January 11, 2024
Bipartisan Policy Center
Thursday, January 11, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
An extensive and growing body of evidence shows the benefits of delivering more mental health and substance use services through—and in collaboration with—primary care providers. Integrated primary care and behavioral health services are shown to increase patients’ access to services, improve health outcomes, and enhance cost-effectiveness of care.
But how do we ensure that the workforce is equipped to deliver integrated care services? What makes up a successful integrated care team? Recent policy changes have begun to tackle the issue, but there is a need for further action in training, supporting, and financing the workforce required to deliver integrated primary care and behavioral health services.
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Commonwealth Fund as we discuss federal policy solutions to make better use of the existing integrated care workforce and expand opportunities to grow the supply. Read our new recommendations here.
- Julia Harris | Associate Director, BPC
- Dr. Brian Baucom | Co-Director, Behavioral Health Innovation and Dissemination Center, University of Utah
- Dr. Atul Grover | Executive Director, AAMC Research and Action Institute
- Dr. Andy Keller | President and CEO, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
- Melissa Merrick | Executive Vice President, Primary Care Services, Southcentral Foundation
- Laura Lovett | Editor, Behavioral Health Business, Aging Media Network