- Tisha Deen, PhD, Director of Behavioral Health Integration, UAMS, Little Rock, AR
The newly formed CFHA Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) workgroup identified a growing need and desire to learn practical ways to build robust behavioral health integration programs. Some programs desire to provide services on a continuum that includes both the primary care behavioral health (PCBH) and Collaborative Care (CoCM) models or that incorporates components of each. While both models are supported as effective ways to integrate, there is little guidance for how to create a program that incorporates both models, especially in systems that are not publicly funded (such as the Veterans Administration).
This talk will include a short didactic that will briefly outline the history of these models and ways that they differ and complement one another. The discussants will briefly provide examples of programs that provide services that span the continuum. This brief didactic will be accompanied by group discussion centered around 1) What tools or information does the field need to know to advance in this area? 2) What are the best practices in the field? 3) What are the biggest challenges in this field?
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss these important questions in the session AND will be able to hear the results of the discussion. The session will end with a summary of the discussion and will also inform the future work of the CFHA CoCM workgroup.
- Identify core elements of the PCBH and CoCM models and ways that these models can be implemented to complement one another
- Identify current promising practices in using both PCBH and CoCM models to meet the needs of patients in primary care
- Identify current challenges and future directions in using both CoCM and PCBH models to meet the needs of patients in primary care