Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary CareThis report from the National Council for Behavioral Health and SAMHSA presents concepts and strategies for bridging the gap between behavioral health and primary care for children and youth.  The key concepts include:

  • The Four-Quadrant Clinical Integration Model
  • The Chronic Care Model
  • The System of Care Approach
  • Optimizing Medicaid Funding
  • Exploring HRSA Funding for Children with Special Health Care Needs

The report also outlines five core competencies of integrated care systems for children with behavioral health needs.  These include:

  • Family-and youth-guided teams with care coordination capability.
  • Individualized and coordinated care plans.
  • Use of evidence-based guidelines.
  • Established and accountable relationships with other entities.
  • Data-informed planning.

Click here to download the full report.


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