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Collaborative Care Model: Embedding a behavioral health provider in a PCP office

    Key Takeaways
    • Backed by a great deal of research, the collaborative care model (CoCM) is one of the best programs for integrating medical and mental healthcare.
    • The CoCM embeds behavioral health providers in a PCP office to increase access.
    • The model’s focus on depression and anxiety helps quickly identify and treat the two most common mental health illnesses.
    • The CoCM is designed to cut through the access and stigma barriers that prevent patients from accessing behavioral health care.

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