In 2011, a group of national thought leaders participated in a summit meeting sponsored to kick off development of a roadmap for patient-centered integrated mental health solutions in the era of health care reform. A main outcome of the meeting was the development of a checklist of core principles and components of effective integrated behavioral health care.
Summit participants included policy makers, funders, national experts, leaders of health plans and health care organizations, and researchers. Meeting participants:
- Examined the state of the art of Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Integrated Mental Health programs
- Reviewed examples of transformational change, taking evidence-based programs from research to clinical practice
- Discussed opportunities to advance integrated care programs in the context of Health Care Reform and the Medical Home
- Developed a checklist of core principles and components of effective integrated behavioral health care
The meeting was organized by the AIMS Center and co-hosted by Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, Director of the AIMS Center, and Ed Wagner, MD, MPH, MACP, Director of the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation and creator of the Chronic Care Model.