Integrated Physical and Mental Health Care Best Practice Approaches & Initiatives

National Best Practice Approaches and Initiatives

  • John A. Hartford Foundation: IMPACT Program
    This study examined the effects of the IMPACT intervention on depression, quality of life, physical functioning and other areas of physical and mental health. The web site is intended as a source of information and materials designed to help clinicians and organizations implement IMPACT in a variety of settings.
     
  • MacArthur Initiative on Depression and Primary Care: RESPECT study and 3CM Model
    The MacArthur Initiative on Depression and Primary Care bases its work on the premise that primary care clinicians must be well qualified and confident in their ability to care for depressed patients. The Initiative's mission is to improve care and outcomes nationwide for patients with depressive disorders treated in primary care practices.
     
  • RWJ Program: Depression in Primary Care – Linking Clinical and System Strategies
    This $12 million national program funded by RWJF from 2000 to 2007 aimed to spur health care organizations to use a chronic care model to recognize and treat depression, and to develop financial and other incentives to support the use of the model.

State Best Practice Approaches and Initiatives

California

  • California Endowment: Integrated Behavioral Health Project
    IBHP, a strategic initiative of The California Endowment and a project of Tides Center, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating and elevating integrated behavioral healthcare throughout California. Its site provides rationales, evidence-based practices and tools needed to set up a successfully integrated program as well as a snapshot of policies and practices throughout the country.
     
  • California Institute for Mental Health: California Primary Care and Mental Health Integration Initiatives
    The California Institute for Mental Health, in collaboration with a range of partners from government, academia and the service delivery sectors amongst others, is working on several initiatives that will begin to address the pressing need for improved linkage and access between primary and behavioral healthcare in our state.

Louisiana

  • REACH NOLA
    REACH NOLA seeks to improve community health and access to quality health care in New Orleans through community-academic partnered programs.  Partners include neighborhood organizations, faith-based groups, clinical service providers, academic institutions, and other health stakeholders.

Minnesota

Texas

Utah and Southeastern Idaho

Vermont

  • Vermont Community-Based Teams
    Community-based health teams—comprising nurse coordinators, behavioral health counselors, and social workers—help primary care practices assess patients' needs, coordinate community-based support services, and provide multidisciplinary care, through a program organized by the Vermont Blueprint for Health, a public–private partnership.


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