While interdisciplinary team members often meet together for huddles and case consultations, it is not common for primary care practices to sit down and discuss the state of integrated behavioral health. This presentation will review a project that introduced an interdisciplinary discussion and formal assessment of integration at 28 primary care practices at two time points during a year. Results will be provide on the practices’ strengths and needs, observed degree of behavioral health integration in primary care in a regional network, and how successful sites were enacting subsequent goals and improving integration six months later. Attendees will learn the benefit and importance of having an interdisciplinary team discussion about integrated behavioral health, and tips for how your site can replicate this in practice.
- Identify the benefits of conducting an integration of behavioral health practice assessment
- Describe the study's observed outcomes on the benefit to interdisciplinary practice
- Define how they would enact a similar practice evaluation in a step-wise fashion
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