Integrated Care and Community Health: Treating the “Whole Person”

Jul. 24, 2016 , 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Physical and mental health issues are closely connected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, major depressive disorder is found in 40 percent of cancer victims, 27 percent of diabetes patients and 17 percent of people with heart disease. Despite these strong linkages, siloed approaches to care prevent coordinated, integrated treatment and contribute to increased costs for county healthcare and human services programs. This panel session will showcase a successful care coordination initiative that is improving health outcomes and reducing the cost of care. 


Tom Stucke (moderator)

Vice President/Gen. Mgr., Public Sector



Ricardo Mendoza, M.D.

Chief Mental Health Psychiatrist

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health


Lisa Wong, Psy.D

District Chief

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health


Donna Dasig, R.N.

Senior Mental Health Counselor

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health


Jim Sorg, Ph.D.

Director of Care Integration and Information Technology

Tarzana Treatment Centers


Whitney Franz, MPH, RDN

QI Program Manager

L.A. Care Health Plan

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