A 2.5-day interdisciplinary summit to enhance collaboration, share best practices, and galvanize next steps that are more collaborative and innovative.

Summit sessions were livestreamed Nov. 3-5. 2015. Choose the segment you wish to view from the menu in the top left of the video window.


Experts from around the world met Nov. 2-5, 2015, at APA headquarters in Washington, D.C., with the goal of improving health through enhanced collaboration. 

Some 85 psychologists, physicians, public health workers and policy analysts met in person for the interdisciplinary summit "Global Approaches to Integrated Health Care: Translating Science and Best Practices into Patient-Centered Healthcare Delivery" at APA's Capitol View Conference Center. They were outnumbered by virtual attendees — more than 400 colleagues around the world — who viewed the proceedings during the 2 ½-day event via a live video simulcast.

 In all, viewers from 42 countries and 33 U.S. states watched as summit speakers explored issues impacting health, models of care delivery, barriers to access and health disparities, the use of technology in delivering services and the patient experience and empowerment.

The objectives of the summit were to:   

  • Share best practices and innovations across disciplines, health care professions, health care settings and countries.
  • Through shared understanding of “patient-centered care,” enhance public expectations (and appetite) for integration of health services. 
  • Bring together un-likeminded people, stakeholders across the health care domain in order to move progress. 
  • Galvanize next steps that are more collaborative and more innovative.  
  • Inform funding for needed research. 
  • Produce opportunities for continued learning for healthcare professionals about integrated and patient-centered care. 

Videos of all keynotes, panels and working group recommendations are available on APA's YouTube channel, displayed in the video window above. Just choose the video segment you want to view.

For details about the topics and the experts who joined in the discussions, view the program (PDF, 1.34MB).

Read the full summary (PDF, 136KB).


I am delighted to welcome you to the summit on Global Approaches to Integrated Health Care website. We view this summit as a groundbreaking effort to share best practices and innovations in integrated health care delivery across disciplines, health care professions, health care settings and countries. As we engage in our conversations, listen to the presentations, share our clinical experience, research and expertise, we hope to learn much, each from the other.

I am also pleased at the diverse participation of experts in terms of their knowledge, their roles and the countries from which they come. They will bring an important voice to this global summit. I hope visitors to this website will share and expand the impact of this unique group in other areas of the United States and throughout the world. 

Barry S. Anton, PhD, ABPP 
American Psychological Association 

  • Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP, chair 
    George Washington University School of Medicine

  • Rinad Beidas, PhD 
    Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research 
    University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine 

  • Anne Kazak, PhD, ABPP 
    Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Sidney Kimmel Medical School of Thomas Jefferson University

  • Benjamin Miller, PsyD 
    Eugene S. Farley Jr. Health Policy Center 
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

  • Bonnie Nastasi, PhD 
    Tulane University

  • Nancy Ruddy, PhD 
    McCann Health

  • Brian Smedley, PhD 
    National Collaborative for Health Equity

  • Kari Stephens, PhD 
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
    Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education 
    University of Washington School of Medicine

  • Antonette Zeiss, PhD 
    Retired, Department of Veterans Affairs

APA Staff to Contact
  • Elena Eisman, EdD, ABPP

  • Joan Freund


Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

5:30-7:30 p.m.: Opening Reception

House of Sweden
2900 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

8:45 a.m.: Welcome and Overview of Summit
  • Norman B. Anderson, PhD, CEO and executive vice president (USA)
    American Psychological Association
  • Barry S. Anton, PHD, president (USA)
    American Psychological Association
9-9:45 a.m.: Opening Keynote: Global Perspective on Integrated Care
  • Reynaldo Holder, MD, MSc (USA)
    Pan American Health Organization
9:45-10:45 a.m.: Panel No. 1: Global Models of Integrated Care

Moderator: Antonette Zeiss, PhD

  • Shulin Chen, MD, PhD (China)
    Zhejiang University
  • Pamela Collins, MD, MPH (USA)
    National Institute of Mental Health
  • Tor Levin Hofgaard, PhD (Norway)
    Norwegian Psychological Association
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel No. 2: Models of Financing

