Integrated Primary Care
Integrated Primary Care Wednesday, August 18, 2010
“Integrated primary care” refers to the integration of behavioral health services–mental health, substance abuse, and health behavior change strategies–with primary care services. The level of integration can vary depending on whether both services are coordinated, co-located, or integrated into one treatment plan.
The featured Innovations describe three programs that developed integrated primary care services to address the needs of vulnerable patient populations.
The featured QualityTools describe learning modules and toolkits on how to develop integrated primary care services.
- Locating Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Health Plan Centers Enhances Access and Reduces Utilization of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Community-Dwelling Frail Seniors
- Care Managers Enhance Access to Medical Care for Low-Income Individuals With Severe Mental Illness, Leading to Improved Physical and Mental Health
Also in This Issue:
- Community-Wide Collaboration Provides School-Based Mental Health Services to Students and Families in Impoverished, High-Crime, Urban Neighborhoods
- Hospital-Based Postpartum Support Group Reduces Depression and Increases Life Satisfaction
- Three-Tiered Emotional Support System Generates Positive Feedback From Providers Who Become "Second Victims" of an Unanticipated Clinical Event
- Weekly Feedback to Patients on Use of Rescue Medications Leads to Better Asthma Control