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Morning Session 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

The Power of Partnership

“Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”          

  -Bill Gates- 

Partnerships have always been essential to our success as human beings, but in this interconnected world, they are mission critical. How we enter into partnerships can shape our success or failure in ways small and cumulative -- and large and dramatic. In this morning session, we will take a look at influential partnerships, both inside and out, uncovering the ways in which partnerships may determine a NAMI State Organization or NAMI Affiliate’s ultimate success.

With Lynn Borton, NAMI’s Chief Operating Officer and Valerie Hunter, NAMI’s National Consultant on Organizational Learning, you’ll explore the remarkable alchemy that makes partnership come alive in NAMI organizations. Go deeper into the lessons and tools that really make the difference. Expect a lively and evocative session that will invite you to take intentional action for creating stronger partnerships inside your organization.

After the morning break, you’ll get an insider’s look into the world of integrated health care with guides who will show us where the current opportunities and risks lie for NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates – and why strong partnership is so critical in this arena. We are excited to bring back Angela Kimball, NAMI’s former Director of State Policy in her new role as Innovator Agent for the State of Oregon, to give us the inner workings of financing, service delivery and more. She’ll describe what kinds of partnerships are shaping this emerging landscape and what you must to do to be an active partner in your own state’s system.

Rebecca Glathar, Executive Director of NAMI Utah, and her health care partner Delia Rochon from Intermountain Healthcare will provide us with examples of on-the-ground innovation and how it’s changing mental health care in the state of Utah: a story of money, metrics and influence! You’ll learn how you can help your organization become more relevant in this brave new world of integrated health care through the power of partnership.

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Innovative and Integrative
Here are two ways that NAMI Utah is becoming an active partner in integrated healthcare in their state: the Behavioral Health Community Network and the Whole Health Initiative Project.

Summit Materials

Power of Partnerships - PowerPoint Presentation from the morning session

The Ladder and the Tree Worksheet 

Workshop Facilitators:

Lynn Borton is NAMI's Chief Operating Officer. Her position gives her a unique view into the inner organizational and governance workings of NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates. Despite having been around NAMI since 1985, she learns something new every day. She searches for ways those insights can influence how she approaches her work.

Valerie Hunter is NAMI’s National Consultant on Organizational Learning. She helps NAMI learn and work better together, first by asking questions and closely listening, and then, by designing and facilitating processes that generate experiences to teach us. Her work ethic is best summed up by this quote by Benjamin Disraeli: “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to them their own."

Angela Kimball serves as an Innovator Agent in the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center. In this role, Angela works closely with PacificSource Community Solutions Coordinated Care Organization, state agencies and community stakeholders to facilitate health care transformation and promote the dissemination of innovative practices. Angela’s career was inspired by her son’s experience living with a mental health condition and a desire to improve how individuals and families experience health, mental health and addictions care.

Delia Rochon is currently the director of Mental Health programs for Intermountain Healthcare, where she has worked for 16 years. As such, she seeks to improve access to mental health services for low income families and individuals by creating and supporting community and multi-agency partnerships to foster collaboration and sustainability. She has more than 25 years of hands-on experience as an organizer, trainer, facilitator, and community-based program designer, studying and implementing community programs in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Latin America.

Rebecca Glathar has served as NAMI Utah’s Executive Director for two years. She has directed the Whole Health Initiative project, which provides mental health services in a low-income health clinic, for over four years. She is passionate about ensuring that individuals receive services for all their healthcare needs, whether mental health or physical health. She has partnered with hospitals, healthcare clinics, mental health clinics and private providers on cooperative projects aimed at health care integration.


Related Files

Power of Partnership PPT
The Ladder and the Tree Worksheet (PDF File)

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