Integrated Health Care Initiative


Create partnerships; provide leadership and vision; advocate and educate; provide personalized technical assistance; and implement and sustain efforts that promote integrated care through a multi-stakeholder approach.


Integrated health care is accessible, cost-effective, and the standard delivery of care for all.


Defining Integrated Health Care

“The care that results from a practice team of primary care and behavioral health clinicians, working together with patients and families, using a systematic and cost-effective approach to provide patient-centered care of a defined population. The team addresses mental health, substance use, and behaviors that affect physical health which are identified during primary care visits. ”

-Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Over the last decade, MHA of Greater Houston’s Integrated Health Care Initiative (IHCI) has convened behavioral health and primary care providers, payers, institutions of higher education and other stakeholders to advance best practices in Integrated Behavioral Health. We offer competency trainings, technical assistance, and learning communities. We develop recommendations that promote the expansion and sustainability of Integrated Health Care in Texas, with a focus on financing and value-based contracting.

For information, please contact the IHCI Team at

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