Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care


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Integrating behavioral health care into primary care:

  • Provides value to patients, primary care providers, and behavioral health clinicians
  • Optimizes mental and physical health outcomes by integrating diagnostics, planning, and treatment delivery
  • MHTTC staff have 20+ years of experience integrating behavioral health into primary care in 40+ rural, suburban, and urban sites


Program Implementation Process

  • Assessment of clinic strengths and needs
  • Preparation of necessary infrastructure
  • Training and placement of behavioral health practitioners
  • Program consultation and assessment
  • Organizational supports to ensure sustainability over time


Current Initiatives

  • Developing ways to support the healthcare associations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
  • Providing technical assistance and training on integrated care to 31 primary care providers
  • Developing web-based training modules on integrated care
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