Behavioral Health 

Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health

AHA Publications

Better Care for Patients in Crisis: American Association for Emergency Psychiatry President Leslie Zun, M.D., talks about meeting psychiatric needs in the ED H&HN (Sept. 22, 2017)

Virtual Behavioral Health Services AHA Blog (May 19, 2017)

Behavioral Health Professionals Targeting Integration H&HN (May 19, 2017)

Collaborating for Behavioral Health Trustee Magazine (May 8, 2017)

SAMHSA announces grants to integrate primary, behavioral health care AHA News Now (March 24, 2017)

Redesign Creates Modern, Patient-Centered Behavioral Care Facility Health Facilities Management (March 13, 2017)

Dignity in Design for Behavioral Health Facilities Health Facilities Management (February 1, 2017)

Why Hospitals Are Housing the Homeless H&HN (January 5, 2017)

Wayne Young, Chair of the AHA's Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services, on How Hospitals Can Integrate Behavioral and Physical Health AHA Blog (October 6, 2016)

Triple Aim Strategies to Improve Behavioral Health Care Infographic AHA/HPOE (September 23, 2016)

A New Approach to Addressing Psychiatric Emergencies in the ED H&HN (August 19, 2016)

Reducing Readmissions through Patient Support Trustee Magazine (July 2015)

Three Ways Hospitals Are Improving Behavioral Health Care Trustee Magazine (July 2015)

Four Ways Hospitals are Improving Behavioral Health Care H&HN (May 2015)

Integrating Behavioral Health Across the Continuum of Care Health Research & Educational Trust (February 2014)

Executive Dialogue Series, Webinars, and Conference Calls

Sanford Health: Enhancing your Workforce’s Impact and Patient Access to Behavioral Health through integration and technology - Register here (October 10, 2017)

Improving Post-Acute Outcomes for Palliative Care and Geriatric Mental Health Patients (September 25, 2017)

Mental Health Assessment and Triage Center:  Reducing ED Volume & Improving Access

Collaborative Care: Integrating Behavioral Health and Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital (September 7, 2017)

Using Telephonic Case Management to Treat Homebound Adults with Physical & Mental Disorders – Montefiore Medical Center, NY (June 27, 2017)

Improving Behavioral Health Margins and Making the Parity Law Work for Patients & Providers: Princeton House Behavioral Health (October 11, 2016)

The Opioid Addiction Crisis: A Community's Effective Response (October 5, 2016)

Reduce Readmissions & Avoidable ED Visits: Advocate Health Care's Medically Integrated Crisis Community Support (September 20, 2016)

Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine's Care Connections Program: Medical, Socioeconomic & Behavioral care for Complex Patients (June 21, 2016)

Business Case for Integrating Behavioral & Physical Health Services (May 12, 2016)

Integrating Behavioral Health: Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa, CA (March 2016)

A Behavioral Intervention Team for Internal Medicine: Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Proactive, Multi-disciplinary Psychiatric Consultation Service (November 2015)

Using Tele-psychiatry to Expand Access to Care - University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM (October 2015)

Improving 24/7 Access to Behavioral Health – Novant Health, Winston Salem, NC (May 2015)

Integrating Behavioral Health in an ACO:  North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, NY (February 2015)

Optimizing the Patient Experience with Behavioral Health Services in Post-Acute Settings: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York; and McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA (December 2014)

Increasing Access to Behavioral Services through Primary Care Integration: Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis, OR (June 2014)

Improving Hospital Transitions & Integration in Behavioral Health: JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, TX (April 2014)

AHA Members in Action

Rural Collaborative Improves Behavioral Health Care Access, Integration - Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lexington, MO (October 2016)

Behavioral Health Services – Unity Health, Searcy, AR (September 2016)

SJH Behavioral Health Care – St. Joseph’s Health, Syracuse, NY (September 2016)

Expanding Access Points for Primary, Dental and Behavioral Health – Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lexington, MO (September 2016)

AccessHealth – Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC (August 2016)

Community Behavioral Health Capacity Building – Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, FL (August 2016)

Presentation slides: Providing Behavioral Health Services Along the Continuum, Tarrant County, TX, Wayne Young, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health, JPS Health Network, Chair, AHA Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services (April 2016)

Early Assessment and Support Alliance – PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District, Eugene, OR (January 2015)

Sexual Assault Clinic and Child Maltreatment Center – Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA (January 2015)

Safe Child Center – Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff, AZ (January 2014)

Mercy Clinic – McAlester Regional Health Center, McAlester, OK (January 2014)

COACH (Community Outreach Assistance for Children’s Health) for Kids and Their Families – Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, CA (January 2013)

Culturally Appropriate Resources and Education (CARE) Clinic – Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID
(January 2013)

Joslin Diabetes Center – Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA (January 2013)

Health Care for the Homeless Program – Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH (January 2013)

Behavioral Health Consultant Project – St. Charles Health System, South Bend, OR (January 2013)

Other Resources

Physical and Behavioral Health Integration: State Policy Approaches to Support Key Infrastructure, National Academy for State Health Policy (May 2017)

SAMHSA-HRSA Webinar: Understanding the Myths and Facts of Access to Primary Care for People with Mental Illness (April 2017)

The Impact of a Behavioral Health Condition on High-Need Adults, The Commonwealth Fund (November 22, 2016)

Unlearning our helplessness – coexisting serious mental and medical illness,  New England Journal of Medicine (October 27, 2016)

Closing the mortality gap – mental illness and medical care, New England Journal of Medicine (October 20, 2016)

The Thrust to Integrate Behavioral Health Services in Medicaid, Center for Health Care Strategies (June 2016)

Students fill a gap in mental health care for immigrants, Kaiser Health News (June 7, 2016)

Promising Practices to Integrate Physical and Mental Health Care for Medi-Cal Members, Center for Health Care Strategies (June 2016)

Integrating Behavioral Health into Medicaid Managed Care: Lessons from State Innovators, Center for Health Care Strategies (June 2016)

Presentation Slides: Suggested Strategies and Resources for Public/Private Integration, Laura Galbreath, Director, SAMHSA-HAS Center for Integrated Health Solutions, National Council for Behavioral Health (April 2016)

Medical homes may help improve care for people with mental health issues, To the Point (Commonwealth Fund)  (April 5, 2016)

Culturally specific screening helps identify mental illness in refugee groups, MinnPost  (March 18, 2016)

Managing depression a challenge in primary care settings, study finds,  Kaiser Health News (March 7, 2016)

Creating a Culture of Whole Health: Recommendations for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center (February 2016)

Behavioral telehealth key for ACO success, Healthcare IT News (October 6, 2015)

Economic Impact of Integrated Medical-Behavioral Healthcare Implications for Psychiatry, Prepared by Milliman, Inc. for the American Psychiatric Association (April 2014)

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Summary Report, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (November 2013)

State Approaches for Integrating Behavioral Health into Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations, Center for Healthcare Strategies (September 2015)

Healthcare Integration in the Era of the Affordable Care Act, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (July 2015)

Fixing Behavioral Health Care in America, The Kennedy Forum (2015)

Enforcing Mental Health Parity,  Health Affairs (November 2015)

Expanding Access Points for Primary, Dental and Behavioral Health – Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lexington, MO (September 2016)


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