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Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I)

The Behavioral Health Integration Initiative (BH2I) aims to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate behavioral health integration with primary care, community based settings, and/or integrating primary care, nutrition, diabetes care, and chronic disease management with behavioral health. The purpose of the BH2I grant opportunity is to improve the physical and mental health status of people with behavioral health issues by developing an integrative, coordinated system of care between behavioral health and primary care providers.

The Year 1 project period for BH2I is September 30, 2017 – September 29, 2018.

View the list of BH2I projects by IHS area [PDF - 61 KB].

View the list of BH2I projects by state [PDF - 64 KB].

Resources

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov : CIHS is a national training and technical assistance center that promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services.

Integrated Care ModelsExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov : Evidence, examples, and models supporting primary and behavioral healthcare integration

A Quick Start Guide to Behavioral Health Integration for Safety-Net Primary Care ProvidersExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  [PDF - 2.2 MB]: A flowchart to walk you through some of the questions to consider when integrating behavioral health care and, most importantly, point you toward helpful resources that can answer those questions.

Screening ToolsExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov : Regular screenings in primary care and other healthcare settings enable earlier identification of mental health and substance abuse disorders, which translates into earlier care. Screenings should be provided to people of all ages, even the young and the elderly.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov : Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance abuse disorders.

Motivational InterviewingExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov : Motivational Interviewing is a clinical approach that helps people with mental health and substance use disorders.

SBIRTExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov : Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs.

For more information, please contact:
Miranda Carman
National Mental Health Lead
Phone: 301-281-1777