Integration Playbook Now Available

AHRQ’s Integration Playbook, a new interactive guide to support the integration of behavioral health care in ambulatory care practices, is now available on the portal. Topics include planning for integration; preparing your practice’s infrastructure; establishing protocols and clinical workflows for integration; and developing processes for tracking patients, monitoring outcomes, and maintaining engagement. The Integration Playbook video provides an overview of the Playbook's content areas and features.

The Integration Playbook, or “Playbook” for short, offers tips, resources, and real-world examples of how other practices are integrating behavioral health; provides guidance on “what not to do” while integrating behavioral health; an interactive self-assessment checklist that practices can use to assess their current state of integration and plan their approach for implementing behavioral health integration; and access to the Academy Community for peer networking and sharing.

Access the Playbook at: http://integrationacademy.ahrq.gov/playbook