The mission of the AHRQ Academy is to promote and support the integration of behavioral health into primary and ambulatory care settings with a key focus on providing care for patients using substances, particularly opioids, and for those with mental health conditions.
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AHRQ Substance Use Initiatives
AHRQ has multiple initiatives to implement evidence-based practices in screening and management of unhealthy opioid and alcohol use.
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Follow guidance on how to integrate behavioral health and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder into primary care or other ambulatory care settings.
Substance Use Resources
Access resources for providers treating substance use disorder in primary care practices.
Review the growing body of evidence evaluating the integration of behavioral health and primary care.
Gain a practical definition of behavioral health integration as implemented in actual practice settings and develop shared language that helps communication and collaboration across sites, disciplines, and time.
Find out how practices are successfully integrating care and explore the set of competencies that practices, providers, and staff need to advance integration efforts.