Title

Lessons Learned From a Quad-State Postdisaster Project: Developing Accessible and Sustainable Integrated Mental and Physical Health Care Services

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2018

School

Social Work

Abstract

The Mental and Behavioral Health (MBH) Capacity Project had a mission shared among 4 states to support MBH sustainability along the Gulf Coast. Integration of mental health into undersourced primary health clinics was an important goal of the project. The findings from the collaborative evaluation demonstrate long-term outcomes including the following: community has greater capacity and sustainability for quality health care; better informed and connected communities; and individuals are more informed, connected, and resilient. Lessons learned indicate that improved population health outcomes are possible even in low-income, high-stress regions through intentional and collaborative efforts integrating MBH into primary cares settings.

Publication Title

Journal of Ambulatory Care Management

Volume

41

Issue

4

First Page

323

Last Page

332

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