Integration/Implementation

Sustaining Integrated Behavioral Health Services: A Step-by-Step Guide External Link

Tools & Guides - February 7, 2018
SAMHSA-HRSA CENTER FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH SOLUTIONS -

Part II of the Integrated Behavioral Health series. Whether just starting to integrate behavioral health services or working to enhance services already in place, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions has created a step-by-step guide presenting four steps for safety net and other primary care providers to integrate behavioral health services and achieve sustainable integrated care models.

Sustaining Integrated Behavioral Health Services: Strategies and Tools for Recruitment, Retention, and Workforce Development External Link

Tools & Guides - January 23, 2018
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions -

Part I of the Integrated Bheavioral Health series. Provides managers with the framework for building integrated teams and offers HRSA-funded safety-net providers recruitment resources and interview questions to develop an integrated care staff, as well as techniques to identify behavioral health clinicians with the right skills to work in integrated settings, and resources for care teams and to support creating teams for the specific clinical environment.

Understanding the Myths and Facts of Access to Primary Care for People with Mental Illness External Link

Videos - July 25, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) -

Individuals with mental illnesses may not access primary care services for varied and complex reasons. Watch this recorded webinar to hear what research tells us about best practices in increasing access to primary care, and gain practical tips on how to influence a variety of internal and external factors to increase engagement in health and wellness activities.

Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Solutions for Advancing Behavioral Health Integration at Primary Care Practices in Oregon External Link

Articles & Reports - November 28, 2016
Children’s Health Alliance -

This issue brief is the culmination of a diverse multi-stakeholder expert workgroup that convened eight times from January 2015 – March 2016. The workgroup participants recognized that there are substantial barriers to integrating behavioral health care in primary care practices, but state that solutions are attainable through our collective voice, advocacy efforts, and systems collaboration. Read the issue brief here.

Online Organizational Self-Assessment Short Form Survey External Link

Tools & Guides - October 25, 2016
The Institute For Behavioral Health Integration -

This survey is used by The Institute For Behavioral Health Integration to establish a three-dimensional baseline of a primary care practice's capability to integrate behavioral health services into its manner of caring for clients. There are six sections to the survey, each of which consists of 10-20 benchmarks: Strategic Alignment; Business Model; Clinical Operations and Services;  Skills; Infrastructure; and Risk Management.

Preparing the Workforce for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration External Link

Articles & Reports - October 11, 2016
Hall et al -

This article by Jennifer Hall, MPH, Deborah J. Cohen, PhD, Melinda Davis, PhD, Rose Gunn, MA, Alexander Blount, EdD, David A. Pollack, MD, William L. Miller, MD, MA, Corey Smith, PsyD, Nancy Valentine, RN, PhD, and Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD explores how organizations prepare clinicians to work together to integrate behavioral health and primary care, and how training capacity must grow to meet the demand.

Behavioral Health Expert Interviews: Trillium Integration Incubator Project

Expert Interview - September 24, 2016
Behavioral Health Expert Interview Videos share the wealth of knowledge from experts in different topic areas around Oregon. Through these videos, others can learn about these topics and access information to improve the overall health and well-being of their patients. This video features Lynnea Lindsey-Pengelly, PhD, MSCP from Trillium Behavioral Health as she discusses the Trillium Integration Incubator Project.

Behavioral Health Expert Interviews: Behavioral Health & Primary Care - Part Two

Expert Interview - September 24, 2016
Behavioral Health Expert Interview Videos share the wealth of knowledge from experts in different topic areas around Oregon. This video features Julie Oyemaja, PsyD from Multnomah County Health Department, Christine Pierson, MD from Mosaic Medical, and Kimberly Swanson, PhD from St. Charles Family Care & The Center for Women's Health as they discuss their experience with behavioral health integration in primary care.