Patient in integrated care setting speaks to health care professional

Now available: 3 infographic briefs make case for integrated care

Publication Date: Oct 04, 2021

Editors' Note: This story ran in our October newsletter, published Oct. 4.

 

Three new infographic briefs explaining the benefits of integrated behavioral health and primary care are available for free to health care professionals and students.

 

The handouts introduce core concepts in integrated care to practitioners and students. Integrated behavioral health and primary care is the Mid-America MHTTC's area of focus. Our trainers draw upon decades of combined experience working in integrated care settings, as well as firsthand knowledge of how many children, adults and families face limited access to behavioral health services, especially in rural and underserved inner-city areas.

 

Use the links below to access the handouts.

 

  1. Integrated Care Overview - This handout provides a snapshot of integrated care and its definition, primary models, and benefits.
  2. Why Integrated Care? - This handout highlights the advantages of integrating behavioral health and primary care, including improved patient access to care, better patient outcomes, cost efficiencies, and physician satisfaction.
  3. Pediatric Integrated Care - This handout distinguishes between integrated behavioral health and primary care for adults and integrated care for children and adolescents.