Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles webinar series


In the latest  Overcoming Obstacles webinar, independent physician practice experts will provide an overview of their experience integrating behavioral health, how they got started, the challenges and barriers they encountered and how they overcame those challenges and continue to measure success.

Physician experts will also share steps they took to ensure continued BHI success, implementation tips and how they are working to make their BHI model financially sustainable.

Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to engage directly with the experts via a live Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

Overcoming Obstacles registration

Register for this and upcoming webinars in the Overcoming Obstacles series.


Feb. 25, 2021, 1-2 p.m. Central


Register now for the webinar.


Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, vice president, healthcare quality, American Medical Association

Dr. Blake is vice president, healthcare quality at the American Medical Association where she leads the payment and quality initiatives of the AMA’s Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability strategic focus initiative. This includes the convening of the Behavioral Health Integration Collaborative of eight medical organizations. Today’s program is offered by the Collaborative.

Dr. Blake is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist who received her medical degree from the University of Chicago and her graduate medical education at Stanford University. She earned a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. From 1988 until 2011, Dr. Blake practiced at the New Mexico Heart Institute, where she served as president. She is a past president of the New Mexico Medical Society. Dr. Blake is a member of the General Internal Medicine faculty of the Johns Hopkins University.  

Yun L. Boylston, MD, MBA, FAAP, partner, Burlington Pediatrics P.A.

Dr. Boylston is a pediatrician at Burlington Pediatrics/Mebane Pediatrics in Alamance County, North Carolina. As a physician partner, she champions innovative strategies and operational effectiveness to build and sustain a thriving independent practice. In March 2020, she led her practice to adopt and scale telehealth operations, which now account for 20% of visit volume. A leader across health care’s continuum of care, Dr. Boylston is a trustee for Cone Health System and board chair of Carolina Complete Health. She serves as a board director of the NC Pediatric Society and is a past recipient of the Society’s Rising Star Early Career Physician Award. 

Dr. Boylston enjoys engaging student learners as a clinical preceptor for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. As a community pediatrician, she is passionate about improving access and quality of care within the medical home, including advancing integrated behavioral care. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University in biochemical sciences, Dr. Boylston completed her medical degree and pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine and her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

About the Overcoming Obstacles webinar series

This series will enable physicians to sustain a collaborative, integrated, whole-person and equitable approach to physical and behavioral health care in their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.


Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH

Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH

Vice president, healthcare quality, American Medical Association

Yun L. Boylston, MD, MBA, FAAP

Yun L. Boylston, MD, MBA, FAAP

Partner, Burlington Pediatrics P.A.