Training manual for integrated pediatric primary care released

August 1, 2023

The Mid-America MHTTC's area of focus, Integrated Primary Care, has a brand new product — Pediatric Integrated Primary Care: An Implementation and Training Manual for Professionals.

This thorough manual walks professionals through all the ins and outs of integrating a behavioral health provider into a primary care practice. By creating a medical "home" for patients, their mental and physical needs can be collaboratively addressed by trained providers. The practice of integrated care increases access to behavioral health care, which is especially important in underserved and rural areas.

Contents include: 

  • Introduction and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction to Integrated Primary Care
  • Terminology and Definitions
  • Developing an Integrated Primary Care Clinic
  • Supportive Data Collection for Integrated Primary Care
  • Business Models of Integrated Primary Care
  • Integrated Primary Care—Implementation and Operations
  • Characteristics and Competencies of Successful Behavioral Health Providers in Integrated Primary Care
  • Developing Relationships in Integrated Primary Care
  • Screening for Behavioral Health Concerns in Primary Care
  • Diagnostic, Billing, and Insurance Considerations
  • The Electronic Health Record (EHR)
  • Working in the Medical Clinic—Terminology
  • The Role of the Integrated BH Clinician in Primary Care Medication Management
  • References 


To download the manual for free, click here



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