- Emma Gilchrist, MPH, Deputy Director, Farley Health Policy Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
- Stephanie Kirchner, MSPH, RD, Practice Transformation Program Manager, University of Colorado, Dept. of Family Medicine, Denver, CO
- Leslie Snapper, BS, Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
- Tara Kenworthy, MA, PhD Candidate, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
- Laurel Broten, MPH, SIM Data Strategy Coordinator, Colorado State Innovation Model
- Victoria Scott, PhD, MBA
- Shale Wong, MD, MSPH, Director, Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
- Stephanie Gold, MD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
The state of Colorado has made great strides in advancing behavioral health integration under its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services State Innovation Model (SIM). In the final phase of SIM, the Governor’s Office is pursuing opportunities to sustain momentum and support the evolution of integrating care. Applying an evidence-based readiness model, R=MC2 (Readiness = Motivation x Innovation-specific Capacity x General Capacity), a state-wide stakeholder readiness assessment seeks to understand readiness of stakeholders to lead and sustain efforts and build upon the established infrastructure to inform system change and policy development to optimize integrated behavioral health care delivery. Findings will be presented to the Colorado Governor’s Office as a policy report and to multi-sector stakeholders as consumer-friendly products designed to engage and inform target audiences in summer 2019.
- Describe an evidence-based framework for assessing readiness for cross-sector partnerships.
- Discuss how partnership effectiveness may be improved by surfacing strengths, challenges, and infrastructure and policy needs.
- Identify systems change and policy recommendations to support multi-sector partnerships to sustain and advance behavioral health integration.
- Scaccia, J.P., Cook, B.S., Lamont, A., Wandersman, A., Castellow, J., Katz, J., & Beidas, R.S. (2015). A practical implementation science heuristic for organizational readiness: R=MC2. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(4), 484-501.
- Scott, V.C., Kenworthy, T., Godly-Reynolds, E., Bastien, G., Scaccia, J., Gadaire, A., McMickens, C., Sharon, R., Cooper, S., Wrenn, G., & Wandersman, A. (2017). The Readiness for Integrated Care Questionnaire (RIC-Q): A new tool to assess readiness to integrate behavioral health and primary care. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000270
- Miller, B.F., Gilchrist, E.C., Ross, K.M., Wong, S.L., Green, L.A. (2016). Creating a Culture of Whole Health: Recommendations for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. Available at: http://farleyhealthpolicycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Culture-of-Whole-Health-Full-report.pdf
- Miller, B.F. (2016). Creating a Culture of Whole Health: A Realistic Framework for Advancing Behavioral Health and Primary Care Together. Health Affairs Blog. Available at: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20160414.054480/full/
- Colorado State Innovation Model. (2014). Application for Funding for Test Assistance. Available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxUiTIOwSbPUSG1pVWJlaGgydjA/view