Behavioral Health Integration

Mental health issues and concerns often emerge during primary care visits, yet only 3% of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners coordinate care with primary care practitioners. Evidence shows, however, that integrating behavioral health services into primary care can enhance mental health care access and coordination, improve outcomes and reduce costs.

PBGH provides technical assistance to providers and delivery systems in support of enhanced integration. At the same time, we’re working to align efforts across health plans and supporting organizations to eliminate primary care barriers to integration in areas, such as data sharing, aligned payment and incentives, and technical assistance.

Program Initiatives

Patient-Reported Outcomes — Mental Health

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PBGH develops, implements and tests patient-reported mental health measures to improve treatment.


Behavioral Health Integration Improvement Collaborative Curriculum

For health care provider organizations looking to integrate behavioral health services and primary care.

Get the Balance Right (Part 1)

An outline for building a financially sustainable program of integrated behavioral health services in primary care.

Get the Balance Right (Part 2)

Leaders offer strategic planning around sustainable integrated behavioral health services.

CQC Toolkit: Implement Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Screening in Primary Care

This toolkit is a collection of evidence-based interventions and resources for ambulatory care provider organizations to implement Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) screening and follow-up care.

Past Events and Training

May 18, 2021

Adolescent Mental Health 2021

The PBGH Adolescent Mental Health Showcase is under construction for early 2021.

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March 31, 2021

CQC Webinar: Increase Depression Screening

In this meeting, attendees shared challenges and questions related to depression screening at their organizations, and identified a next step they could apply at their own organizations.

September 29, 2020

Accelerating Integrated Care: Measure Screening and Access for Behavioral Health

Second webinar in Accelerating Integrated care series, attendees learned why measuring behavioral health screening and access is important.