Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative

2017

NH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative Operationalizing Integration, Part I - Integration in the Practice

Initiative's Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative Releases Report

New Hampshire residents will benefit from a health care system that integrates behavioral health into primary care, according to a report released by the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) and the New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative (NHCHI).

The learning collaborative also included the identification and exploration of challenges in payment for substance use disorder screening and treatment. According to the report, the state’s current opiate epidemic highlights the need for better screening for behavioral health issues, prevention and treatment referral in primary care.

The research, conducted in partnership with 60 organizations, is based on a philosophy of shared data and shared learning that emphasizes the importance of transparency across all stakeholder groups.

Twenty-five to 30 percent of visits for primary medical care either originate from or have a significant related behavioral health component. Research also found that depression and anxiety with a co-occurring chronic medical condition increase cost dramatically.

Media Release

2016

NH Behavioral Health Integration Year 2 Opening Session, November 16, 2016

Program Year 2: Looking Ahead

Leading Change in Behavioral Health

Moving Financing for Behavioral Health Services in New Hampshire Forward

Call for Participation: Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative Year 2

The NH Citizens Health Initiative is recruiting for the second year of its learning collaborative on integrating behavioral health into primary care practices. Primary care practices, health systems, behavioral health providers, health care payers, and other stakeholders will continue to learn together how to integrate behavioral health care into primary care to improve patient health and improve health outcomes using evidence-based practice. Interested in participating? Click Here!

 
Behavioral Health Integration Symposium
Behavioral Health Integration: Making Sense and Moving Forward
September 14, 2016
Presentations:

Keynote: Putting NH on the Path to Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration

Where Are We Now

Break Out: Privacy and Confidentiality in Integrated Behavioral Health

Break Out: Screening and NH's New Opiate Prescribing Guidelines: Guidance for Primary Care and Specialty Practices

Break Out: Understanding Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Behavioral Health/Primary Care Integration

 

2015

Announcing New Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative. The NH Citizens Health Initiative will launch a learning collaborative on integrating behavioral health into primary care practice in mid-November as part of its Accountable Care Learning Network. Primary care practices, health systems, behavioral health providers, health care payers, and other stakeholders will learn together how to integrate behavioral health care into primary care to improve patient health and improve health outcomes using evidence-based practice. The learning collaborative, funded by the Endowment for Health, will focus on improving care for common behavioral health conditions in the context of primary care practice. For more information, call for participation or contact Hwasun Garin. 

NH Citizens Health Initiative Receives Behavioral Health Integration Grant

 

Endowment for Health grant will support efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary care practice in New Hampshire

The Endowment for Health grant will help the Initiative further efforts to integrate behavioral health into primary care, driven by evidence-based, sustainable models. The Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative will launch in November and involve health care providers and practices throughout the state, along with other insurers, government, and other stakeholders. For more information, contact Hwasun Garin.