Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative
NH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative Operationalizing Integration, Part I - Integration in the Practice
- Operationalizing Behavioral Health Integration to Support Depression Care (Panel)
- Operationalizing Privacy and Consent for Substance Use Disorders
- S2BI Update
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) (Panel)
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.
NH Behavioral Health Integration Year 2 Opening Session, November 16, 2016
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!
Break Out: Privacy and Confidentiality in Integrated Behavioral Health
- Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Treatment Records in Integrated Care Setting
- NH Health Information Organization Privacy and Confidentiality in Integrated Behavioral Health
- Resource: Resource Guide for Addiction and Mental Health Care Consumers
The Resource Guide for Addiction and Mental Health Care Consumers is part of a statewide educational effort to help consumers learn how to access health insurance and use their coverage to pay for necessary treatment. It was made possible through the generous support of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Endowment for Health.
- Resource: Summary of NH Behavioral Health Privacy and Minor Consent Laws
- Resource: Summary of NH Law on Health Information Privacy
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
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.