Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services: Opportunities and Challenges for State Mental Health Authorities
The report integrates two conceptual models that assist in thinking about population-based and systemic responses. The first, The Four Quadrant Clinical Integration Model, is a population-based planning tool developed under the auspices of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH). Each quadrant considers the Behavioral Health (SA and MH) and physical health risk and complexity of the population subset and suggests the major system elements that would be utilized to meet the needs of the individuals within that subset of the population. The quadrants can be briefly described as:
I. The population with low to moderate risk/complexity for both behavioral and physical health issues.
II. The population with high behavioral health risk/complexity and low to moderate physical health risk/complexity.
III. The population with low to moderate behavioral health risk/complexity and high physical health risk/complexity.
IV. The population with high risk and complexity in regard to both behavioral and physical health (Authors).
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