Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Collaborative Overcoming Obstacles webinar series

On Oct. 22, 2020, at 7 p.m. Central, join the Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) Collaborative for the third webinar in the Overcoming Obstacles webinar series: "Keys to Success: Implementation Strategies for Virtual Behavioral Health Integration."

Overcoming Obstacles registration

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

In this webinar brought to you by the BHI Collaborative, physician experts will explore how physician practices can virtually support the behavioral health of their patients. Experts will examine when it is appropriate to employ video and/or telephonic telehealth technologies, and the steps needed to ensure they best support patients (adults, adolescents, and children) across a variety of care settings.

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


  • David Leszkowitz, DO–Medical director of outpatient addiction services, Department Chair of Family Medicine, Pontiac General Hospital Pontiac, MI; medical director of inpatient addiction services adult substance and detox facility, Connor Creek Life Solutions in Detroit, MI; addictionologist, Western Wayne Family Health Centers (FQHCC)


  • Jay Shore, MD, MPH–Director of telemedicine, medical director, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Frank Degruy, MD, MSFM–Director of primary care outreach and research, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Barry Sarvet, MD–Medical director, Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program and professor/chair of psychiatry at University of Massachusetts-Baystate
  • Brenda Anders Pring, MD–Atrius Health, chief of pediatric urgent care (Kenmore), pediatrician at Atrius Health (Copley), lecturer at Harvard Medical School


Register now for the event.


Oct. 22, 2020, at 7 p.m. Central.

About the BHI Collaborative

The American Medical Association along with seven leading medical associations have established the BHI Collaborative, a group dedicated to catalyzing effective and sustainable integration of behavioral and mental health care into physician practices.

With a focus on primary care, the Collaborative is committed to ensuring a professionally satisfying, sustainable physician practice experience and will act as a trusted partner to help them overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of meeting their patients’ mental and behavioral health needs. 

The medical associations include: the American Medical Association, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and the American Psychiatric Association.