Behavioral Health Homes: An opportunity to address healthcare inequities in people with serious ment

Authors, Primary Viron,Mark;Zioto,Kathryn;Schweitzer,Jason;Levine,Gail
Title Primary Behavioral Health Homes: An opportunity to address healthcare inequities in people with serious mental illness.
Periodical Full Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Pub Year 2014
Volume 42226
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Start Page 10-16
Abstract People with serious mental illness (SMI) face striking reductions in lifespan versus the general population, in part due to the inadequacy of healthcare systems in meeting the substantial physical health needs of this group. Integrated care, the strategic combination and coordination of behavioral health and primary care services, has been proposed as a potential healthcare service delivery solution to address these care gaps. Inspired by the primary care Patient-Centered Medical Home concept, Behavioral Health Homes bring primary care services into the community mental health center in various ways. In this paper the authors review the literature describing Behavioral Health Home interventions and highlight an integration project that provides co-located and coordinated primary care and wellness services in a community mental health center. Such approaches hold great promise for improving the health and healthcare of people with SMI. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)
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Author/Address Viron, Mark: mark.viron@state.ma.us
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Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Specialty Medical Home
Special Population(s) People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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