The Health Federation has been instrumental in leading implementation of behavioral health integration in primary care in the Philadelphia region. The Behavioral Health Consultation model embeds a licensed behavioral health specialist in the primary care practice to expand access to behavioral health services for the health center population, to strengthen the efficacy of primary care by addressing the behavioral as well as medical needs of the patients, and to increase engagement and restoration of functional status of patients by providing patient-centered, whole person care.
A new clinical practice guideline regarding the use of opioids for chronic pain has been released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD).
The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States.
Find alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country at findtreatment.samhsa.gov.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
SAMHSA's National Helpline - 1-800-662-HELP (4357) www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990 www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
Veteran's Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255) www.veteranscrisisline.net
The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews what we know about substance misuse and how you can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences.
A guide to integrating behavioral health in primary care and other ambulatory care settings. To aid in improving health care delivery in order to achieve better patient health outcomes.
This lexicon is a set of concepts and definitions developed by expert consensus for what we mean by behavioral health and primary care integration—a functional definition—what things look like in practice. A consensus lexicon enables effective communication and concerted action among clinicians, care systems, health plans, payers, researchers, policymakers, business modelers and patients working for effective, widespread implementation on a meaningful scale.
This six-level framework can be used for planning; creating a common language to discuss integration, progress, and financing; supporting assessment and benchmarking efforts; explaining integration efforts to stakeholders; and clarifying differences in vision between two or more partnering organizations.