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Community Health Forum: Integrating Mental and Physical Care for Whole Person Health

December 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am


Historically, the US healthcare system has separated physical health from mental health. This fragmentation leads to difficulty for people in navigating two separate healthcare systems. This fragmentation is exacerbated by mental health care being harder to access, more expensive, and stigmatized. Integrating mental health care into a primary care setting is an opportunity to address these challenges and support whole person health, an approach that involves considering all aspects of a person’s life that influence their health and wellbeing, including biological, behavioral, social, and environmental factors.

Join the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative on December 5 from 9am-11am to discuss the opportunities our healthcare system has to prioritize integrated care and ultimately improve both physical and mental health outcomes for our community.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the origin and impact of fragmentation of physical and mental care
  • Distinguish the components of integrated care and whole person health
  • Understand the benefits of an integrated approach to physical and mental care
  • Identify actionable approaches and outcomes of an integrated care model


CHI Saint Joseph Health Flaget Memorial Hospital
Medical Office Building B
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Conference Room
4371 New Shepherdsville Rd
Bardstown, KY 40004


Check back frequently for more speakers to be announced.

Russelyn Cruse, BSN, RN, CCM
Program Manager, Quality Assurance
CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners
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Diane Fahrbach
Sales Director, Wellbeing Solutions
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Lori Frazier
Lori Frazier
Senior Buyer, HR Services, Health Services, and Employee Benefits
GE Appliances, a Haier company
Elizabeth W. McKune, Ed.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Seven Counties Services
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Eric Russ, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Kentucky Psychological Association