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Principles and Frameworks Guiding the Integrated Approach (WISH, Module 3)

Length: 40 minutes
Description:This training discusses various frameworks that inform an integrated systems approach to addressing the physical and mental health needs of women in a holistic manner. It is the third training in a six-part series designed for those public health and/or mental health professionals who oversee health programs and services for adolescent girls and women of reproductive age. It is strongly recommended that users complete the modules in the series in sequence. To see a complete listing for the series please go to the Training Series section of this site.

The Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Online Training Series focuses on key components of an integrated approach to promoting the health of women during late adolescence and throughout the child-bearing years. This training series arose from the need for practice-based tools that advance multi-disciplinary partnership, community engagement and using evidence-based approaches grounded in proven theoretical models.
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Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) was a training grant funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Bureau of Health Professions in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 2010-13 with a partnership between the NC Institute for Public Health and the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health at the UNC School of Medicine. The project focused on promoting integrative community approaches to optimize mental and physical health among adolescents and women of reproductive age.

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel


WISH Project Team


Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

NCIPH Reviewer:

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

Subject Matter Expert Reviewers:

Monique C. Bethell, Ph.D
CTG Health Disparities Coordinator
Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section
NC Division of Public Health

Karen J. Luken, MSRA
Project Director
North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

Connie Renz, MSW
Director, Horizons Program
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
UNC School of Medicine

Kathleen Rounds, MSW, MPH, PHD
Professor, Chair of Doctoral Program
UNC School of Social Work

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)


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Overview and Lesson 1

Halfon, Neal. The Science of Early Child Development. UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities, National Center for Infancy and Early Childhood Health Policy, AIM-MCHB Child & Adolescent Policy Support Center. Connecticut Summit on the Early Years. Hartford, Connecticut, October 29, 2007. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ajdt2h3.

Lesson 2

Anthony, W. (1993). Recovery from mental illness: The guiding vision of the mental health service system in the 1990's. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 16(4), 11-24. http://www.bu.edu/cpr/repository/articles/pdf/anthony1993.pdf.

Contra Costa Health Services. Mental Health Services. Available at: http://cchealth.org/services/mental_health/.

Contra Costa Health Services. Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs Life Course Initiative. Available at: http://cchealth.org/lifecourse/pdf/12_point_plan_fact_sheet.pdf.

Deegan, P.E. (1988). Recovery: The lived experience of rehabilitation. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 11(4), 11-19.

Lu, M.C., Halfon, N. Racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes: a life-course perspective. Matern Child Health J. 2003;7:13-30.

Lu, M.C., Kotelchuck, M., Hogan, V., Jones, L., Wright, K., Halfon, N. Closing the Black-White gap in birth outcomes: a life-course approach. Ethn Dis. 2010 Winter;20(1 Suppl 2):S2-62-76.

Mahler, J., Tavano, S., et al. (2001). The recovery model: A conceptual framework and implementation plan. The Contra Costa County Mental Health Recovery Task Force, October, 2001, 1-8.

Mental Health Recovery. Available at: http://www.mhrecovery.com.

National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders. Life Course Game. Available at: http://www.citymatch.org.

SAMHSA. National Consensus Statement on Mental Health Recovery. Available at: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA05-4129/SMA05-4129.pdf.

SAMHSA. Transforming Mental Health Care in America: Federal Action Agenda, 2005. Available at: http://www.samhsa.gov/Federalactionagenda/NFC_TOC.aspx.

Sheedy, C.K., and Whitter, M., Guiding Principles and Elements of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care: What Do We Know From the Research? HHS Publication No. (SMA) 09-4439. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2009. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/a4dqj3z.

Shepherd, G. Boardman, J. and Slade, M. (2008). Making Recovery a Reality. Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, London. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/bt4eza7.

Triangle Consulting and the Mental Health Providers Form. The Recovery Star. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/basfshg.

Lesson 3

Alameda County Health Department, Building Blocks Collaborative. Available at: http://buildingblocksalamedacounty.wordpress.com/.

Community Care of NC. Behavioral Health Integration. Available at: http://www.communitycarenc.com/population-management/behavioral-health-page/.

Community Care of NC. Care Coordination for Children Initiative. Available at: http://www.communitycarenc.com/emerging-initiatives/care-coordination-children-cc4c/.

Community Care of NC. Pregnancy Medical Home Initiative. Available at: http://www.communitycarenc.com/emerging-initiatives/pregnancy-home/.

Drummonds, M. (April 25, 2008). Building an MCH Life Course Organization. Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/bnoot3b.

Life Skills Progression. Available at: http://lifeskillsprogression.com/home/index.