Behavioral Health

Resources for Integrated Care contains promising practices in better serving individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders. Based on input from a wide range of experts, the resources and tools in Resources for Integrated Care are intended to support the efforts of behavioral health providers as they expand their capacity to deliver integrated and coordinated care.

Areas of Focus

  • Peer Supports: Peer support staff are individuals in recovery from a mental illness, substance use disorder, or co-occurring illnesses who have been trained to use their lived experience to assist others in recovery.  Peer support engages and empowers individuals in their own recovery and in taking care of themselves.

  • Navigation: Navigation links individuals with behavioral health needs and their family members with essential health and community services.  Behavioral health agencies and providers that adopt navigation services can expand their capacity to deliver more integrated care and reduce gaps in care for their clients.

  • Self Management Support: Providers that support self management help individuals manage, cope, and live with a chronic illness and participate in and self direct their care. Provider support for self-management can improve individuals’ ability to manage their illnesses and health behaviors.