National Integration Academy Council Videos | AHRQ Academy
Leading national experts who serve on the National Integration Academy Council (NIAC) and the … In integrated primary care clinics, patients almost always agree to allow a mental health provider to … behavioral health services. … for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Details & Transcript
Research continues to guide efforts to … that includes the integration of behavioral health and primary care services.
Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary Care | AHRQ Academy
Providers Working in Primary Care
Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary … , and a day-long meeting to arrive at a set of eight competencies. … Identify and assess behavioral health needs as part of a primary care team. … Engage and activate patients in their care. … Work as a primary care team member to create and implement care plans that address behavioral health
Caring for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care Settings | AHRQ Academy
and Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care Settings
Caring for People with Mental Health and Substance … Use Disorders in Primary Care Settings
Part three of this workshop, hosted by the National Academies … of Sciences Engineering Medicine, will examine approaches to facilitate the delivery of essential components … of care for people with mental health and substance use disorders in primary care settings using a small … , and incentives to support provision of essential components of care.
SAMHSA: PCSS Clinical Roundtable - Adapting Psychosocial Services for SUDs Treatment | AHRQ Academy
You are here News & Events Events Calendar SAMHSA: PCSS Clinical Roundtable - Adapting Psychosocial Services … for SUDs Treatment
SAMHSA: PCSS Clinical Roundtable - Adapting Psychosocial Services for SUDs Treatment … This discussion, hosted by the Providers Clinical Support System, is designed to promote interactivity … Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak directly with the presenter to ask questions and discuss … issues on adapting psychosocial services for SUDs treatment.
Impact of State Medicaid Financing Policies on Healthcare Integration | AHRQ Academy
The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) recently published a technical brief (PDF—1 MB). … services at the care delivery or practice level. … In addition, a separate study in the Milbank Quarterly provided a look at the progress, challenges, … and lessons learned from integrating behavioral health and primary care in six States for the first … studies, to make its policy implications more accessible to policymakers and practitioners.
*UPDATE* Funding announcement: Improving Management of Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Older Adults (R18) | AHRQ Academy
: Improving Management of Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Older Adults (R18)
12/18/ … 2019
A Technical Assistance call will be held on January 21, 2020 from 1 to 2pm EST. … (OUD) in older adults in primary care settings, especially in settings with large segments of socially … at-risk older adults. … adults in primary care.
Obtain Behavioral Health Expertise and Build a Culture of Integration | AHRQ Academy
providers and staff to work in a team-based model of care. … Some provider types may be in short supply in your area, and certain behavioral health services may not … for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration (page 23))
Obtain the Services of a Behavioral Health … to improve behavioral health access, standardizing documentation processes, and addressing privacy and … By using a systematic approach, providers can improve access to integrated care without having to rely
Quality Measures Needed to Enhance Integrated Behavioral Health Care | AHRQ Academy
Effective models of care exist that integrate physical and behavioral health services and have demonstrated … can play a powerful role to encourage more cost-effective care.” … Current quality measures tend to be rather limited in scope and do not address behavioral and physical … across health care settings, diminish disincentives to serve and treat […] complex patients, broaden … the health care system as a whole.”
Creating a Culture of Whole Health: Recommendations for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care | AHRQ Academy
of Whole Health: Recommendations for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
Creating a Culture … Members of the National Integration Academy Council (NIAC) and Academy Staff were included in the first … , DC with experts from across the country to develop and refine recommendations to advance efforts for … integrating behavioral health and primary care. … needed to advance the integration of behavioral health and primary care.
