NHMH - NO HEALTH WITHOUT MENTAL HEALTH
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There is widespread agreement among medical and behavioral health professionals, health policy makers and the broad public, that integration of effective behavioral treatments into medical settings, i.e. primary care and specialty medical care, is a vital national health reform goal. Such integration of physical and behavioral care would offer unparalleled opportunities for early detection, early intervention, and reduced disability.
The focus now is on how to best integrate evidence-based health and substance use care into medical venues in a way that achieves health outcomes that matter to patients and reduce costs. There is a consensus that it is important to provide evidenced-based integrated care that can be feasibly introduced into a variety of medical practices. The federal government (Medicare) has recently begun reimbursing doctors for some elements of integrated care delivery. This is an important first step. If integrated med/psych care can be financially sustained in the long-term, more medical practices will be able to deliver more evidenced-based integrated care to more patients.
As a patient advocacy nonprofit consistently representing the interests and voice of the patient, NHMH - No Health without Mental Health has led the way advocating for behavioral health integration. Our mission continues to be to advance behavioral integration via: supportive health policy incentives; widespread implementation at the clinical level; development of multiple models of integrated care; and patient engagement in their vital role to advocate for behavioral care with their medical providers.
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8 WAYS TO TO KNOW IF YOUR PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR IS OFFERING YOU INTEGRATED CARE
1. During your primary care visit, does anyone ever ask you if you have emotional or mental health problems? (Screening)
2. Are specialists in mental health available (in-person, via phone or video-conferencing) in the primary care practice? (Team-based care)
NHMH OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE NEW ADMINISTRATION
May 2, 2017
NHMH – No Health without Mental Health, a nonprofit patient advocacy organization, www.nhmh.org, would like to take the occasion of the beginning of the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress to urge you to focus executive and legislative health policy attention on the integration of medical and behavioral care services, … read more
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care as soon as practicable. The majority of adult Americans with behavioral conditions are seen only in primary care settings and receive little or no mental health care in those settings. Further, patients with serious mental illness are on average dying 25 years prematurely as a result of receiving inadequate medical care in specialty mental health settings.
Currently, just two models of integrated care exist, the optimal one of which is often not feasible for implementation in medical practices with limited resources. A bipartisan consensus agrees integrated care is essential to achieving the Triple Aim national health strategy of improved health, care experience and lowered costs. Yet, the central issue remains: few proven effective models of integrated care that can actually be implemented across a variety of medical and behavioral health settings. That needs to change. We must not allow more years to go by before this care delivery innovation reaches Americans and improves their lives.
PLEASE JOIN US ONLINE JUNE 22 and 23, 2017 for this landmark meeting!
The primary U.S. federal government health agency - the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) - has agreed to a proposal made by NHMH – No Health without Mental Health to hold a taking-stock conference on models of integrated medical-behavioral care. This virtual conference will take place Thursday/Friday, June 22-23, 2017 and is free. You can now review the meeting agenda of topics and speakers, and register at: http://integratedcare2017.com/
We strongly urge you to participate in this webinar to learn more and engage with speakers on: integrated care research; needed clinical transformation; implications for veterans care; barriers to implementation; role for health policy reform; and next steps. Every HHS operating division involved in integrated care will participate in the conference: HRSA, SAMHSA, CMC, AHRQ, NIMH, HIS, NIDA, ONC, NIAA, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs, a leader in this field.
HHS is hosting this “HHS Federal Partners Integrated Care Meeting” because they agree with NHMH there is an urgent need for care settings to be able to deliver evidence-based integrated
MILESTONE INVITATION TO OUR
|Board of Directors|
|Our Beliefs and Values|
|8 Ways to Know if Your Primary Care Doctor is Offering You Integrated Care|
|Burden of Mental Health Care Falling on Primary Care|
|State of Washington|
|State of New York|
|New Developments Re Depression Tx in Primary Care - What Consumers Need to Know Now|
|Integration for a Safety Net Population with Complex Needs|
|The (Posthumous) Case of Pam|
|Pittsburgh Leading the Way in Behavioral Integration Implementation|
|Pediatric Integrated Care|
|Mayo Clinic Experience Integrating Behavioral Healthcare|
|The Case of Jason|
|The Case of Gina|
|Case Management Society of America Interviews NHMH|
|Mental Health and Heart Disease|
|HISTORIC COMPROMISE IN SAN FRANCISCO:|
|The Rea Case|
|A Behavioral Health House Divided|
|5 Part Series|
|5 Part Series Part I|
|5 Part Series Part II|
|5 Part Series Part III|
|5 Part Series Part IV|
|5 Part Series Part V|
|Glossary of Terms|