Moderator: Benjamin Miller, PsyD

  • Stephen Melek, FSA, MAAA (USA)
    Milliman Inc.
  • Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH (USA)
    Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
  • Kavita Patel, MD, MS (USA)
    The Brookings Institute
12:45-1:30 p.m.: Keynote: Why Is It Difficult to Get Knowledge into Practice? A Review of the Evidence
  • Sue Dopson, PhD, MSc, BSc (United Kingdom)
    University of Oxford
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Panel No. 3: Models of Education/Training 

Moderator: Nancy Ruddy, PhD, ABPP

  • John Gilbert, PhD, FCAHS (Canada)
    The University of British Columbia
  • Katherine Sanchez, LCSW, PhD (USA)
    University of Texas
  • Jill Thistlethwaite, MBBS, MMED, PhD, FRACGP (Australia)
    University of Technology
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Panel No. 4: Models for Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practices/Systems Change 

Moderator: Rinad Beidas, PhD

  • Arthur C. Evans, PhD (USA)
    City of Philadelphia
  • Kurt Stange, MD (USA)
    Case Western University
  • Sharon Straus, MD, FRCPC (Canada)
    St. Michael's Hospital

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

8:45 a.m.: Welcome
9-9:45 a.m.: Keynote: Social Determinants of Health
  • Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, CPH (USA)
    University of South Florida
9:45-10:45 a.m.: Panel No. 5: Health Promotion, Prevention and Well-being 

Moderator: Bonnie Nastasi, PhD

  • Nav Chana, MA, ED, MBBS, FRCGP (United Kingdom)
    National Association of Primary Care
  • Parinda Khatri, PhD (USA)
    Cherokee Health Systems
  • Ronald Manderscheid, PhD (USA)
    National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel No. 6: Demographics, Culture and Health Disparities 

Moderator: Brian Smedley, PhD

  • Carlos Castillo-Salgado, MD (USA)
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Larke Huang, PhD (USA)
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Alex Scott-Samuel, MB, ChB MCommH, FFPH (United Kingdom)
    University of Liverpool
12:45-1:30 p.m.: Keynote: Harnessing the Power of Data and Technology
  • John Fortney, PhD (USA)
    University of Washington
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Panel No. 7: Measurement of Cost, Quality and Outcome Evaluation 

Moderator: Anne Kazak, PhD, ABPP

  • Henrica CW de Vet, PhD (Netherlands)
    VU University Medical Center
  • Ashlie Wilbon
    National Quality Forum
  • James Witter, MD, PhD, FACR (USA)
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Panel No. 8: Emerging Technologies 

Moderator: Kari Stephens, PhD

  • Patricia Areán, PhD (USA)
    University of Washington
  • David Mohr, PhD (USA)
    Northwestern University
  • Wilson Pace, MD (USA)
    DARTNet Institute

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

8:45 a.m.: Welcome
9-9:45 a.m.: Keynote: The Imperative to Anchor Care in Patient Needs and Perspectives
  • Dave deBronkart – "e-patient Dave"  (USA)
    Society for Participatory Medicine
9:45-10:30 a.m.: Panel No. 9: Summaries – Work Group Recommendations for Next Steps
10:45-11:30 a.m.: Panel No. 10: Reactions/Reflections – Special Populations 

Moderator: Susan McDaniel, PhD

  • Joan Asarnow, PhD (USA)
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Robyn Golden, LCSW (USA)
    Rush Medical Center
  • Arthur Evans, PhD (USA)
    City of Philadelphia
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Panel No. 11: Reactions/Reflections – International Perspectives 

Moderator: Susan McDaniel, PhD

  • Shulin Chen, MD, PhD (China)
    Zhejiang University
  • Telmo Mourinho Baptista, PhD  (Portugal)
    University of Lisbon
  • Jill Thistlethwaite, MBSS, MMED, PhD, FRCGP, FRACGP
    University of Technology
12:15 p.m.: Looking Forward, Next Steps

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  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)
  • APA Council of Representatives Caucus - Association of Practicing Psychologists
  • APA Council of Representatives Caucus - Caucus of State, Provincial and Territorial Representatives
  • Div.16 School Psychology
  • Div. 22 Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Div. 54 Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists


  • Div. 37 Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
  • Div. 31 State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs
  • Lisa Grossman, JD, PhD, ABPP