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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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The Chronic Care Model

Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this model has significantly influenced the development of the patient-centered medical home.
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Primary Care in Behavioral Health Education

A training endeavor for behavioral health professionals who wish to work in primary care settings provided by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Evidence-based resources, tools and support for organizations working to integrate primary and behavioral health care.
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Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Created by AHRQ to provide a national resource and coordinating center for those interested in behavioral health and primary care integration.
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Health Resources and Services Administration – Behavioral Health

Information and resources from the Health Resources and Services Administration
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University of Washington AIMS Center

A group of faculty, staff and consultants dedicated to improving the health of populations by advancing the research and implementation of collaborative care.
Integrated CareGuide

National Institute of Mental Health

Overview of Integrated Care.
Integrated CareGuide

Preventative Services

Clinical guidelines and recommendations for preventative services from AHRQ.
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IMPACT Program

The IMPACT study demonstrated that collaborative care more than doubled the effectiveness of depression treatment for older adults in primary care settings.
Integrated CareGuide

Advancing Behavioral Health Integration Within NCQA Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Reviews the NCQA standards for patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), highlighting standards that are specific to behavioral health integration, and providing an expanded interpretation of all standards with a lens
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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.
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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.