A new resource is now available to help primary care practices integrate behavioral health care. The Behavioral Health Integration Implementation Guide is the most recent addition to the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative Resource Library, which provides tools to help primary care practices become Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).
Yes, the PHQ-9 has been shown to accurately and effectively screen adolescents for depression in children as young as 12. Other validated depression screeners, such as the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI), have been shown to be validated for children younger than 13.
New study looks at important factors for Collaborative Care implementation.
Depressed teens can be helped with Collaborative Care.
A discussion of five key lessons learned from successful implementations.
A recent study looks to improve depression care in OB/GYN settings.
New literature review looks at HIT's role in integrated care.
Jürgen Unützer explores common problems when integrating care.
New research shows Collaborative Care is effective in women's health care.
Erin Hafer is the Manager of New Programs Integration at Community Health Plan of Washington, a not-for-profit organization founded by local community health centers. Over the past six years, she has overseen the implementation of Collaborative Care in nearly 150 community health centers across the state of Washington as part of the Mental Health Integration Program. Erin recently spoke to us about her experiences.