BeST Center

Integrated Primary & Mental Health Care

The BeST Center and its partners are working to improve the quality of life and care for individuals affected by chronic physical and psychiatric conditions.

People with serious mental illnesses die signifi cantly earlier than individuals who do not have mental illnesses. This is a staggering and sad statistic, because people with mental illness die from the same treatable causes that those in the general population do: cardiovascular disease and complications from diabetes, cancer and strokes.

Integrated Care Technical Assistance & Consultation Team (TACT), and Integrated Care @ NEOMED (IC@N) Project ECHO

TACT aims to develop a workforce that can effectively care for individuals with complex co-occurring psychiatric and physical conditions. The teams assist organizations that have or are committed to creating integrated care teams and providing opportunities for pre-workforce professionals to participate in these teams.

TACT offers weekly educational programs and case consultation aimed at building expertise and enhancing care delivery for children and young adults with complex, co-occurring psychiatric and physical conditions and for promoting integrated, team-based care. A public service provided by NEOMED.

Meets via Zoom Technology
Fridays from Noon- 1 p.m.
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IC@N Project ECHO resource page provides ways for the IC@N ECHO community to access resources and communicate in between ECHO sessions.

View  IC@N brief lectures

Please contact Nichole E. Ammon, M.S.Ed., PCC-S, BeST Center manager of integrated health care initiatives, at or 330.325.6613 to learn more.


BeST Center

BeST Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center

Department of Psychiatry