Integrated Primary Care in Assertive Community Treatment.

Title

Integrated Primary Care in Assertive Community Treatment.

Creator

Henwood Benjamin F; Siantz Elizabeth; Hrouda Debra R; Innes-Gomberg Debbie; Gilmer Todd P

Publisher

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Date

2018
2018-02

Description

Assertive community treatment (ACT) has the potential to serve as a medical home for adults with serious mental illness, a population that experiences some of the most significant health disparities in the United States. Using site visit methodology, the authors describe partnerships that were created between five ACT programs and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to provide integrated behavioral health and primary care. The authors examined rates of screening for common chronic conditions. The programs used three distinct approaches: two programs colocated ACT teams at an FQHC, two programs employed primary care providers who split their time between the FQHC and the ACT program, and one program embedded a primary care provider within the ACT team. Effective communication between staffs may be more important than type of partnership in determining integration success.

Subject

Assertive community treatment; Housing First; Integrated care; Primary care

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

133–135

Issue

2

Volume

69

Citation

Henwood Benjamin F; Siantz Elizabeth; Hrouda Debra R; Innes-Gomberg Debbie; Gilmer Todd P, “Integrated Primary Care in Assertive Community Treatment.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4770.

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