Online Program

Framing the discussion: Approaches to primary care integration of behavioral health services

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

This session will provide a general framework for understanding the accelerated efforts now underway to improve the US healthcare system by integrating mental health & substance use screening, assessment, treatment and care coordination as core components of routine primary care. The reasons for integrating behavioral health and primary care will be reviewed, along with a concise review of various integration models being applied in primary care settings. The core clinical functions of integrated care will be described, along with a discussion of things to consider when deciding the best approach for integration within various practice and community settings.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe key components of Integrated clinical service delivery.

Keyword(s): Service Integration, Health Care Restructuring

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Principal at Brookview Consulting LLC. I am an experienced behavioral healthcare executive, consultant, clinical improvement leader, and licensed clinical social worker with professional focus on improving the health of people dealing with mental health and substance use problems through the delivery of effective integrated behavioral health treatment within general healthcare and specialty care settings. My expertise is in primary care based behavioral health integration, & co-occurring disorders.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.