Translating Research Evidence to Daily Practice for Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Research continues to guide efforts to integrate behavioral health and primary care. The proper translation of this evidence into everyday clinical practice is critical. Neil Korsen, M.D., M.Sc., discusses lessons learned from his work helping primary care practices implement evidence-based integrated care systems into their clinics. He describes three key components of highly successful integrated practices: (1) a behavioral health provider working within the primary care team, (2) clinicians who balance being productive with being accessible to their patients, and (3) ways to anticipate which patients will need integrated services.