TOOLS FOR INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTHCARE

  • Behavioral Health Homes for People with Mental Health & Substance Use Conditions; THE CORE CLINICAL FEATURES
    These guidelines propose a set of the core clinical features of a behavioral health-based health home that serves people with mental health and substance use disorders. The term behavioral health home is used for multiple reasons: 1) to acknowledge the potential role of a diverse range of providers in providing care in these settings; 2) to highlight the broader range of nonmedical needs that should be addressed in these settings, particularly for persons with mental health and substance use disorders; and 3) to highlight the option of situating these homes in specialty mental health and substance use settings.
  • Evolving Models of Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care
    The U.S. mental health system fails to reach and/or adequately treat the millions of Americans
    suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. This report offers an approach to meeting these
    unmet needs: the integration of primary care and behavioral health care (Odom & Milbank).
  • Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care
    This document organizes and reviews each of the Nine (9) specific competencies. The core competencies developed through this project are intended to serve as a resource for provider organizations as they shape job descriptions, orientation programs, supervision, and performance reviews for workers delivering integrated care. Similarly, the competencies are to be a resource for educators as they shape curricula and training programs on integrated care.
  • Coalitions and Community Health: Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care
    The existing fragmented (and costly) system is especially harmful to people with substance abuse disorders who do not commonly receive coordinated, person-centered care that considers both their substance abuse needs (e.g., history of alcoholism or benzodiazepine addiction, etc) and mental and physical health needs (e.g., co-occurring depression and a seizure disorder, etc) By coordinating care for these individuals, and addressing their behavioral and physical health needs, integration closes these gaps and focuses on whole health outcomes.