In partnership with Kathy Reynolds at the National Council for Behavioral Health the San Diego Integration Institute staff developed this Integration/Change Leadership toolkit during 2012-2013. This tool kit will be updated regularly to reflect new best practices and resources/tools in PC/BH Integration. Feedback? Email Julie
UPDATED VERSION (2013) The ToolKit, an update of the 2009 edition, was developed by the Integrated Behavioral Health Project (IBHP) and sponsored by the California Health Services Authority’s (CalMHSA) Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative. The 337 page Kit may seem a bit daunting at first, but the Table of Contents is interactive – and users can link directly to the sections they’re interested in with just a click. Designed to help primary care clinics and behavioral health agencies forge collaborative relationships, the Tool Kit provides job descriptions; sample agreements and contracts; screening instruments and evaluation measures; operational forms; strategies and prototypes for integrating mental and physical services; practical advice; issues to consider when brokering agreements; mutual role descriptions and much more. Though the focus is on California counties, much of the Tool Kit information can be generalized to other locales.
Questions or Comments About the Kit Should be Directed to Barbara Demming Lurie
June 2013: SAMHSA has released a new toolkit designed to help states’ service agencies better assess and meet the behavioral health needs of their communities. The Behavioral Health Needs Assessment Toolkit provides states with detailed information on the latest behavioral health statistics as well as step-by-step instructions to generate projections related to what areas will need to be addressed in the future.