Infographic: Key Levers for Advancing Physical-Behavioral Healthcare Integration

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Clinical integration of physical and behavioral health services holds the promise of improving health outcomes and reducing avoidable costs, according to a new infographic by Center for Health Care Strategies.

The infographic shares recommendations for states, health plans, and providers seeking to partner to advance greater physical-behavioral health integration.

Behavioral Health Patient Engagement: Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Strategies To Improve OutcomesAs the critical role of an engaged, activated healthcare consumer becomes more apparent in a value-based healthcare system, healthcare organizations are focusing on patient engagement and activation programs.

In a recent industry survey on trends in patient engagement, healthcare organizations reported that behavioral health conditions presented a particular challenge to patient engagement initiatives. However, there is robust evidence that motivational interviewing is a powerful approach for treating substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

Behavioral Health Patient Engagement: Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Strategies To Improve Outcomes, a 45-minute webinar now available for replay, Mia Croyle with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shares key learnings from patient engagement initiatives targeted at patients with behavioral health conditions.

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