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Resources by Topic: Integrated service delivery

Implementing an Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment Program at Community Health Centers: Lessons from a Pilot Project in California
Evaluates the implementation phase of a pilot project to treat patients with opioid use disorder at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in California, including rural FQHCs. The pilot focused on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and integrating substance use and mental healthcare in a primary care setting.
Author(s): Jane Wishner, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Jeremy Marks, Marni Epstein
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Grant Program, 2014-2017
Detailed descriptions of 54 Rural Health Network Development grant projects funded during the 2014-2017 period. Includes an overview of the networks and their impact, a list of grantees by state and focus area, and grantee profiles providing contact information and in-depth project descriptions.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics: Proceedings of a Workshop
Features the proceedings of a public workshop on the relationship between the opioid epidemic and the spread of infectious diseases. Presents research and policy options, such as integrating infectious disease treatment into opioid treatment and prevention efforts, as well as exploring the role of law enforcement. Discusses barriers to treatment and prevention in rural areas.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Getting Ready for an Upcoming Grant Opportunity: The Rural Communities Opioid Response
A collection of resources useful in preparing to apply for a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant opportunity, The Rural Communities Opioid Response, which is expected to be available in June 2018. Includes resources on building networks and partnerships, integrating behavioral health, care coordination, substance abuse, and applying for federal grants.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Behavioral Health Integration and Workforce Development
Examines the need for states to assess behavioral health integration (BHI) workforce needs, identify legal and policy barriers to practice, and effectively train and retain BHI practitioners, especially in underserved areas. Includes case studies of programs in Washington, Nebraska, and Michigan, and lists of resources.
Author(s): Rachel Block
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Providing Access to Mental Health Services for Children in Rural Areas
Policy brief discussing options for improving access to mental health services for rural children, including telemedicine, integration of behavioral health and primary care, and school-based care. Features three brief case studies.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study Final Report, April 2018
Reports findings from the North Dakota Comprehensive Behavioral Health Systems Analysis, which includes a review of the existing behavioral health system, an analysis of utilization and payment patterns by payer source, and recommendations to improve the behavioral health system to meet the needs of the community. Discusses the benefits and challenges of providing behavioral health services in rural areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Human Services Research Institute, North Dakota Department of Health
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Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care
Profile of a rural health system, Western Wisconsin Health (WWH), and its work to deliver behavioral health services. Provides an overview of how behavioral health providers and services were integrated with primary care, with a cultural change to focus on whole-person care. Includes information on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for the behavioral health services provided at WWH's Rural Health Clinic. Discusses how WWH behavioral health providers offer telehealth services to other rural areas of Wisconsin.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Access to Mental Health Services for Children in Rural Areas
Policy brief identifying strategies to help rural children with mental, behavioral, or development disorders (MBDDs) access behavioral health services. Discusses the potential of telehealth, integration of behavioral health and primary care, and school-based health centers to address this need.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care: A Microsimulation of Financial Implications for Practices
Evaluates the financial impact of integrating behavioral health services into primary care practices by simulating data using Medicare payments. Compares the potential impact for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), rural versus urban non-FQHCs in high-poverty areas, and practices in lower-poverty areas. Addresses the costs and revenues for two types of behavioral health integration, the collaborative care model (CoCM) and the primary care behaviorist model (PCBM).
Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 32(12), 1330-1341
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
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