Primary Care Integration

The passage of the Affordable Care Act gave health care providers and other stakeholders a mandate to develop more integrated care systems, including integrating behavioral health services into primary care. The resources listed here provide information on integrated care

Formula for Success: Creating Successful Affiliations, by the National Council for Community Behavioral
Healthcare, March 2013.

This paper gives an overview of behavioral health-primary care healthcare affiliations under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 with case studies from three states. It also describes various options for structuring an affiliation between primary health care organizations. 

Center for Integrated Health Solutions

This U.S. government website provides extensive information on clinical care, practice development and emerging issues in the integration of primary and behavioral health care. Topics include: 

NWATTC Primary Care Training Topics
  • Substance Use Disorders 101
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Brief Treatment in Primary Care
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Care Coordination
  • Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy

Ask the NWATTC

Do you have a question about primary care integration? We can provide technical assistance, training and resources to help you integrate health services in your primary care setting.. 

Contact the NWATTC with questions or training requests.