Leading the change for psychiatry in a healthcare system requires strong persistent leadership, buy-in at every level, a financial plan that supports the shift, ready and willing primary care partners, and a psychiatry workforce that can be engaged in this pursuit. The presentation will describe system wide steps taken to successfully link psychiatry to primary care in order to support a stepped care framework as well as acknowledge the reality of behavioral health’s role in the patient centered medical home. Successes and lessons learned will be shared with a focus on psychiatry and primary care provider feedback about what works for them in making this change.
- Identify the workforce and workplace characteristics related to psychiatry staff and service delivery that create barriers to change
- Describe the interventions that are useful in supporting systemic change focused on psychiatry partnering with primary care
- Identify key action steps that one can take to create this change in other systems.
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