Integrating behavioral health and primary care services requires a “whole-person” approach that offers enhanced coordination and communication between medical and behavioral health providers, leading to better care and patient outcomes. The Academy’s Literature Collection offers a robust compilation of both grey and published literature supporting the evidence base for integrated care, yet new research is always emerging. Recent studies that examine a variety of models of integrated care include:
- How Do Innovative Primary Care Practices Achieve the Quadruple Aim? (Journal of Ambulatory Care Management).
- Implementing a Whole Health Model in a Community Mental Health Center: Impact on Service Utilization and Expenditures (Psychiatric Services).
- Comparison of Collaborative Care and Colocation Treatment for Patients With Clinically Significant Depression Symptoms in Primary Care (Psychiatric Services).
- Participation in Accountable Care Organizations Among Hospitals Offering Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (Psychiatric Services).
- Behavioral Health's Integration Within a Care Network and Health Care Utilization (Health Services Research).
- Improving Mental Health Through Integration With Primary Care in Rural Karnataka: Study Protocol of a Cluster Randomized Control Trial (BMC Family Practice).