Council for Mental Health Advocacy Policy Forum

Our Policy Experts sharing perspectives on Issues Vital to our Profession to boost Awareness and Advocacy.

Through this forum, we are tapping into our profession's pool of expertise in order to highlight current policy issues important to nursing and the delivery of mental health care. We're asking these experts to share their knowledge and vision through video presentations in order to enhance your awareness and empower you to advocate for PMH nursing.

Announcing a Council for Mental Health Advocacy Policy Forum on Integrated Physical and Mental Health Care:

Policy Implications of Integrated Care

Sharon Katz

In this conversation with Council Chair Peg Halter, Sharon Katz, FPMH-APRN, CRNP covers the background, key principles and models, and the current and future implications of integrated care. She also examines how psychiatric-mental health nursing can play a role in integrated care, both currently and in the future.

You can opt to view the whole presentation at one time, or you can view shorter excerpts by topic.

Policy Implications of Integrated Care - Full Presentation (01:14:28)
Part I: Background (00:15:10)
Part II: Vision for Integrated Care (00:14:19)
Part III: Models of Care & Key Principles (00:09:21)
Part IV: Defining our Place (00:16:01)
Part V: Looking to the Future (00:19:51)

About Sharon
Sharon R. Katz, FPMH-APRN, CRNP is the owner of Collaborative Care, a multi site and integrated mental health practice based in Abington, PA.  Founded in 1995 to advance psychiatric nursing in integrated medical environments, she has worked in primary care and dialysis practices as well as developed an outpatient clinical practice to provide supportive mental health services.  Sharon has heralded the development of psychiatric nursing and integrated mental health policy through APNA as President of the Pennsylvania chapter and participation in LACE.


Integrated Care Resources in the APNA Resource Center
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
National Council for Behavioral Health
SAMSHA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

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