If we want to improve health and well-being while lowering care costs, we must look beyond health care to the social determinants of health. While many are realizing that collaboration and holistic approaches are the solution, the health care and human services sectors are struggling to find the right formula to realize the full potential. Each sector comes with its own core assumptions and beliefs, rules and regulations, and financial pressures that get in the way of integration and innovation.

In the podcast More than Health Care: Nonprofits and Health Care Working Together, we break down the barriers by exposing the myths, misconceptions, and shortcomings of these efforts, as well as showcase the full potential of integration taking place in communities across the country. Listen for the latest on best practices, policy, inroads, and opportunities for integration and innovation.

Podcast host Jill Huynh and producer Erin Keltner work at the intersection of health and human services, each leading high-impact projects that involve daily challenges and ongoing learning in health and human services integration. Huynh is the vice president of new business development at Beech Acres Parenting Center and Keltner is the vice president of clinical services for KVC West Virginia. Both are members of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national network of social sector organizations dedicated to advancing our vision of a healthy and equitable society.

As students of this work, Huynh and Keltner interview experts across sectors, asking the right questions to uncover key ideas, promising practices, and lessons learned. They discuss the key takeaways that can help organizations in pursuit of improved health outcomes and lower care costs in their communities, or support those already on their way.

More than Health Care is presented by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Ascentria Care Alliance, Beech Acres Parenting Center, and KVC Health Systems.

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Podcast Episode 35: We All Need Common Ground?

Listen to Phil Basso of the American Public Human Services Association describe how a focused approach to find common ground between cross-sector partners benefits all involved. (More Information)


 

Podcast Episode 34: How Do You Measure Child Well-Being?

Listen to Milton Little Jr. of United Way of Atlanta as he describes how a focus on data brought new insight to help reimagine what was needed to improve child well-being. (More Information)


 

Podcast Episode 33: It's Evolutionary! Building Means Partnering Across Sectors (Part 2)

Be inspired and learn how Pillsbury United Communities developed a 20,000 square foot neighborhood grocery store into a crossroads of health, wellness, employment and community development in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (More Information)


 

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About the Hosts

Headshot of Jill HuynhJill Huynh

Vice President of New Business Development
Beech Acres Parenting Center

Jill Huynh is currently the Vice President for New Business Development at Beech Acres Parenting Center, which is a parent-focused, family-centered organization with the mission of: Inspiring and equipping today’s parents, families and communities to raise capable, caring, contributing children.  Huynh oversees transformative and innovative projects that will guide Beech Acres into the future by responding to the needs of today’s parents.

Parent Connext™ is a program that launched in 2016 under Huynh's leadership and embeds parenting specialists in the pediatric office to support parents experiencing challenges. With the goal to prevent and/or mitigate toxic family stress, this program brings medical expertise together with parenting expertise to support parents, children and families holistically.  Under Huynh's leadership, more than 10,000 parents have completed toxic stress screenings and more than 1200 parents have engaged in Parent Coaching services during the initial two years of implementation.

Huynh has been employed at Beech Acres for 20 years. Prior to joining the Beech Acres team, she worked for Psych Systems of Cincinnati and St. Joseph’s Orphanage as a child mental health clinician for several years.

Huynh has been a licensed social worker in Ohio since 1994. She graduated from the University of Louisville with degrees in psychology and sociology.

She has participated in numerous speaking engagements, trainings, and parenting workshops throughout the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area addressing parenting and mental health issues.  Huynh was nominated by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a 40 under 40 leader in the community. She is most proud of her two sons, Austin and Owen, as well as her 25 years of marriage to her husband, Minh.

Erin Keltner 

Vice President of Clinical Services 
KVC West Virgina

Erin Keltner is the vice president of clinical services for KVC West Virginia. KVC is a multi state organization that provides a wide range of services, including foster care, adoption, in-home therapeutic, behavioral health, and preventative services, as well as psychiatric care.

Keltner has been with KVC for 15 years and has held a number of positions within the agency, including case manager, clinician, Director of Development, Training, and Quality Assurance, and Vice President of Operations. She has worked with both KVC Kentucky and West Virginia, and has a passion for training, policy, and clinical practice. She has presented at numerous national conferences on child welfare and behavioral health issues.

Keltner received her bachelor's in psychology from Transylvania University and her master's in social work from the University of Kentucky. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in West Virginia.