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Care through Integration: How primary care physicians may be the next step in expanding mental health care in under served communities

September 15, 2015 | Integration | Trauma | Comments
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Cynthia Ann Telles, Ph.D.

UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

It’s an unfortunate statistic, but more than half of all U.S. residents have experienced a traumatic event, including domestic abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or a natural disaster.  For families and individuals who live in communities that are racially and ethnically diverse, or that are low-income or under served, these events are more familiar than they […]

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Integrating Primary and Behavioral Healthcare: Risky Business?

August 5, 2015 | Integration | Comments
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Nicholas L. Bozzo

President, Mental Health Risk and Retention Group

If you and I could talk, I would tell you that as behavioral healthcare organizations increasingly integrate primary care into the services they provide, they are taking on tremendous additional risk – risks that vary according to various methods of integration:  directly providing primary care services, contracting with an independent organization to provide services, renting […]

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Support Whole Health through Medical Monitoring

July 7, 2015 | Integration | Treatment | Workforce | Comments
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Ali Siemianowski

Communications Specialist

We know that individuals with mental health and substance use conditions are at greater risk for chronic medical conditions – such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and COPD – than the general population. And adding primary care and wellness services designed to reduce the impact of chronic medical conditions among this population is quickly becoming a […]

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Beyond the Bedside: Nurses In Integrated Care

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Joan King

Senior Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

This article originally appeared in National Council Magazine.  As integrated care continues to advance, questions around workforce are a cause for much discussion and concern. These questions include supply, competencies, workforce makeup, scope of practice questions, and changing roles for all professional disciplines in these settings. As a nurse and integrated health consultant, I often […]

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The Breakfast Club: A Healthy Start to Community Coalitions

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Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

This article originally appeared in the National Council Magazine.  An interview with Jeffrey Brenner, MacArthur Fellow and Executive Director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is a nonprofit formed to improve the quality, capacity, and accessibility of the healthcare system for vulnerable populations in the city of Camden, New Jersey. […]

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Why it is Critical to Preserve California’s County-Operated Mental Health Carve Out of Specialty Mental Health Services

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Bruce Saltzer

Executive Director, Association of Community Human Service Agencies

In anticipation of the need for California to renew its 1915(b) Freedom of Choice waiver, which sanctions the State’s carved out specialty mental health managed care program, the Association of Community Human Service Agencies recently developed a paper to articulate the critical reasons why the State’s county operated mental health carve out for this specialty […]

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What Primary Care Has to Learn from Behavioral Health

January 9, 2014 | Healthcare reform | Integration | Comments
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Dr. Jeffrey Brenner

Executive Director of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Conference ’14 Thought Leader and 2013 MacArthur fellow Jeffrey Brenner, MD — best known for his “hotspotting” concept — is creating a healthcare delivery model to meet the medical and social service needs of the most vulnerable citizens in impoverished communities. Brenner talks with the National Council on hotspotting, standardized healthcare, open access, and other disruptive changes in healthcare.

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