The need for mental health and substance use disorder services is greater than ever and rising. Alongside this, our mental health workforce is in severe short supply.
Integrated behavioral health in primary care, specifically the Collaborative Care Model, is a solution that addresses both issues, as identified by Minnesota healthcare leaders from both care delivery systems and health plans, and employers.
In 2021 ICSI conducted an assessment with healthcare leaders across the community to understand how to advance integration in Minnesota. Read the resulting white paper, containing recommendations for healthcare organizations as well as for collective action.