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We at IBHP created this virtual library as a resource for those contemplating, planning, or operating treatment programs that integrate behavioral and medical services -- so clients don't have to go to one place for help with their body and another for their mind. We hope you'll find the rationales, evidence-based practices and tools you'll need to set up a successfully integrated program. We've also included a snapshot of policies and practices throughout the country to give you a feel for the national landscape. So pull up a chair and browse through our virtual shelves awhile.

IBHP is a team of consultants working for CCI and the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) as part of its Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative.  CalMHSA is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.  CalMHSA administers programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) on a statewide, regional and local basis. 

 

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THE 2013 EDITION OF THE PARTNERS IN HEALTH: MENTAL HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE AND SUBSTANCE USE INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION TOOL KIT IS HERE!

Posted on 04/23/2013

The updated  PARTNERS IN HEALTH: MENTAL HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE AND SUBSTANCE USE INTER-AGENCY COLLABORATION TOOL KIT  has arrived!  The Kit, an update of the 2009 edition, was developed by the Integrated Behavioral Health Project (IBHP) and sponsored by the California Health Services Authority's (CalMHSA) Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative.  

The 353 page Kit may seem a bit daunting at first, but the Table of Contents is interactive - and users can link directly to the sections they're interested in with just a click.  Designed to help primary care clinics and behavioral health agencies forge collaborative relationships, the Tool Kit provides job descriptions; sample agreements and contracts; screening instruments and evaluation measures; operational forms; strategies and prototypes for integrating mental and physical services; practical advice; issues to consider when brokering agreements; mutual role descriptions and much more. Though the focus is on California counties, much of the Tool Kit information can be generalized to other locales. Questions or comments about the Kit should be directed to Barbara Demming Lurie, barb@ibhp.org.

NEW SCREENING TOOL RESOURCE

Posted on 10/07/2013

IBHP, this website host, has created a new electronic quick reference guide of screening instruments for behavioral health professionals in conjunction with CPCA and its Behavioral Health Network.  "Integrated Behavioral Health Screening Tools for Primary Care" is designed to provide hotlinks to screening tools and resources recommended for use in primary care.  Instruments are grouped by those relating to general health and welfare; pediatrics; mood and anxiety disorders; and substance use disorders, as well as other conditions.  Many of the forms have been translated into multiple languages.  To access an individual instrument, open the document on a computer or hand-held device, click on the blue type and review, download or print the tools and/or click the website link for more information.


NEW IBHP RESOURCE DOCUMENTS FOR THE FIELD

Posted on 01/15/2014

With funding from CalMHSA, IBHP (Integrated Behavioral Health Project - this website's host) has developed several briefs examining different facets of integrated care:
1) "Advancing Clinical Information Systems to Support Care Coordination and Improved Outcomes for Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders";
2) "An Update on Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services in California Community Clinics and Health Centers";
3) "Peer Models and Usage in California Behavioral Health and Primary Care Settings";
4) "An Update on Integrated Behavioral Health Projects in California Counties;" 
5) "Stigma and Attitudes Toward Working in Integrated Care"; 
6) "Health Reform and Transformation of the Delivery of Care";  
7) "Training Needs in Integrated Care
8) "Care Coordination for Persons with Complex Mental Health, Substance Use and Medical Conditions: the Case for Providers"
9)  "Care Coordination for Persons with Complex Mental Health, Substance Use and Medical Conditions: the Case for  Health Plans and Other Payers"
10)  Funding Substance Abuse Treatment in Primary Care
11) Case Study Highlights: Substance Abuse Treatment Fact Sheet
12) Summary of Findings: the Second Annual California Innovations Summit on Integrated Care, July 2014

 For more information, contact Alaina Dall (agdall@cox.net) or Jennifer Brya (jennifer@desertvistaconsulting.com)


SUBSTANCE USE INTEGRATION RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Posted on 11/15/2013

Powerpoint presentations and a series of online courses affording CEUs are being made available by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.  These resources stemmed from the 10th annual "Integrating Substance Use, Mental Health and Primary Care Services" conference these organizations, along with IBHP and others, co-sponsored in October, 2013. 

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with, or at risk of developing substance use disorders.  Screening, brief intervention and referral take place at primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings, providing opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.  California's implementation of this program is called CASBIRT

SBIRT services became a Medi-Cal benefit beginning for alcohol use only (no drug related services) as of January 1, 2014.  Providers eligible to screen and provide brief intervention may be reimbursed for both the alcohol screening and for the brief interventions. SBIRT-related videos and webinars can be found on youtubeAdditional resources can be found on the Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS). 

Free four-hour training for health and mental health professionals is being offered throughout California from October, 2014 to March, 2015.


PRIMARY AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH GRANTEES SHOW POSITIVE RESULTS

Posted on 10/21/2014

A 2013 Rand evaluation of SAMHSA's Primary and Behavioral Health Integration (BPHCI) grants program, designed to improve the physical health status of people with serious mental illness, showed improvement in some but not all health indicators.  California's ten grantees showed overall positive results.  San Mateo County Behavioral Health, for example, which implemented a medication-assisted treatment for people with severe alcohol abuse, saw ER visits drop from 6 to .2 per year.  Likewise, Alameda County Behavioral Health's PBHCI high utilizing clients reduced their ER visits from 12.9 to 6.3 per year. 


IBHP SPONSORS UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO YOUTUBE TRAINING ON INTEGRATED CARE

Posted on 07/26/2013

With funding from CalMHSA, the Integrated Behavioral Health Program (IBHP, the creator of this webiste) is sponsoring a series of free training videos on various aspects of integrated care as part of a program hosted by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Among the video topics, which can be accessed on youtube.com, are the "Colorado Innovation Model - The Need for Payor Data"; "Atlas of Integrated Behavioral Health Care Quality Measures"; "The State of Health Care Policy"; "Integrating Your Practice: Key Building Blocks"; and "A Workforce for Integration".  


CENTER FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH SOLUTIONS IS A NATIONAL RESOURCE

Posted on 11/16/2010

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) oversees the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions which works with community health and behavioral health centers nationwide to improve care through the development of integrated services in communities. This "national home" of integration is funded jointly by SAMHSA and HRSA. 

UNIVERSITIES OF MICHIGAN AND MASSACHUSETTS OFFER CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN INTEGRATION ON-LINE

Posted on 08/26/2013

The University of Michigan's School of Social Work is offering a web-based certificate in integrated behavioral health and primary care, concentrating on assessment, intervention and consultation skills.  Participants will receive 40 hours of social work CEU's.   Classes begin September 6th.  U Mass is offering certificates for mental health and substance abuse clinicians working in primary care and also for integrated care management.  Costs vary per program.  Inquiries should be directed to CIPC@umassmed.edu