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This page provides resources to Clinicians who are engaged in or are interested in the integration of behavioral health and primary care.

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Improving Medicaid Managed Care for Youth with Serious Behavioral Health Needs: A Quality Improvement Toolkit

The Center for Healthcare Strategies’ (CHCS) quality improvement toolkit titled “Improving Medicaid Managed Care for Youth with Serious Behavioral Health Needs” helps managed care organizations (MCOs), providers, and families enhance behavioral health care delivery for young people up to the age of 22.

Wayne Katon, M.D. Discusses Importance of Psychiatrists’ Role in Integrated Settings

 Wayne Katon, M.D., Director of the Division of Health Services and Psychiatric Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, is a psychiatrist and leading researcher in integrated and collaborative care. In this interview, Dr.

Alcohol Misuse Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently issued the “Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse: Clinical Summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation.” It recommends that primary care clinicians screen their adult patients for alcohol misuse and provide brief behavioral counseling interventions if risky or hazardous drinking is found.

Practice-Based Interventions Addressing Concomitant Depression and Chronic Medical Conditions in the Primary Care Setting

Of all mental health conditions, depression produces the greatest societal burdens in terms of social and economic costs and can be accompanied by chronic medical conditions which affect more than half of all Americans. The World Health Organization identifies “the integration of mental health into primary care as the most salient means of addressing the burden of mental health conditions” (World Health Organization, 2008). This AHRQ August 2012 report discusses adult primary care patients with depression and chronic medical condition diagnoses.