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Quick Start Guide to Behavioral Health Integration

Abstract: An interactive flowchart to walk you through some of the questions to consider when integrating behavioral health care.


Chances are, if you’re integrating behavioral health (or considering getting started), then you have some questions about the process. That’s why CIHS developed the Quick Start Guide to Behavioral Health Integration, an interactive flowchart to walk you through some of the questions to consider when integrating behavioral health care and, most importantly, point you toward helpful resources that can answer those questions.

Safety-net primary care providers adding behavioral health services as part of a developing integrated care system have many options to explore and paths to take. Don’t stop at just one resource. Maybe you’ve looked into sample job descriptions for hiring behavioral health clinicians, but haven’t yet explored how to collect outcome measures for behavioral health. Use this guide to walk through the variety of areas to consider in integrating care.

Explore the interactive chart online here: Quick Start Guide to Behavioral Health Integration

Prefer to peruse offline? A printable PDF of the guide is also available for download (note: this version also contains hyperlinks to resources).

Special thanks to Suzanne Daub, LCSW, Senior Director, Integrated Care Initiatives University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM for their assistance and expertise in preparation of this guide.

Disclaimer: Reference to any specific commercial products, process, service, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. government or HHS. HHS is not responsible for the contents of any “off-site” web page referenced within this document. 

Tags: Integrated Care Models

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Quick Start Guide to Behavioral Health Integration

Abstract: An interactive flowchart to walk you through some of the questions to consider when integrating behavioral health care.


Chances are, if you’re integrating behavioral health (or considering getting started), then you have some questions about the process. That’s why CIHS developed the Quick Start Guide to Behavioral Health Integration, an interactive flowchart to walk you through some of the questions to consider when integrating behavioral health care and, most importantly, point you toward helpful resources that can answer those questions.

Safety-net primary care providers adding behavioral health services as part of a developing integrated care system have many options to explore and paths to take. Don’t stop at just one resource. Maybe you’ve looked into sample job descriptions for hiring behavioral health clinicians, but haven’t yet explored how to collect outcome measures for behavioral health. Use this guide to walk through the variety of areas to consider in integrating care.

Explore the interactive chart online here: Quick Start Guide to Behavioral Health Integration

Prefer to peruse offline? A printable PDF of the guide is also available for download (note: this version also contains hyperlinks to resources).

Special thanks to Suzanne Daub, LCSW, Senior Director, Integrated Care Initiatives University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM for their assistance and expertise in preparation of this guide.

Disclaimer: Reference to any specific commercial products, process, service, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. government or HHS. HHS is not responsible for the contents of any “off-site” web page referenced within this document. 

Tags: Integrated Care Models

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