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SAMHSA PBHCI Program

SAMHSA PBHCI Program

With the goal of improving the physical health status of people with mental illnesses and addictions, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration developed the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Program. Through this program, SAMHSA provides support to communities to coordinate and integrate primary care services into publicly funded, community-based behavioral health settings, resulting in:

  • Improved access to primary care services;
  • Improved prevention, early identification, and intervention to reduce the incidence of serious physical illnesses, including chronic disease;
  • Increased availability of integrated, holistic care for physical and behavioral disorders; and
  • Improved overall health status of clients.


EVALUATION

The Evaluation of the SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Grant Program: Final Report describes the RAND Corporation’s evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grants program. The PBHCI grants were designed to improve the overall wellness and physical health status of people with serious mental illness (SMI) and/or co-occurring substance use disorders (SUDs) by supporting the integration of primary care (PC) and preventive physical health services into community behavioral health (BH) centers where individuals already receive care. Th evaluation brief highlights information about the grantees’ implementation of PBHCI, consumer outcomes, and PBHCI program features associated with consumer-level processes and outcomes of care.


HEALTH INDICATORS

SAMHSA PBHCI grantees collect, monitor, and use specific health indicators to improve health outcomes.

  • PBHCI Candidate Measures demonstrates how measuring health data can help promote organizational self-monitoring and improvement, accountability to SAMHSA or other interested agencies, success of your program against national or other standards, and for meeting program accreditation requirements.
  • The health indicator ranges available from various sources were provided to SAMHSA PBHCI grantees as a handy resource for staff. 

Sample Registries:


RESOURCES FROM PBHCI GRANTEES

CIHS has a variety of tools and resources created by PBHCI grantees, see several below. Contact us at integration@thenationalcouncil.org to learn more.

Job Descriptions
Several job descriptions linked below have been provided by SAMHSA PBHCI Grantees and other integrated care facilities as examples of positions on their integrated care team. These descriptions are provided as samples, and do not represent endorsement by CIHS. View more job descriptions >>

Submissions from the PBHCI list serve
A variety of resources from sample screening forms, wellness newsletters, data collection guides, etc. are frequently submitted to the list serve. View the resources or subscribe to the list-serve.

PBHCI Sample Evaluation Updates & Forms
See samples of how grantees evaluate the effectiveness of their programs and clinical outcomes during their grant program.

"Take one Table" materials
Prior to the annual SAMHSA-PBHCI grantee annual meeting, grantees were asked to bring 100 copies of a document that could be useful to colleagues (e.g., integrated treatment plan, flyer, report, translated form, etc.). Check out materials from past meetings.

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SAMHSA PBHCI Program

With the goal of improving the physical health status of people with mental illnesses and addictions, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration developed the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Program. Through this program, SAMHSA provides support to communities to coordinate and integrate primary care services into publicly funded, community-based behavioral health settings, resulting in:

  • Improved access to primary care services;
  • Improved prevention, early identification, and intervention to reduce the incidence of serious physical illnesses, including chronic disease;
  • Increased availability of integrated, holistic care for physical and behavioral disorders; and
  • Improved overall health status of clients.


EVALUATION

The Evaluation of the SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) Grant Program: Final Report describes the RAND Corporation’s evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grants program. The PBHCI grants were designed to improve the overall wellness and physical health status of people with serious mental illness (SMI) and/or co-occurring substance use disorders (SUDs) by supporting the integration of primary care (PC) and preventive physical health services into community behavioral health (BH) centers where individuals already receive care. Th evaluation brief highlights information about the grantees’ implementation of PBHCI, consumer outcomes, and PBHCI program features associated with consumer-level processes and outcomes of care.


HEALTH INDICATORS

SAMHSA PBHCI grantees collect, monitor, and use specific health indicators to improve health outcomes.

  • PBHCI Candidate Measures demonstrates how measuring health data can help promote organizational self-monitoring and improvement, accountability to SAMHSA or other interested agencies, success of your program against national or other standards, and for meeting program accreditation requirements.
  • The health indicator ranges available from various sources were provided to SAMHSA PBHCI grantees as a handy resource for staff. 

Sample Registries:


RESOURCES FROM PBHCI GRANTEES

CIHS has a variety of tools and resources created by PBHCI grantees, see several below. Contact us at integration@thenationalcouncil.org to learn more.

Job Descriptions
Several job descriptions linked below have been provided by SAMHSA PBHCI Grantees and other integrated care facilities as examples of positions on their integrated care team. These descriptions are provided as samples, and do not represent endorsement by CIHS. View more job descriptions >>

Submissions from the PBHCI list serve
A variety of resources from sample screening forms, wellness newsletters, data collection guides, etc. are frequently submitted to the list serve. View the resources or subscribe to the list-serve.

PBHCI Sample Evaluation Updates & Forms
See samples of how grantees evaluate the effectiveness of their programs and clinical outcomes during their grant program.

"Take one Table" materials
Prior to the annual SAMHSA-PBHCI grantee annual meeting, grantees were asked to bring 100 copies of a document that could be useful to colleagues (e.g., integrated treatment plan, flyer, report, translated form, etc.). Check out materials from past meetings.

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