1135 Kildaire Farm Road
Suite 200
Cary, NC 27511

 

Website:  https://i2icenter.org/
Facebook Page: i2i Center for Integrative Health

The i2i Center for Integrative Health was established in January 2018 as a statewide organization focused on improving and facilitating care integration for those in the public MH/IDD/SUD system in NC. i2i grew out of a 34 year legacy organization, the NC Council of Community Programs.

i2i’s Opening Plenary Session at December Conference in Pinehurst, 2021

i2i’s mission is to foster collaborative and evidence-based initiatives for improving the quality and efficacy of the behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use care and support service systems within a comprehensive system of whole person care.

 

1) We recently completed a national grant project that defines the value of the care management role in Medicaid for consumers and family members. A White Paper was developed with critical recommendations to improve the relationship between care mangers and consumers that will result in more meaningful and effective care for those being served. The White Paper has been shared with NC DHHS, PHPs, Care Management Providers, and LME/MCOs.

i2i Executive Director Ann Rodriguez and NC DHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley

2) i2i is currently working with Janssen on a project to developing relevant and meaningful educational materials and resources that will be racially and culturally appropriate for individuals who are African American and diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness.

3) i2i is partnering with the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care (COE), a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI), on a grant from The Duke Endowment. The grant will allow FHLI to lead a three-year program focused on child and adolescent behavioral health. The emphasis of the project is on advocacy for mental health check-ups for children, as well as on training for behavioral health professionals to provide pediatric and family assessments and interventions.

Exec. Director Ann Rodriguez, Victor Armstrong, Chief Health Equity Officer, Sec. Kody Kinsley and i2i President Kurtis Taylor