Integrated Physical and Mental Health Care Guides, Reports, Models, and Tools

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Comparative Effectiveness of Collaborative Chronic Care Models for Mental Health Conditions Across Primary, Specialty, and Behavioral Health Care Settings: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Study in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that collaborative care models can improve mental and physical outcomes for individuals with mental illness across a wide variety of care settings. (pdf)
The Business Case for the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care
This monograph addresses the business case for integration of behavioral health and provides guidance on how to evaluate this business case at an individual Health Center.
Coalitions and Community Health: Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care
Outlines how the community substance abuse prevention coalitions can help to reduce substance use while ensuring that individuals needing coordinated services receive the care they need. (pdf)
Substance Use Disorders and the Person-Centered Healthcare Home
From the National Council, describes the integration of substance use treatment with healthcare services. (pdf)
Behavioral Health and Health IT
Report from the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, discusses the adoption of HIT among behavioral health providers and presents actions to improve information exchange.
Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care
Describes models of integrated care, assesses how integration impacts patient outcomes, and describes barriers to sustainable programs, HIT, and reimbursement structures.
Tools & Toolkits
Cultural Competency in Mental Health Peer-run Programs and Self-Help Groups
SAMHSA tool to assess cultural competency as part of a program and group environment. (pdf)
Screening Tools
Screening tools from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions for use in primary care and other healthcare settings. Includes screening tools for depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, suicide risk, and anxiety disorders.
IMPACT Program - Tools
A wide range of tools, from treatment manuals to patient tracking tools, which assist in the implementation of the IMPACT program, from the John A. Hartford Foundation.
Implementation Tools
The tools offered University of Washington AIMS Center are designed to help you plan and implement a successful integrated care program.
SBIRT: Opportunities for Implementation and Points to Consider
SAMHSA overview of SBIRT’s benefits and core components, opportunities for implementation, and potential obstacles to implementation. (pdf)
Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration Sustainability Checklist
Lists many of the most important elements of your clinical organization that need to change to support integration in your clinic. Used to identify the work that must be done to accomplish integration. (pdf)
Checklist for Evaluating Health Promotion Programs for Persons with Serious Mental Illness: What Works?
Checklist to help providers make informed decisions regarding evidence-based programs and practices designed to improve fitness and reduce obesity for people with serious mental illness. (pdf)
Tapping Mobile Technology for Improved Integrated Care
SAMHSA exploration of available mobile technology for use in an integrated care setting, including available apps and tips for incorporating technology into practice.
Advancing Behavioral Health Integration Within NCQA Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Outlines the 2014 NCQA PCMH standards related to integrating behavioral health and details the specific elements of behavioral health required in PCMH recognition.
9 Core Competencies for Integrated Care
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) & Annapolis Coalition-developed nine competencies that can be used to shape workforce training, inform job descriptions, recruit candidates, orient staff, and complete performance assessments.
Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration
From AHRQ, provides a common definitional framework for building behavioral health integration as one important way to improve health care quality. (pdf)
Behavioral Health Homes for People with Mental Health & Substance Use Conditions: The Core Clinical Features
SAMHSA paper that outlines clinical features and introduces real-world examples of how behavioral health provider organizations are successfully implementing the clinical features of a health homes. (pdf)
An Employer’s Guide to Behavioral Health Services
A roadmap and recommendations for evaluating, designing and implementing behavioral health services from the National Business Group on Health. (pdf)
Same Day Billing for Mental Health Services and Primary Care Services
Medicare Part B pays for reasonable and necessary integrated health care services when they are furnished on the same day, to the same patient, by the same professional or a different professional. (pdf)
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
From the National Council, a set of FAQs about Affordable Care Organizations, including recommended steps for behavioral health providers to become involved.
Promising Medicaid Models
A Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief on 5 approaches underway in Medicaid: universal screening, navigators, co-location, health homes, and system-level integration. (pdf)
Evolving Models in Primary Care
Summarizes evidence and states’ experiences; provides 8 models of coordinating care across a continuum according to stakeholder needs, resources, and practice patterns. (pdf)
Integrated Care Models
From SAMHSA, Evidence, examples, and models supporting primary and behavioral healthcare integration.
The Chronic Care Model
Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this model has significantly influenced the development of the patient-centered medical home.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
The use of pharmacological medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a ‘whole patient' approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
Certificate Programs
University of Massachusetts Medical School: Department of Family Medicine and Community Health's Certificate Program in Primary Care Behavioral Health
A training endeavor for behavioral health professionals who wish to work in primary care settings. Particularly targeted to prepare behavioral health professionals for the Patient Centered Medical Home model.
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