With the goal of promoting full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) developed the Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care grantee program. Through this program, SAMHSA provides support to state-wide agencies and partner organizations to coordinate and integrate primary care services into publicly funded, community-based behavioral health settings, resulting in:
- Improved integrated care models for primary care and behavioral health care to improve the overall wellness and physical health status of adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) or children with a serious emotional disturbance (SED)
- Increased promotion and ofttering of integrated care services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and substance use disorders, and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases.
Through the Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), PIPBHC grantees receive the technical, clinical, social, and organizational supports designed to assist each grantee achieve their goals.
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