Winter Conference Call for Presentations



The i2i Center is planning for our 2024 Winter Conference, December 10-12, 2024.  We are seeking experienced individuals to provide participants with cutting-edge knowledge, perspectives, abilities, and tools to navigate and enhance partnerships for success in North Carolina’s revamped Medicaid managed and integrated care program.  We are interested in exploring innovations in whole person approaches to services, strategies to address health disparities and promote racial equity, managing economic uncertainties, addressing value-based care and embracing the growing opportunities to utilize technology for both service management and practice.


This conference brings together leaders and stakeholders (600-800 participants) from the behavioral health, I/DD and health care systems.  Attendees include managers and executive team leaders and owners from provider agencies, public and private Medicaid plan managers, individual behavioral health and I/DD professionals, State and local agency leaders, elected officials, hospital leaders, members/beneficiaries, family members, advocates and others.  We are also seeking to include integrated care partners from the medical, social, education and justice systems.

Submission Topics

We are seeking in person session proposals for 1.5-hour and 1 hour Sparking Innovation submissions focused on innovative projects and programs.  All proposals should aim to address policy issues and implications, services, individual member involvement, and/or administrative aspects of any of the topic area below.  Submissions relevant to integrated care partners will be of high interest. Topics fall into several categories: Clinical, Operations, Technical, Advocacy/Societal and Policy.

CLINICAL – Innovations in integrated care that improve collaboration between mental health, intellectual-developmental disabilities and substance use services and healthcare providers that advance whole person care: (ex. new protocols, service supports, systems or technologies that enhance collaboration among providers and advance quality, whole person care).

OPERATIONSImprovements in services and/or administrative operations that advance whole person care in a managed care environment: (ex. utilizing population health data, care management, cross-system formalized partnerships, value-based contracting, addressing unmet health needs and non-medical drivers of health).

TECHNICALImportance of datadata sharing and system integration that can track and report outcomes in real-time, provide interface between providers, payers, care managers, CINs and ACOs, and track milestones for alternative payment mechanisms.

TECHNICALTechnological advancements that improve individual care and/or organizational management (ex: AI, technology enabled supports, digital interoperability, digital integration and transformation, consumer self-management technology, cyber security, robot technology etc.)

ADVOCACY/SOCIETALInnovations or initiatives to improve service-user outcomes, participation and/or access to care (ex: self-advocacy initiatives, community-based system linkages, strengthening the family voice, community inclusion, employment, recovery, expanding the use of peer support services, partnerships with schools and the justice system).

POLICYNew State and Federal policy changes impacting MH/IDD/SUD services (ex: Medicaid expansion, new state or federal funding for care, technology, partnerships, etc.

CLINICALClinical and Other Topics: Innovation in the treatment of opioid addiction, suicide prevention, whole person care, foster care, collaborations across health and human service systems/professionals, veterans care, and unmet health-related needs. 

ADVOCACY/SOCIETALSpecialty Topics: Addressing Racial and Social Injustice, Workforce Issues (including diversification and bias) Interfacing with the Justice System and Services and Supports for Individuals with Complex Needs.