Christina Fixari, LCSW

Christina Fixari, LCSW

Senior Director, Behavioral Health Integration
Ascension

Christina Fixari, LCSW, is Senior Director, Behavioral Health Integration, Ascension. In this role, Christina leads the development, implementation and delivery of behavioral health services across the Ascension’s Clinical & Network Services. An accomplished strategic clinical leader, she focuses on developing short- and long-term strategic plans for high-quality and cost-effective behavioral health services. Christina works to insert behavioral care in all aspects of care delivery, while also aiming to increase access to services, improve health outcomes and decrease associated costs. Previously, Christina expanded clinical behavioral health services, developed the department’s response to COVID-19 and managed daily operations to meet the needs of patients with chronic health conditions at Kaiser Permanente.

An experienced thought leader on the national stage, Christina developed and co-led a presentation on the quality care outcomes achieved by the Developmental Pediatric and Autism Services. Christina was recognized by the state of Colorado’s Office of Behavioral Health for a quality assurance training program entitled “The Care and Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness” and is a certified Psychological First Aid Trainer in Colorado. She received her bachelors degree in social work from Colorado State University, and masters of social work and business administration from the University of Denver.

All Sessions by Christina Fixari, LCSW

Behavioral and Mental Health Track Monday May 23, 2022
11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Addressing the “New Normal”: The Path Forward to Address Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Discuss efforts to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders
  • Learn how payers, providers, employers, and other health care stakeholders are supporting individuals with their mental health and well-being, and addiction treatment and recovery
  • Identify work being done to address the increasing rates of suicidal ideation and accidental overdose, particularly in adolescents and young adults
  • Examine strategies to effectively integrate behavioral health with primary care and support whole-person care
  • Highlight the innovations, advancements, and role of technology, to increase access to behavioral health services and treatment
Moderator: Melissa Fox