Advancing Integration in Community Behavioral Health: Using a New General Health Integration Framework
A lack of integrated health services often leads to poor long-term health outcomes and high healthcare costs across providers. In fact, mortality among patients with serious mental illness (SMI) is between 1.5 to 3 times greater than those without mental disorders, and health care costs are considerable for both patients and providers. Through advancing general health integration, community behavioral health providers are in a unique position to address co-occurring and chronic physical conditions, mental health and substance use disorders among their patients in order to improve patient outcomes and achieve substantial financial savings.
To further integration among community behavioral health providers, Montefiore Care Management and its expert consultants developed a continuum-based framework to advance integration to help clinics develop a locally tailored and site-specific action plan, prioritize their actions and identify needed resources for implementation.
Join us for our webinar, Advancing Integration in Community Behavioral Health: Using a New General Health Integration Framework, on Wednesday, November 18th, from 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET as we explore components of the continuum-based framework to advance general health integration, and practical guidance on advancing integration in community behavioral health provider organizations.