Achieve Integrated Care More Effectively
Evidence suggests that behavioral health integration—often referred to as collaborative care, integrated primary care, or integrated care—leads to improved care and reduced costs. New resources from The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) can help practices integrate care more effectively:
A Guidebook of Professional Practices for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Observations from Exemplary Sites identifies key professional practices among exemplary integrated primary care organizations. The report profiles eight leading primary care organizations that have successfully integrated behavioral health services
Provider- and Practice-Level Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: A Literature Review identifies a comprehensive set of competencies that practices, providers, and staff need to advance integration efforts.
Visit the AHRQ Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care portal to access the Guidebook and literature review.
Learn more about how to improve primary care. Visit AHRQ’s Prevention & Chronic Care Program at: http://www.ahrq.gov/