- Welcome -Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

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"Integrated healthcare" is a general term used to describe the coordination of care between primary care and behavioral health services. Traditionally, providers of substance use and mental health services (i.e., behavioral health) as well as providers of primary care and other specialty medical care have struggled to seamlessly coordinate or integrate comprehensive healthcare services.  Better integration of care has been shown to positively impact physical health outcomes for people served by the public behavioral health system as well as other populations.

Since 2013, Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has provided funding through the federal Community Mental Health Block grant to the public behavioral health system to further develop integrated behavioral and physical care.  

Please follow the links below to view and/or download Resources related to these initiatives.

For several years Federal Community Mental Health block grant funding was made available to the Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans system in Michigan to support the development and advancement of integration of primary and behavioral health services. 

This course is not currently certified for any specific CEU Credits.