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.
The Evaluation of the SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Grant Program: Final Report describes the RAND Corporation’s evaluation of 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 and/or co-occurring substance use disorders by supporting the integration of primary care and preventive physical health services into community behavioral health centers where individuals already receive care.
The 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.
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 Clinical Registry Form 1
- Sample Clinical Registry Form 2
- Sample Clinical Registry and Tracking Form
RESOURCES FROM PBHCI GRANTEES
CIHS has a variety of tools and resources created by PBHCI grantees, see several below. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
For real-world examples of how integrated primary care helps individuals with serious mental illness, check out the series of videos from SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grantee organizations about how the program is changing the lives of the individuals featured.
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 listserv
A variety of resources -- from sample screening forms and wellness newsletters to data collection guides -- are frequently submitted to the listserv. View the resources or subscribe to the listserv.
PBHCI Sample Evaluation Updates & Forms
See samples of how grantees evaluate the effectiveness of their programs and clinical outcomes during their grant program.
- Glenn County Sample Individual Wellness Report
Miami Behavioral Health Evaluation Update
Washtenaw Community Health Organization Outcomes Dashboard
- San Mateo County Behavioral and Recovery Services Outcomes Poster
"Take one Table" materials
Prior to the annual SAMHSA-PBHCI grantee 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.