SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) harvests a variety of new, notable, and seminal research related to integrated health services design and provision, consumer experience, and cost.
A National Agenda for Research in Collaborative Care
At the AHRQ-funded Collaborative Care Research Network Research Development Conference in Denver in October 2009, key national leaders took major steps toward establishing a research agenda for collaborative care among primary care and mental health clinicians. This set of three research papers represents the fruits of that meeting.
The CIH resource page includes operational guidance, policies and procedures for primary care mental health integration programs as well as educational materials for patients and informational materials for mental and behavioral health providers who are working collaboratively within Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs).
The Collaborative Care Research Network (CCRN), a sub-network of the AAFP’s National Research Network (NRN), was created so that clinicians from across the country can ask questions and investigate how to make collaborative care work more effectively. The objectives of the CCRN are to support, conduct, and disseminate practice-based primary care effectiveness research that examines the clinical, financial, and operational impact of behavioral health on primary care and health outcomes.