In the News
In addition to sharing the latest CIHS news, products, and information, CIHS aims to inform the healthcare field on the latest news on integrated primary and behavioral healthcare.
May 10, 2013
PBHCI Grantees Cobb-Douglas Community Services Board (GA) and Weber Human Services (UT) highlight their integration efforts and health outcomes in the news.
May 1, 2013
The President of the United States has officially signed a proclamation recognizing May as National Mental Health Awareness Month.
April 23, 2013
Partners in Health: Mental Health, Primary Care and Substance Use Inter-agency Collaboration Tool Kit
Designed to help primary care clinics and behavioral health agencies forge collaborative relationships. To view more information on the toolkit click here
March 26, 2013
This study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that heart disease patients with depression and anxiety considerably raise their mortality risk.
March 22, 2013
This study could usher in new forms of weight loss treatment for people with serious mental illness.
March 12, 2013
This new funding opportunity supports the improvement of health and reducing premature mortality in people with severe mental illness.
March 1, 2013
PeaceHealth’s integration of behavioral health services and primary care is an excellent example of transforming the challenges of health care reform into an opportunity.
March 1, 2013
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), would like your feedback
February 18, 2013
A Washington Post article featured Family Services Inc. in Maryland, and their partner FQHC, Community Clinic, Inc., sharing an in-depth portrait of their integration efforts.
February 1, 2013
American Academy of Pediatrics wants to create sound mind and body for teens in need through screening.
December 20, 2012
Photovoice helps inform the translation of health care interventions in supportive housing agencies for people with mental illnesses at risk of heart disease and premature death.
December 5, 2012
This matrix outlines key program design features from health home State Plan Amendments (SPAs) approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as of December 2012.
November 13, 2012
About half of states are implementing patient-centered medical homes for Medicaid Populations. Payers are testing this model by shifting resources to enhance primary care as an important component of improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of the U.S. healthcare delivery system.
August 13, 2012
Meta-analysis shows that collaborative chronic care models improve mental and physical health outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses across a wide range of care settings, as well as provide a robust clinical and policy framework for care integration.
July 24, 2012
Two Johns Hopkins studies look at why people with mental illnesses are at 2.6 times to risk of developing cancer.
June 7, 2012
An Army program that uses technology and primary care to improve detection and treatment of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) improves care of mental illnesses.
June 5, 2012
Disney will no longer permit the marketing of junk foods to youth. To help promote healthy weight among kids, Disney TV channels will limit junk food ads.
May 7, 2012
A USA Today-Kaiser Health article explores America's fight against obesity, quoting leaders who feel efforts need to be more aggressive.
April 27, 2012
A look into the Longevity Project, a research-based book on who lives the longest and why. Author Friedman says, "Physical well-being and subjective well-being are two sides of the same coin. Mental health affects physical health, and physical health affects mental health."
April 20, 2012
"Just because it looks like a federally qualified health center (FQHC), doesn’t mean it always is one. Known as FQHC “look-alikes,” these arrangements are designed with the same goals of integrating primary care into behavioral health, but are done without the same funding as a traditional FQHC."
April 11, 2012
A new SAMHSA report shows that adults who had a mental illness in the past year have higher rates of certain physical illnesses such as high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
April 5, 2012
Colorado Regional Health Information Organization partnered with a multi-stakeholder behavioral health steering committee to create a report with recommendations and future strategies for effective inclusion of behavioral health in health information exchange.
March 23, 2012
SAMHSA Updated its working definition of recovery.
March 12, 2012
USA Today features Mental Health First Aid, it's features and relevance.
March 9, 2012
SAMHSA blog post by Mary Blake, Coordinator, Community Dimension of Recovery, SAMHSA Recovery Support Strategic Initiative Work Group, discusses the importance of relationships to recovery.
March 8, 2012
The New York Times Column Doctor-Patient takes on transparancy in Q&A with Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice Executive Director Robert Truog, MD.
February 21, 2012
The Standard-Examiner recognized Weber Human Services' local efforts to integrate care in Ogden, Utah.
February 18, 2012
CMS released the second stage of guidelines for “meaningful use” of electronic records. The proposed rules require doctors and hospitals to improve usage, better engage patients, and improve the transferability of records.
February 17, 2012
WebMD explores a new study that found people who shed at least 5% of their body weight during a weight loss competition were likely on the same team and that teammates played a large role.
February 3, 2012
Alliance for Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Development it is my pleasure to announce the release of the first-ever national Latina/o Behavioral Health Training Programs.
January 24, 2012
The American Psychiatric Association is reviewing the criteria for depression for the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
January 9, 2012
New Research in Pediatrics shows regular social-emotional screening for infants and toddlers by psychologists in primary care settings promote improved development.
January 6, 2012
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November 15, 2011
HHS will award up to $1 billion in grants for healthcare innovation targeted at high-needs populations. The Health Care Innovation Challenge presents an opportunity for the mental health and addiction field.
November 10, 2011
The RCHN Community Health Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity focused on recruitment, training and retention of entry-level staff in health centers. Applications are due November 17, 2011 by 6:00 pm Eastern and for more information about this opportunity please refer to the RCHN website.
November 9, 2011
Walmart Wants To Be Nation's Biggest Primary Care Provider as confidential documents obtained by the Kaiser Health Network show that Walmart seeks to "lower the cost of healthcare."
November 8, 2011
National Institutes of Health reports results from the first large scale study on treatment of prescription opioid addiction.
November 7, 2011
The American Academy of Pediatrics aim to improve prevention and outcomes in adolescents: use SBIRT for all teen patients.
November 7, 2011
Upcoming NIDA Addiction Research “Mini-Conference” where scientists will explore the latest addiction neuroscience research.
November 1, 2011
Primary care providers need better skills to manage and assess suicide risk, according to study in the International Journal of Medicine.
October 21, 2011
The Journal of Health Psychology published “Motivation-based intervention to promote colonoscopy screening: An integration of a fear management model and motivational interviewing,” outlining the innovative telephone-based risk communication that promotes screening among individuals at increased risk for familial Colorectal cancer.
October 21, 2011
Pediatrics published “Prevalence of Physical Health Problems Among Youth Entering Residential Treatment"
Pediatrics published “Prevalence of Physical Health Problems Among Youth Entering Residential Treatment,” highlighting the high rate of physical health conditions among youths entering residential treatment.
October 17, 2011
Mental Health Weekly’s “Massachusetts report finds integrated care crucial to federal HC reform,” highlights issues to review as healthcare reform proceeds.
September 29, 2011
The New England Journal of Medicine published," Treating Smokers in the Health Care Setting," highlighting specific ways physicians can help patients quit smoking.
September 28, 2011
CMS launched the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative, a demonstration project in 5-7 markets, in which Medicare will work with commercial and state health insurance plans to offer additional support to primary care doctors in order to improve care coordination for patients.