Resources

Websites

Collaborative Family Healthcare Association The only national multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to furthering collaborative care.

Integrated Behavioral Health Project of the California Endowment is a great resource.

The National Council for Community Behavioral HealthCare offers now is the host for the Center for Integrated Health Solutions funded by SAMHSA and HRSA.

The HOGG Foundation in Texas gives a compelling justification for why it is putting its money into Integrated Care.

Mountainview Consulting is Kirk Strosahl and Patricia Robinson’s site. There are a lot of great resources here.

Richter Library, University of Miami – Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine on the InternetIn Canada, there is an organization promoting mental health in primary care called Shared Care.

The Maine Rural Health Research Center has several papers on the subject.

Roger Kathol’s Cartesion Solutions is a good start for people who want information about the financial and operational side of IPC.

Cummings Foundation, Inc.Integrated care is also being promoted by the Administration on Aging.

Free Reports

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has a new report on the Integration of Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Primary Care.

The Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Initiative. This website is a gold mine of well researched studies, case examples, tools for practice and materials for consumers, clinicians and administrators.

The World Health Organization wants everyone to know about Integrated Primary Care. See Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care: A Global Perspective.

The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors prepared a technical manual called Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care Services: Opportunities and Challenges for State Mental Health Authorities.

The Air Force has committed to integrating behavioral health into all its health facilities. They have published a Practice Manual for Behavioral Health in Primary Care, plus Appendixes 1 and 2.

Resources for integrated care in Rural settings.

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems has a statement of the health effects of behavioral health care.

Report of a Surgeon General’s Working Meeting On the Integration of Mental Health Services and Primary Health Care , issued 2001.

Books

Blount, Alexander (Editor). (1998). Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration. W. W. Norton. Still an excellent introduction to the field as a whole.

Robinson, P. & Reiter, J. (2006). Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrating Services, Springer. Probably the best presentation of the Behavioral Health Consultant model.

Hunter, C., Goodie, J., Oordt, M., & Dobmeyer, A. (2009). Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-by-Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention. American Psychological Association Press. Very much in line with the way medical providers in primary care think. A good choice for behavioral health folks who want to fit in.

James, L. & O€™Donahue, W. (Eds). (2008). The Primary Care Toolkit: Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider. Springer. The title tells the tale.

Journals

Families, Systems and Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare. (Editor: Alexander Blount)

Mental Health in Family Medicine – a journal of WONCA, the world association of family medicine.

The Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings

The Academy's Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration is a set of concepts and definitions developed by expert consensus to provide a functional definition of behavioral health integration as implemented in actual practice settings. This consensus Lexicon enables effective communication and concerted action among clinicians, care systems, health plans, payers, researchers, policymakers, business modelers, and patients working for effective, widespread implementation on a meaningful scale.


Atlas of Integrated Behavioral Health Care Quality Measures aims to support the field of integrated behavioral health care measurement by:

  1. Presenting a framework for understanding measurement of integrated care;
  2. Providing a list of existing measures relevant to integrated behavioral health care; and
  3. Organizing the measures by the framework and by user goals to facilitate selection of measures.