AHRQ supported two systematic reviews of the literature on integration by the Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC). The EPC findings were published as an evidence report/technology assessment entitled Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care (2009). Subsequent efforts highlighted the gaps in the evidence and offered a path forward for the field through the Future Research Needs for the Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care (2010) paper.
The Academy continues the work of those prior AHRQ studies through a comprehensive literature search of integration articles published since 2010. The Academy is also identifying literature published since 2000 on research gaps found in the literature, including those identified in the prioritized list of gaps in the Future Research Needs report. The NIAC has selected key and foundational literature on the topic of integration to provide a framework for the modern literature. All of this research is available via the View the Literature button above.
The Academy Literature Collection enhances prior collections of integration resources through the inclusion of grey literature references. Grey literature is defined as materials that are not made available through traditional publishing avenues. Often, the information from unpublished resources can be limited and the risk of bias cannot be determined. Grey literature references are included in the Literature Collection to further the Academy’s mission to gather all sources of information on integration. Examples of grey literature in the Literature Collection include reports, dissertations, presentations, newsletters, and websites.