ATTC White Paper: Building Capacity for Behavioral Health Care Services within Primary Care and Medical Settings

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ATTC White Paper: Building Capacity for Behavioral Health Care Services within Primary Care and Medical Settings

The ATTC Network has just released the second white paper in our series in advancing Advancing the Integration of Substance Use Disorder Services and Health Care. The paper is available at: http://www.nattc.org/advancingintegration/index.aspx and I have added a link to the complete document below.

Prepared by the ATTC Network Workforce Development Workgroup, the white paper provides a series of recommendations to guide practitioners in achieving more integrated behavioral health services in their respective settings. The paper presents Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) as a guiding clinical framework and identifies organizational change activities that are necessary to fully implement integrated treatment models.

The first recommendation is to build an organizational culture that supports integrated care.

Is your organization working to integrated SUD services with primary care? What strategies have you used to build an organizational culture that supports integrated care?