Making the Case for High-functioning, Team-based Care in Community Behavioral Health Care Settings

Oct 1, 2020

Despite a wealth of data showing that team-based care leads to equal or better outcomes in efficiency, effectiveness, safety, cost savings and quality, the broad adoption of team-based care in CBHCs remains the exception rather than the rule. A high-functioning team-based model for the behavioral health clinic should be the standard for CBHCs. It is especially critical for health care leaders and administrators, including chief executive officers and board members who face the burden of responding to rising health care costs while meeting ever-present demands for quality, efficient and effective services.