Safety Net Health Plan Efforts to Integrate Physical and Behavioral Health at Community Health Centers

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) and the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) has released a fact sheet profiling four communities that brought together teams from safety net health plans, community health centers, and community behavioral health provider organizations to integrate physical and behavioral health for Medicaid beneficiaries.

Not-for-profit safety net health plans are well positioned to work collaboratively with community health and behavioral health providers to integrate primary care, mental health, and addiction services for their members. These collaborations can take a variety of approaches based on available resources, community, and population characteristics. Common themes for success highlighted in the fact sheet include building strong working relationships and measurement of quality and outcomes.

Population of focus: Medicaid beneficiaries

Link to resource: Safety Net Health Plan Efforts to Integrate Physical and Behavioral Health at Community Health Centers (pdf)

Date: 2014

Organization: Association for Community Affiliated Plans and the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions