The Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs led a multi-stakeholder planning process and engaging people with lived experience to design and launch a Rapid Engagement pilot in Oregon. Rapid Engagement is a system transformation project designed to remove barriers to access outpatient behavioral health services using a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
This Health Affairs blog post describes an emerging strategy of health funders to develop long-term collaborative relationships with their peers to tackle complex health and health care challenges, focusing on a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation to advance safety-net payment reform in Texas.
In this brief, we describe the process by which primary care associations and behavioral health state associations built and strengthened their partnerships during Phase 1 of the Delta Center's State Action and Learning Collaborative, and offer high-level recommendations for other PCAs and BHSAs that seek to develop partnerships to advance policy and practice.
This brief summarizes key challenges faced by the rural ambulatory safety net in delivering primary care and behavioral health services since COVID-19 and the policy changes that have been implemented in response to those challenges. It also offers state-level policy recommendations to improve rural-specific primary care and behavioral health care through sustaining and supporting the movement towards telehealth, addressing social needs, and advancing value-based payment and care.
The report details existing value-based payment models for behavioral health services and where they are being adopted, and highlights lessons learned and recommendations for state and federal policymakers.
Research indicates that integrated care management strategies such as health homes and evidence-based models such as Collaborative Care can improve outcomes for people with complex, co-morbid physical and behavioral health conditions while potentially reducing costs.
Through the State Innovation Model initiative, health home state plan option, and other Medicaid authorities, states have made significant investments to develop and implement payment and delivery system reforms that better integrate the physical and behavioral health systems.