Advancing the Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care for Small Practices

Publication date: 
August, 2017

This issue brief, co-funded by United Hospital Fund (UHF) and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), explores the real-world application of an innovative framework that allows for the phased adoption of key elements of behavioral health integration.

Integrating screening, diagnosis, and treatment of common behavioral health conditions—such as depression, anxiety, and substance use—into primary care is widely acknowledged as a pressing goal, but has remained a significant challenge, especially for smaller, resource-constrained practices that provide much of New York City’s and State’s primary care.

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