Models and mentors
Examples of successful integration models.
Models and mentors from the innovators competition
In May of 2019, TAFP launched the Behavioral Health Integration Innovators Competition. Primary care practices from across the state submitted entries highlighting their models for integrating behavioral health. Click the link above to learn more about the top entries.
Articles on integrated models
This research article, published in Health Affairs in 2014, outlines the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project – a system designed to help primary care providers meet the needs of children with behavioral health problems through telephone child psychiatry consultations and specialized care coordination support. Many states across the United States have modeled after the Massachusetts project.
This article from the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings provides a review of efforts to retrain mental health professionals to fulfill roles as Behavioral Health Consultants. Subscription or purchase may be required.