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The AHRQ Academy has released two new resources: a guidebook and a literature review for the integrated care workforce. These products are the result of a qualitative study that aimed to assist the field of primary care and behavioral health in identifying core professional practices for successful integration of behavioral health in primary care. The report, A Guidebook of Professional Practices for...
Post date: March 20, 2015
Behavioral health disorders are a major public health problem in the United States. An estimated 26.4 percent of the U.S. population suffers from diagnosable mental disorders that are directly related to poor health outcomes, increased costs, and premature deaths. An estimated $113 billion was spent in mental health treatment in 2005, of which about $22 billion was spent in substance use treatment alone. It is expected that behavioral health disorders will surpass all physical diseases as...
Post date: March 20, 2015
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Research Prioritization Task Force (RPTF) published a Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives in February 2014. The Plan (PDF - 3771.08 KB) seeks to reduce rates of suicide attempts and deaths in the next 5-10 years. The Research Agenda focuses on...
Post date: March 03, 2015
New Research Opportunity Take a look at the following funding opportunity: Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program HRSA announced a grant opportunity, Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership, “to support the development of formal, mature rural health networks that focus on care coordination activities for the following chronic diseases: diabetes, congestive heart failure...
Post date: March 03, 2015
A Guide to Substance Abuse Services for Primary Care Clinicians (PDF - 1401 KB) Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 24) was developed and published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 1997. Much of this information is still relevant, and the resource has been republished several times since the original publication....
Post date: January 28, 2015
The (AHRQ) Health IT Portfolio offers more than 10,000 documents, presentations, articles, and tools to health information technology (IT) researchers, implementers, and policymakers. The National Resource Center of Health IT (NRC) Web site offers over 20 tools and resources to support health IT research and evaluation. The Health IT Literacy Guide has been available through the NRC since 2007. More recently, AHRQ contracted with the Research Triangle...
Post date: January 14, 2015

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