i2i Advocacy Education and Strategy Presentations

January 24, 2022

i2i remains true to its mission to progress the public MH/IDD/SUD system by including all perspectives in legislative and policy making deliberations.  Over the past few months, i2i has provided several educational opportunities to offer  strategies for strong advocacy.  Advocacy and collaboration are critical components of policy shifts and the emphasis of these presentations is…


i2i Center Partners with FHLI on Duke Endowment Grant to Improve and Advocate for Behavioral Health Needs of NC’s Children and Adolescents

August 18, 2021

i2i will partner with the Center of Excellence for Integrated Care (COE), a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI), on a grant from The Duke Endowment.  The grant will allow FHLI to lead a three-year program focused on child and adolescent behavioral health.  The emphasis of the project is on advocacy…


Innovation Award Nominations Now Open!

At this year’s Pinehurst Conference, we will once again take the opportunity to highlight some of the great programs and services going on in NC with the presentation of the 2021 Innovation Awards.  We have adapted and updated some of the categories to better reflect today’s circumstances and to focus on areas of importance.  In…


i2i Supporting the Quality Strategy – NC’s Opportunity to Improve Care

May 18, 2021

A message from the i2i Center Executive Director Ann Rodriguez This started as an informational article about the Quality Strategy for North Carolina’s Medicaid Transformation.  But I realized that what I most wanted to achieve with this article is to compel readers to become active in the formulation of the Quality Strategy.  With an article,…


Center for Healthcare Strategies President & CEO to Keynote Spring Conference

March 23, 2021

The Opening Plenary keynote for the Spring Conference will be Allison Hamblin, MSPH, President and CEO of the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). She will be discussing national trends and innovations in Medicaid behavioral health and healthcare, the progress of integrated care, the role of value based care and serving individuals with complex needs….


NC DHHS Creates New Medicaid Managed Care Provider Page

February 16, 2021

The new webpage includes important information for Providers as we transition to the Standard Plan between now and July 1. Information includes: Provider Directory Key Dates of Transformation Contracting Information Provider Playbook Updates Upcoming Webinars February – April, 2021 and more.


A Message from the New i2i Executive Director

February 2, 2021

I am so honored to be the new Executive Director of the i2i Center for Integrative Health.  As many of you know, I have been with i2i since its inception in January 2018 and with the legacy organization, the NC Council of Community Programs, since 1994.  I have a family member who gives me the…


Message from Mary Hooper

December 17, 2020

I appreciate and welcome the opportunity to offer a few comments as I look forward to my upcoming retirement.  As those of you who attended our Pinehurst conference heard me say, it has truly been my privilege to serve in this leadership role with i2i (as well as our legacy organization).  I’ve learned a great…