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On this episode of Health Care by the Numbers, our host Louise Yinug and co-host Wei-Lin Huang are joined by Britany Swallow, Behavior Health Coordinator and April Coffin, Director of Outpatient Behavior Health at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana. Together, they discuss the current state of behavioral health services and care coordination. Their conversation focuses on first-hand knowledge and lessons learned with successful behavioral health integration under value-based care, and challenges, especially those that relate to mental health stigmas and biases.  

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Louise Yinug
Senior Policy Analyst, Caravan Health

Louise Yinug came Caravan Health in 2018 with extensive public policy and government experience in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. At Caravan, Louise leads the development of written content for our external audiences, specializing in policy issues. Before joining Caravan, she worked on Capitol Hill where she managed a research team at the Congressional Research Service. Prior to her time at CRS, Ms. Yinug was a senior health policy and legislative analyst with the White House Office of Management and Budget and then later at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management working on a variety of health programs, including Medicaid, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, and the employer requirements of the Affordable Care Act. 

Wei-Lin Huang, LCSW
Clinical Leader, Caravan Health

Wei-Lin has a strong passion for population health management and value-based payment, especially supporting clients in successfully transforming the care they provide to their patients.

Wei-Lin has experience as a licensed independent social worker (LICSW) in Washington state. She has primarily worked as a medical social worker in both acute hospital settings and primary care settings providing concrete social work and integrated behavioral health services. As an improvement advisor at a non-profit quality improvement consulting organization, she supported primary care and behavioral health practices in Washington state with a variety of practice transformation initiatives, including Washington state’s Medicaid Transformation Demonstration Project. She also has experience supporting practices with implementing electronic tools to support care coordination and population health management strategies to elevate patient care. 

She graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from University of Southern California in 2011 and a Master’s in Applied Science – Population Health Management degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2020.  

Wei-Lin resides in Bothell, WA with her spouse, two children, and three cats. In her free time, she enjoys Olympic weightlifting, listening to podcasts, and baking. 

meet your Guests

April Coffin
LCSW Director of Outpatient and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Reid Health

April started out volunteering at a Crisis Center and working with youth at risk in a residential facility in California. Quickly realizing the lack of available services in the Community, she opened a behavioral health clinic and offered individual, family and group psychotherapy. After moving back to Indiana to be closer to family she continued her passion - working youth, adults, and families in a therapeutic setting. April provided therapeutic services as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Reid Health and over time transitioned to Director. Currently she is the Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services including Mental Health and Addictions and Residential mental health and addiction services for adolescents and acute mental health hospital-based stabilization for youth ages 6 to 17. Oversee Behavioral Health Coordination program located in primary care offices in Fayette and Wayne County with Reid Health.

Britany Swallow
Behavioral Health Coordinator, Reid Health

Britany was active as an undergrad doing several things representing the student body like being the student representative for the Chancellor search committee and president of the Student Government Association.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW).  From there, she started a job as a home-based case manager where she helped cover services like case management and supervised visitation for Region 12 (Henry County, Wayne County, Fayette County, Union County, Rush County, and Franklin County).  Britany came to Reid in 2018 and her title is Behavioral Health Coordinator.  As she explains to her patients, one of their goals is to manage the symptoms they are experiencing from their depression and anxiety through many different avenues.

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