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Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions

The National Council for Behavioral Health, through the National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), is the home of the newest evidence-based resources, tools and support for organizations working to integrate primary and behavioral health care.

Our team of experts in organizational readiness, integrated care models, workforce & clinical practice, health & wellness, and financing & sustainability are ready to partner with you to create a customized approach to advance integrated care and health outcomes.

Learn more by contacting us for a free consultation with one of our subject matter experts.


Tools and Resources


From the beginning stage of assessing organizational buy-in to developing long term plans for financial sustainability, these resources provide guidance and support for integrating primary and behavioral health care. They, along with our integrated care experts, can help open the door to new and innovative possibilities. Partner with us and help your team successfully achieve integrated care.


Assessing Organizational Readiness

Building the Business Case

  • The Value of Integrated Behavioral Health: This resource provides organizations with baseline information to help build and strengthen buy-in and to engage key stakeholders including providers, clinical teams, administrators, leadership, public health officials, payers and others. Organizations can customize this resource to begin to make the business case for integration.
  • Behavioral Health / Primary Care Integration and the Person-Centered Healthcare Home: A paper proposing that patient-centered medical home model be expanded to incorporate the lessons of the IMPACT model, explicitly building into the medical home model the care manager/ behavioral health consultant and consulting psychiatrist functions that have proven effective in the IMPACT model.
  • Substance Use Disorders and the Patient Centered Medical Home: This resource expands the dialogue on patient centered medical homes to describe the integration of substance use treatment with health care services.

Workforce Development

These resources were developed in part with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources and Service Administration.