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What is “Behavioral Health”?
Answer: Mental health problems and/or substance use problems
Why Is It Important to Treat Behavioral Health:
THE GOOD NEWS!
Most people, according to national surveys, prefer an integrated approach in which primary care and behavioral health providers WORK TOGETHER to address both their medical and behavioral health needs.
THE BAD NEWS –
Currently we have a fragmented health care delivery system in which medical, mental health, substance use and social services are delivered in GEOGRAPHICALLY and ORGANIZATIONALLY separate SILOS… ……with little or no effective collaboration.
(MED) ////// (MH) ///// (SUD) ////// (SOC SVCS)
THE GOOD NEWS (again!)
This segregated, separate system of health care delivery is beginning to change
DOWN TO BRASS TACKS: HOW is Integrated Care Coming to Your Doctor’s Office?
The ACA is funding pilot projects around the country (great success in Washington State, Minnesota etc) studying and adopting best ways to treat common mental disorders in
primary care. We can expect to see these changes coming soon to our doctor’s offices:
MORE GOOD NEWS!
The ACA supports the PCMH and ACO models of health care delivery, and they both support and include integrated care
The consensus is growing that patient-centered medical homes “includes the care of mental health/behavioral health/chemical dependency within the scope of a primary care practice.”
PCMH also call for:
So, overall……..YES, THIS IS PROGRESS !
|Board of Directors|
|Our Beliefs and Values|
|8 Ways to Know if Your Primary Care Doctor is Offering You Integrated Care|
|Burden of Mental Health Care Falling on Primary Care|
|State of Washington|
|State of New York|
|New Developments Re Depression Tx in Primary Care - What Consumers Need to Know Now|
|Integration for a Safety Net Population with Complex Needs|
|The (Posthumous) Case of Pam|
|Pittsburgh Leading the Way in Behavioral Integration Implementation|
|Pediatric Integrated Care|
|Mayo Clinic Experience Integrating Behavioral Healthcare|
|The Case of Jason|
|The Case of Gina|
|Case Management Society of America Interviews NHMH|
|Mental Health and Heart Disease|
|HISTORIC COMPROMISE IN SAN FRANCISCO:|
|The Rea Case|
|A Behavioral Health House Divided|
|5 Part Series|
|5 Part Series Part I|
|5 Part Series Part II|
|5 Part Series Part III|
|5 Part Series Part IV|
|5 Part Series Part V|
|Glossary of Terms|