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.

Upcoming Events and Training

Adolescent Mental Health 2021

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

Past Events and Training

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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

In this webinar, participants: examined the current state of access to behavioral health screening and treatment considered the use and application […]