Integrated behavioral health care

Victoria Stanhope, Janna C. Heyman, James Amarante, Meredith Doherty

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Over the past 10 years, the U.S. healthcare system has undergone substantial changes, impacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010), and motivated by the need to improving healthcare quality and outcomes, while reducing costs. Healthcare delivery system changes have included integrating behavioral healthcare into primary care diverse populations groups, older adults. SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions delineated a specific set of competences for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care. These competencies are the following: interpersonal communication; collaboration and teamwork; screening and assessment; care planning and care coordination; intervention; cultural competence and adaptation; systems-oriented practice; practice-based learning and quality improvement strategies; and informatics. The need for integrated healthcare driven by the poor outcomes and high costs prevalent throughout the U.S. healthcare system has led to significant changes in service delivery, particularly in primary care settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth and Social Work
Subtitle of host publicationPractice, Policy, and Research
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780826141644
ISBN (Print)9780826141637
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Care coordination
  • Care planning
  • Cultural competence
  • Healthcare quality
  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Primary care
  • SAMHSA-HRSA Center
  • U.S. healthcare system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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