Vimbai Madzura, MA, LGSW
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Community and Care Integration Reform Division

Vimbai Madzura, MA, LGSW works as an Integration Reform Manager within the Community and Care Integration Reform Division in the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Within her role, Vimbai is responsibility for directing the work of behavioral health home (BHH) services, Minnesota’s version of the federal health home initiative, which is designed to deliver a set of services that integrate primary care, behavioral health, long-term supports and services, and social services for individuals with serious mental illness. Vimbai also works to support primary and behavioral health care integration efforts within DHS and in partnership with MDH. In addition, Vimbai is tasked as a champion liaison to support the DHS Policy on Equity and leads equity work within the division. Vimbai enjoys working with a team, as well as internal and external agency staff, who desire to see better health outcomes for all the communities served.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Working across state agencies, the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Human Services are engaging primary care and behavioral health providers to redefine health and redesign care. At the center of this process is creating a collaborative learning environment where providers and their partners continually improve to deliver whole person care by integrating across primary care, behavioral health, and social services. Participants at this interactive “show and tell” learning session will enhance knowledge and skills for: • Identifying integrated learning topics for whole…