – Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Aaron Williams – Director of Training and Technical Assistance for Substance Abuse
Colleen O’Donnell – Director HIT Technical Assistance and Training
Jeff Capobianco – Evaluation and Performance Measurement
Tony Salerno – Learning Community Consultant
Linda Ligenza - Learning Community Consultant
Aaron Surma – Quality Assurance Associate
Hannah Mason – Senior Associate
Rose Felipe – Associate
Daisy Wheeler- Contracts Administrator