Behavioral health issues can exacerbate other health conditions and make patients less likely to comply with important care plan aspects.
Since most patients are diagnosed in the primary care setting, integrated behavioral health models can ensure patients follow through with referrals to mental health care.
What's inside the toolkit?
You'll find resources to effectively address six critical components of an integrated behavioral health program:
- Market demand
- Organizational culture
- Patient identification
- Patient management
- Care coordination
- Sustainability planning
Assess market demand
A practice-based needs assessment can help quantify the demand for behavioral health services. This resource lists recommended criteria to help program administrators evaluate the need for integrated behavioral health services and to inform discussions with organizational leaders around pilot site selection.
Recommended Criteria for Primary Care Practice-Based Needs Assessment
Care Team Building
Screening and Prevention
Next, Check Out
Integrated Behavioral Health Self-Diagnostic Assessment