206478 Findings from the National Council's Collaborative for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Monday, November 9, 2009

Laura M. Galbreath, MPP , National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Washington, DC
In 2007, the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare initiated a Learning Collaborative based upon the successful HRSA Health Disparities Collaboratives. Unique however, is that each site team is representative of a partnership between a Community Health Center and a Community Mental Health Center. This session will briefly describe the key components of the Collaborative, as it has worked with 12 sites nationally, and present faculty findings that provide guidance to the continued movement to better integrate primary and behavioral healthcare.

Learning Objectives:
Define the fundamental goals for change in how services are designed and delivered in partnered Community Health Centers and Behavioral Health agencies. Discuss the basics of Rapid Cycle Improvement methods applied to the project goals Formulate recommendations on how to make and sustain change in clincial practice and agency working relationships.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community-Based Partnership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as the current staff lead on the National Council's PC/BH Collaborative Care Project. I have written policy related materials related to the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.