Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care – Your Patients Are WaitingJan 1, 2019
Patients are waiting to be taken care of as whole people and have the health care system in general and primary care in particular recognize that the mind and body are not separate. This book provides a guide to transforming primary care to integrate behavioral health, grounded in practical knowledge from real, frontline practices. The book chapters cover how to define and talk about integrated care, lessons learned by early adopters, a case study of an exemplary practice, leadership for integrated care, principles of team-based care, measurement considerations, and policy barriers and solutions. The book concludes with key takeaways, among them that primary care practices that have already taken the journey to integrated care have found that they don’t want to go back to how they used to practice: integrated care is simply better care.