News Brief


A Message from the New i2i Executive Director

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…


Governor’s Council Recommends Expanding Access to Health Care Coverage

The concept of expanding Medicaid has been met with fierce debate in North Carolina—even to the point of causing a budget impasse between the Governor and the NC General Assembly.  The NC Council for Health Care Coverage was a bipartisan, diverse group of legislative, business and State government leaders convened by Governor Cooper to discuss…

News Brief

Old Vineyard – Changing to Meet Community Needs

During the pandemic, mental health struggles and substance use are increasing for many people.  Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services continues to make changes to meet these challenges.  To respond to these needs, Old Vineyard added services with virtual access.  Our clinical admissions team offers online assessments as on option for individuals who prefer this method…


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…

Medicaid Transformation

RFA for BH/IDD Tailored Plan – What You Need to Know

December 16, 2020

A key indicator that Medicaid Transformation is back is the recent publication of the Request for Application (RFA) for the BH/IDD Tailored Plan.  The Tailored Plan is scheduled to go-live on July 1, 2022, one year after the Standard Plan is implemented.  And with all of the requirements in the RFA for physical health, it…

Medicaid Transformation

Medicaid Transformation Timelines Set

NC DHHS Secretary for Medicaid Dave Richard recently spoke to the Medical Care Advisory Committee on December 11th about the commitment of the Department to move forward with Medicaid Managed Care Implementation.  Richard characterized the move to managed care in Medicaid as the means to meet the larger priorities of the State, i.e. value-based care…


i2i to Convene Consumers to Define Value of Care Management for Individuals and Families

The Delta Center for a Thriving Public Safety Net has awarded the i2i Center for Integrative Health and the NC Community Health Centers Association (NCCHCA) a one-year grant.  The grant will allow i2i and NCCHCA to work with consumers, providers and payors to define the value of care management.  Under this grant, i2i along with…