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A recently published study in Translational Behavioral Medicine examined the financial impact of the Sustaining Healthcare Across Integrated Primary Care Efforts (SHAPE) demonstration project. This project assessed the cost savings of integrated behavioral health services in six primary care practices in Colorado.
Post date: June 28, 2018
Presentations from the 2017 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Partners Integrated Care Meeting, “State of the Art: Research, Models, Promising Practices, and Sustaining Integrated Care,” have recently been released. The meeting brought together representatives from a number of HHS agencies and featured presentations about the latest research findings and models of integrated care.
Post date: May 21, 2018
To successfully deliver whole-person care, providers and healthcare teams need resources to address a patient’s mental health and health-related social needs. The social determinants of health, including factors such as socioeconomic status, education, employment, and social network, can have a significant impact on an individual’s physical and mental health.
Post date: April 26, 2018
Milliman recently published Potential Economic Impact of Integrated Medical-Behavioral Healthcare: Updated Projections for 2017 [PDF, 519 KB]. This analysis strengthens the evidence base for integrated care by projecting the potential healthcare cost savings of successful, effective integrated medical and behavioral healthcare programs.
Post date: April 26, 2018
Research has demonstrated that the Collaborative Care model is an effective approach to treating depression. Researchers continue to examine the impact of this model on different diagnoses, target populations, and care settings. For example, a study in Psychiatric Services explored the effectiveness of collaborative care in primary care for adolescents with depression. It found depression remission rates and... Read more about "New Research Findings on Collaborative Care"
Post date: April 26, 2018
The following items highlight important news and publications about opioid use disorder (OUD) and medication-assisted treatment (MAT): Department of Health and Human Services News and Publications
Post date: January 11, 2018
The following items highlight important news and publications about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and opioid use disorder (OUD): Department of Health and Human Services News and Publications
Post date: January 11, 2018
Post date: January 11, 2018
In recent years, rural America has seen significant changes in the social and cultural dynamics of local communities. The decline in well-paid jobs in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors has led to higher rates of poverty in rural areas. These communities have experienced shifting demographics as many young adults have left to look for better opportunities elsewhere. At the same time, there has been an increase in immigrant and minority populations in these areas, making them more... Read more about "Mental Health Disparities and Social Change in Rural America"
Post date: April 19, 2017
Recovery-oriented care is an important part of behavioral health services, including those delivered in an integrated setting. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) definition of recovery is “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.”
Post date: April 19, 2017

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