**COVID-19 and Your Behavioral Health | AHRQ Academy
Your Behavioral Health
**COVID-19 and Your Behavioral Health
The Substance Abuse … and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a resource about the COVID-19 pandemic … , associated prevention and containment measures, and the impact those may have on your behavioral health … Read about ways to care for your behavioral health during these experiences and find resources for more … help at Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
Behavioral Health Integration Position Papers by AAFP and ACP | AHRQ Academy
These organizations and their recommendations will have a great impact on BHI and we encourage you to … AAFP : Mental Health Care Services by Family Physicians (Position Paper)
The AAFP position paper opens … , the majority of patients with mental health issues will continue to access the health care system through … The desire of patients to receive treatment from their primary care physicians, or at least to have their … Improving mental health treatment requires enhancing the ability of the primary care physician to screen
National Integration Academy Council Meets | AHRQ Academy
to the field of integrating behavioral health and primary care. … Members of the NIAC have included primary care and behavioral health clinicians, researchers, and experts … in the areas of health finance, medical education and patient advocacy, health care for diverse populations … , and health care policy. … medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder into rural primary care settings and in health
What Is Integrated Behavioral Health Care (IBHC)? | AHRQ Academy
The following points serve to clarify the language used in the definition of integrated behavioral health … Integrated behavioral health care teams and services do not have to be present or delivered in the same … While there appear to be advantages to bringing behavioral health services on site in primary care settings … agenda contained in A National Agenda for Research in Collaborative Care . 
The Lexicon includes … A National Agenda for Research in Collaborative Care: Papers From the Collaborative Care Research Network
The Focus on Behavioral Health Quality Measures | AHRQ Academy
Challenges, ” published in Health Affairs, provides an overview of the current state of quality measures … Harold Pincus, MD, and his co-authors outline a framework for improving quality measures for behavioral … An April 2016 article, “ Quality Measures at the Interface of Behavioral Health and Primary Care, ” identified … can assess quality of both mental and physical health care particularly in integrated care settings. … nationwide focus on quality improvement efforts and approach to measuring quality.”
PCPCC Report Notes Behavioral Health is a Fundamental Component to the PCMH | AHRQ Academy
medical home model with reductions in health care costs and unnecessary utilization of services; improvements … in population health and preventive services; increased access to primary care; and growing satisfaction … :
“As part of integrating health services within primary care, many practices are beginning to address … glaring gaps in comprehensive care: two such examples are behavioral health and oral health. … Behavioral health integration is also referred to in examples of state efforts, the Medicaid Health Home
Medicare Proposes Improvements to Paying for Care Coordination, Primary Care, and Mental Health: Doctor Payment Rule | AHRQ Academy
a patient with multiple chronic conditions; and
behavioral health care using the Collaborative Care … Model (a team approach, involving a primary care practitioner, behavioral health care manager, and psychiatric … services, and specified preventive services provided in calendar year 2017. … “[The] proposals are intended to give a significant lift to the practice of primary care and to boost … CMS’ efforts to “align priorities and reward physicians for quality care.”
Updated Behavioral Health Workforce Projections | AHRQ Academy
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released updated behavioral health workforce projections … HRSA also developed a report that provides State-level projections (PDF – 1.5 MB) of the supply and demand … Understanding trends in availability and distribution of the workforce is critical when working to improve … access to behavioral health services. … integrated care through several strategies and funding mechanisms.
Surgeon General’s Report on Substance Use, Addiction, and Health | AHRQ Academy
According to the announcement,
“Substance use/misuse and addiction represent a significant and substantial … ” (2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
The report’s scope is intended to be broad … other diseases and disorders;
the state of health care access and coverage as it relates to substance … , and physical health care in clinical settings. … The full notice is at: Commission of a Surgeon General's Report on Substance Use, Addiction, and Health
October is Health Literacy Month | AHRQ Academy
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is celebrating Health Literacy Month, a time to promote … the importance of making health information easy to understand. … Health literacy is critical to deliver high-quality, patient-centered health care. … To help health care professionals participate in Health Literacy Month , HHS has gathered tools and resources … , including trainings, assessments, and strategies.
Gender Minority Behavioral Health Disparities | AHRQ Academy
The retrospective cohort study of electronic health record data at a Boston community health center was … Researchers found that transgender youth had to have a disparity in negative mental health outcomes compared … appropriate services and supports are important steps in addressing this disparity.” … Care for LGBT Youth: Recommendations from the Department of Health and Human Services (PDF - 172 KB) … ; and
Mental Health Risk Factors among GLBT Youth (PDF - 81.84 KB) - National Alliance on Mental Illness