This page lists various resources that may be useful for health care organizations planning and implementing integrated healthcare (IHC) services.  Information from IHC events of the Greater Houston Behavioral Health Affordable Care Act Initiative (BHACA) is included on this page.  For information from other BHACA events, please see the Network of Behavioral Health Providers’ website.



Integrated Health Care: Webinar on Physical Health 101: Understanding Physical Health for Behavioral Health Providers-Part I: Diseases with Increased Prevalence in Patients Living with Severe Mental Illness with Dr. Oldham of the Menninger Clinic – October 29, 2014

Integrated Health Care: Webinar on Financing Integrated Health Care in Texas with Kathy Reynolds of the National Council for Behavioral Health – October 9, 2014

Integrated Health Care:  Behavioral Health Screening in Primary Care Settings: Integrated Health Care Models for Clients’ Real-Time, Whole-Person Needs – September 19, 2014

Integrated Health Care: Webinar on Privacy and Integrated Behavioral Health – Special Considerations Under HIPAA and Part 2 – June 20, 2014

Integrated Health Care:  Open Discussion Meeting – April 23, 2014

Integrated Health Care:  Understanding Approaches to Substance Use Treatment and Integration – April 2, 2014

Integrated Health Care Presentation to 1115 Waiver Region 3 Learning Collaborative: IHC Models and Practices – March 21, 2014

Integrated Health Care: From Concept to Practice – An Education Event of the Greater Houston Behavioral Health Affordable Care Act Initiative – October 17, 2013

Integrated Health Care: Implementation and Maintenance – An Education Event of the Greater Houston Behavioral Health Affordable Care Act Initiative – November 21, 2013



Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) – The CIHS website contains a wealth of resources related to planning, implementing, and sustaining integrated health care.  It’s a good starting place when looking for IHC information.

Standard Framework for Levels of Integrated Healthcare – This framework from CIHS provides a useful tool for assessing the extent of coordination and integration of care.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care “Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration” – AHRQ’s “Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration,” developed by expert consensus, provides language, definitions, and concepts for a shared understanding of what behavioral health and primary care integration is in practice.


Partners in Health: Mental Health, Primary Care, and Substance Use Interagency Collaboration Tool Kit (2nd edition, 2013) – This toolkit, produced by the Integrated Behavioral Health Project (IBHP), a California-based initiative, is an excellent resource on implementing and sustaining integrated health care partnerships.  It contains a wealth of practical information and examples, such as sample MOUs, job descriptions, and various tools and forms.  It is long (about 350 pages), but the table of contents is fully linked so that you may easily access information of interest.  Although some of the information is specific to California, much of it applies regardless of location.


The Hogg Foundation discusses lessons learned in integrated health care


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