Dr. Jeanie Tse, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Director of Integrated Health at the Institute for Community Living, will be a guest speaker at the “Integrating Physical and Mental Health: Models that Work” conference, hosted by NY Public Psychiatry on Friday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Hospital in NYC located at 1000 Tenth Ave (between 58th & 59th St) in Conference Room B, 2nd Floor.

Dr. Tse’s presentation, “Medical Care in the Psychiatric Setting” will describe the work ICL has implemented to introduce medical care into behavioral health programs.

Among ICL’s efforts to incorporate medical care into its behavioral health programs is its Healthy Living (HL) program, which has been supported through a $1.6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) last fall. One of only 30 health care facilities from across the country to be awarded this highly competitive grant, the HL program promotes recovery from serious mental illness, substance abuse and physical illness. The HL program provides early intervention to identify and treat medical conditions, along with continuous monitoring and health education support. The program draws together ICL’s expert services with outside health specialists who work together to provide individualized and flexible services based upon each person’s need and preference. Challenges to integration including regulatory and funding issues will be discussed at the conference. The NYS Health Foundation, NYS Office of Mental Health, NY Community Trust and Brooklyn Community Foundation also support the Healthy Living Program.

“People with serious mental illness suffer from significant health disparities—as a behavioral health community it is our responsibility to address this at every service opportunity,” says Dr. Jeanie Tse, Director of Integrated Health at the Institute for Community Living.

A well-respected leader in the field, Dr. Tse also serves on the faculty of both the Columbia University and NYU Public Psychiatry Fellowship Programs and has been appointed to co-chair the New York State Department of Health’s Medication Recommendations Clinical Workgroup subcommittee.

For more information regarding ICL and its Healthy Living initiatives, please call ICL at (212) 385-3030.