WERNER VOICE: Mental Health Integration in Primary Care


Rochester General Hospital Edition

November 2017

In 2014, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that only 41% of adults with a mental health condition received treatment that year. As the first point of care for most Americans, primary care clinicians are in a unique position to identify behavioral health conditions and provide the first steps to treatment. 

·       Mental health training for primary health care workers and implication for success of integration of mental health into primary care: evaluation of effect on knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP). Ayano G, Assefa D, Haile K, Chaka A, Haile K, Solomon M et al. (2017).

·       Essential Elements of a Collaborative Mental Health Training Program for Primary Care. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. Giles LL, Martini DR. (2017).

·       Understanding integrated mental health care in “real-world” primary care settings: What matters to health care providers and clients for evaluation and improvement? Ion A, Sunderji N, Jansz G, Ghavam-Rassoul A. (2017).

·       Closing the False Divide: Sustainable Approaches to Integrating Mental Health Services into Primary Care. Kroenke K, Unutzer J. (2017).

·       Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care. McGough PM, Bauer AM, Collins L, Dugdale DC. (2016).

·       Integration of mental health resources in a primary care setting leads to increased provider satisfaction and patient access. Vickers KS, Ridgeway JL, Hathaway JC, Egginton JS, Kaderlik AB, Katzelnick DJ. (2013). 

Bibliography by Rachel Becker, MLIS

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