AHRQ Releases Resources To Improve the Integration of Behavior Health and Primary Care
Two new resources to help reduce fragmentation of care through integration are available on the AHRQ Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care portal. “A Guidebook of Professional Practices for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration” identifies key professional practices among exemplary integrated primary care organizations developed to help practices integrate behavioral health care more effectively. Organizations can use this guidebook to work toward a level of integrated care seen in some of the best primary care organizations in the country. The “Provider- and Practice-Level Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: A Literature Review” is a comprehensive set of competencies that practices, providers and staff can use to advance integration efforts.