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A system of coordinated care
As health care has evolved through health care reform initiatives, the integration of traditional primary care and mental health and substance abuse services has become more widely recognized as a new model of providing high quality and cost effective treatment, resulting in improved health outcomes and enhanced patient experience.
In a fully integrated health system, mental health and primary care professionals share worksites, information systems and patient care plans. A care team works collaboratively with the consumer to ensure a seamless continuum of care, coordinating enabling services, specialty care and follow up appointments to support the primary medical and behavioral health needs of the individual.
The Sunflower Foundation supports primary care and behavioral health safety net systems that endeavor to move toward integrated service delivery models. Current examples of the Sunflower Foundation’s work in this area are:
Integrated Care Initiative Learning Collaborative - October 2014
Resource from Dr. Tillman Farley, Medical Director of Salud Family Health Centers in Colorado:
Resource from Joan Tammany, Director of Quality, Risk Management, Compliance and Innovation at COMCARE of Sedgwick County:
Resource from Jana Zaudke, MD, and Wendi Born, PhD:
Integrated Care Initiative Learning Collaborative - October 2013
Resources from Jenny Crawford JD, LCWS-C, Deputy Director, Center for Integrated Health Solutions:
Resource from Trip Gardner, MD, Chief Psychiatric Officer and Medical Director, Homeless Services, Penobscot Community Health Care:
Resources from Becky Hayes Boober, PhD, Senior Program Officer, Maine Health Access Foundation:
Integrated Care Initiative Grantee Orientation - March 2013
Katherine Sanchez, LSCW, PhD, spoke to Sunflower Foundation Integrated Care grantees during an orientation session in March, 2013, and presented the following information:
→ There's No Place Like Home (Presentation)
General Integrated Care Resources
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