Behavioral Health Integration

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.

Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Tool for Medication-Assisted Treatment External Link

Tools & Guides - May 18, 2017
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines approved medication with recovery support, lifestyle changes, and professional treatment. SAMHSA’s new online tool helps people with opioid use disorder learn about using MAT treatment options to strengthen their recovery.  This tool features content on the stages of medication-assisted recovery, how to build a recovery support team, and recovery resources.

Patient-Centered Medical Homes and the Care of Older Adults External Link

Tools & Guides - May 15, 2017
The John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts initiative -

The John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts initiative has released a new and much-needed resource: Patient-Centered Medical Homes and the Care of Older Adults: How Comprehensive Care Coordination, Community Connections, and Person-Directed Care Can Make a Difference. The paper, developed by the project’s PCMH Network, provides a roadmap to guide primary care practices in how to enhance care for older, complex patients and their families.

Lifestyle Assessment External Link

Tools & Guides - April 6, 2017
Jackson Care Connect -

This quick assessment, designed by Laura Heesacker, LCSW and Melissa Cantwell, Ed.D, is used by Jackson Care Connect as a way to adress pain and behavioral health symptoms in Primary Care. 

Primary Care Clinic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management External Link

Articles & Reports - March 29, 2017
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine -

This article by Michael L. Parchman, MD, MPH, Michael Von Korff, PhD, Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, Mark Stephens, BS, Brooke Ike, MPH, DeAnn Cromp, MPH, Clarissa Hsu, PhD, and Ed H. Wagner, MD, MPH discusses how the challenge of responding to prescription opioid overuse within the US has fallen disproportionately on the primary care clinic setting, and describes 6 Building Blocks to guide efforts to address opioid use for chronic pain.