Integration Tools

Family Initiated Treatment (FIT)

HCA launches website about Family Initiated Treatment (FIT)

The Health Care Authority (HCA) has information for communities and providers about family initiated treatment (FIT). The site includes information on outpatient FIT, inpatient FIT, and mental health information disclosures.

Problem Solving Treatment for Patients with Depression


Problem Solving Treatment (PST), also known as Problem-Solving Treatment – Primary Care (PST-PC), teaches and empowers patients to solve the here-and-now problems contributing to their depression and helps increase self-efficacy. 

Developed for use by medical professionals in primary care settings, an extensive evidence base shows that PST can effectively be provided in a wide range of settings and with a variety of providers and patient populations. 

Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain

Report and Recommendations from the Bree Collaborative

Treatment of pain varies widely between systems and clinicians with high financial and human cost. Moving to a collaborative or team-based approach to managing complex pain has been shown to result in better patient outcomes.

However, most approaches to pain management including chronic opioid therapy involved siloed health care providers. This workgroup met from January 2018 to January 2019 and defined minimum standards for:

Opioid Response Network

Providing education and training at a local level for evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders, the State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium (STR-TA), funded by SAMHSA, is a response from a large coalition of national professional organizations. The Opioid Response Network, ORN, provides local training and education free of charge for specific needs at a community level. 

Six Building Blocks

A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care

This website introduces the Six Building Blocks, provides tools and resources for improving care, and offers implementation guidance. The Six Building Blocks can help anyone who is interested in improving the care of patients using long-term opioid therapy.

Value-Based Payment Practice Transformation Planning Guide

The Value-based Payment (VBP) Planning Guide is designed to assist organizations in pacing the needed changes, gaining buy-in and building needed infrastructure in order to promote a systematic approach toward transformation. The Planning Guide aims to support your organization in:

Using Pharmacies to Access Naloxone: A guide for community-based agencies

A New Guide: Using Pharmacies to Access Naloxone

The University of Washington's Center for Opioid Safety Education has a new guide, Using Pharmacies to Access Naloxone: a guide for community-based agencies. The guide gives an overview of how agencies can work with pharmacies to provide naloxone directly, easily, and at low cost, to specific clients at risk of overdose.

The Center also has available:

Relationship Between Behavioral Health and Chronic Diseases

Behavioral health and physical health are profoundly interlinked. A person experiencing severe mental illness or a substance use disorder is at greater risk for developing chronic physical health conditions than the general population because of the illness itself as well as potential consequences related to treatment.1 Furthermore, high smoking rates in this population are a major contributing risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and cancer.

Promoting Chronic Disease Management: A guide for behavioral health care teams

In the new world of integrated care, behavioral health providers are becoming increasingly important in their clients’ chronic disease management strategies. While the symptoms and treatment of chronic diseases can vary, there are some common steps that behavioral health providers and care team members can take to assist clients in understanding, accepting, and managing their chronic disease.