In recent months, the Washington Council for Behavioral Health has been working with the UW AIMS Center to develop more in-depth content expertise related to integrating primary care into behavioral health settings. As a result of that collaboration, we are happy to announce the development of a Training & TA package that could be built into Project 2A Bidirectional Integration project proposals that are submitted via the Accountable Communities of Health under the Medicaid Transformation Demonstration. The training is also designed to support community mental health agencies that are expanding their models of whole person care either independently or through partnerships. We have also developed a milestone checklist to help behavioral health agencies determine whether they are ready to launch transformative changes in their integrated practice.
We believe that this package may be of interest to ACHs and providers alike. The content is specifically targeted to address the physical health needs of people with SMI and/or SUD. Faculty will be drawn from the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Integrated Health Consulting Team, the AIMS Center, and local Washington provider experts. Finally, the package is customizable to different levels of agency readiness and experience in providing integrated care.
Please contact Ann Christian, Washington Council CEO with any questions.