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Please visit our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked Presenter questions. Please take a few minutes to review the information that follows regarding IPBHC’s 2019 Call for Proposals.

Start the process of submitting your proposal by following the link below. Please be aware there is a 30 minute time limit for the submission process. If you have more than one proposal to submit, please send the additional proposals to

Submit Your Proposal

For questions, please contact Nina Barbee, Conference Program Coordinator, at


Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 4th annual Integrating Primary and Behavioral Health Care Through the Lens of Prevention Conference (IPBHC). This conference is designed to enhance the national conversation on the role of prevention in the world of health care transformation. Among these are initiatives that integrate behavioral health and primary care, including primary care health homes and behavioral health homes created under provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the integration of prevention services with addiction, mental health, and primary care services. We value proposals that emphasize communities in transition, culturally relevant and responsive prevention in and with primary care, and sustainability through community partnerships, such as healthcare neighborhoods, infrastructure enhancement, and policy development.

The primary focus for the 2019 conference will be to continue discussing how all types of prevention services—substance use prevention, mental health promotion, health and wellness, and primary care–can come together in a comprehensive way to support health for population groups and communities. In 2019, we welcome presentations on a wide spectrum of prevention topics and issues that will spark conversation, support the development of an integrated prevention infrastructure and provide examples of communities where this is happening.

We are looking for workshop submissions that emphasize:

  • Local, State and Federal Policy
    • How will or does policy need to change to support the concept of Integration Prevention services
    • Examples of community policy changes that support this concept
    • Conceptual models for the integration through the lens of prevention and across silos
  • Practice and/or Service
    • How will treatment and prevention practice change in an integrated model
    • Examples of integrated addiction prevention and treatment programs
    • Examples of integrated prevention services with primary care
    • How the law enforcement establishment can improve its police and community service functions with the advent of prevention into primary and behavioral health care
  • Administrative/System
    • How will the system of health care delivery look through the lens of prevention
    • Examples of system integration that incorporates the existing silos of prevention
    • Conceptual models for health neighborhoods that integrate prevention services
  • Research and Education
    • What existing research can be used to guide the various discussions that are needed
    • What is needed for the elevator speech
    • What new education will the existing workforce need to implement health care integration and the establishment of prevention

Read the Letter to Presenters from Dr. Belinda Biscoe, Interim Senior Associate Vice President of University Outreach


(Information about the professionals your presentation will address)

The conference will be targeted to a wide array of individuals, professional groups and organizations from multiple backgrounds, approaches, and disciplines—among them:

  • Addiction prevention and treatment professionals
  • Mental health promotion and treatment professionals
  • Physical health practitioners
  • Policy makers from local, state, and federal levels
  • Researchers from prevention and treatment
  • Educators from schools of social work, psychology, sociology, public health, and medicine
  • Community activists and advocates
  • Law enforcement officials from police chiefs to officers on the beat
  • Public school professionals


Workshop sessions will be 90 minutes in length. The conference committee prefers interactive workshops. Didactic workshops will be accepted, but it is preferred that the didactic portion of the workshop be limited to no more than 45 minutes, with the remaining time left for questions and interaction with the audience. When submitting your presentation proposal, please note how you will engage the audience in the workshop. Panel presentations are acceptable, as well, but must also include provisions for audience participation.


  1. Relevance to the conference and core focus areas—i.e., the role of prevention in health integration and initiatives that incorporate behavioral and primary care, including primary care health homes and behavioral health homes
  2. Existence of a well-defined syllabus and learning objectives that will meet CEU/CME credit requirements
  3. Evidence that issues of cultural relevance and competency are clearly addressed
  4. Originality of presentation style and opportunities for participant involvement
  5. The attachment of power points with the proposal submission