Integration of Behavioral Health Into Primary Care: CTAF
The California Endowment, Oakland, CA
Integration of behavioral health into primary care is designed to improve screening and treatment in primary care settings through systematic coordination and collaboration among health care providers to address both physical health and behavioral health needs. ICER’s report for CTAF assesses the evidence on the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary care; identifies the components potentially associated with successful integration; and evaluates the legal, regulatory, and financial landscape for behavioral health integration (BHI) in California. The report also includes an overview of lessons learned from national and California-based experts to identify potential innovations and solutions for BHI in the state.
Public comments received on the Draft Evidence Report.