Defining Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration

Resource summary

What do we mean by "behavioral health and primary care integration"? It is important to develop shared language that enables effective communication and collaboration across sites, disciplines, and time.  The Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration provides a functional definition of behavioral health integration as implemented in actual practice settings.

This resource includes the following:

  • Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration
  • The Executive Summary
  • The story of how the Lexicon was developed (Journey Toward a Lexicon)
  • Resources and self assessments for behavioral health and primary care integration

Keywords: Psychiatry, Treatment, Mental, Team, Collaborative, Primary, Integration, Behavioral, Care, Health

Audience
Care Managers
Executives
Nurses
Practice Manager
Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA)
Psychologist/Mental Health/Psychiatrists
Practice Type
Behavioral Health
Primary Care
Resource type
Guidelines
Theory
Publication date
Sponsoring organization
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Implementation