BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND OLDER ADULTS
- New York Geriatric Resources List for Integration Grantees and their Patients
- PBHCI Chronic Disease Webinar Series for Non-medical Staff
-Understanding Hyperlipidemia. Slides | Recording
-Understanding Hypertension. Slides | Recording
- Quick Guide to the USPSTF Recommendations for Older Adults, GTAC, 2014
- Tools for Using the USPSTF Recommendations for Older Adults
–Pocket Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2012
–Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS)
–Partnership for Health Patient Brochures and Clinician Fact Sheets
–Men: Stay Healthy at 50+
–Women: Stay Healthy at 50+
- SAMHSA’s Knowledge Application Program for Clinicians, based on TIP 26: Substance Abuse Among Older Adults. A practical guide for clinicians that includes information such as: physical symptom screening triggers, applying the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria to older adults with alcohol dependence, and the effect of aging on response to drugs.
- Surgeon General’s Report: Chapter 5: Older Adults and Mental Health, 1999
- Older Adult Admissions Reporting Alcohol as a Substance of Abuse: 1992 and 2009(SAMHSA)
INTEGRATED CARE MODELS & RESOURCES
- Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services for Older Adults: Options for New York State Providers. Geriatric Technical Assistance Center, March 2014.
- Standard Framework for Levels of Integrated Healthcare. CIHS’ Standard Framework for Levels of Integrated Healthcare helps primary and behavioral healthcare provider organizations improve outcomes by helping them understand where they are on the integration continuum. This six-level framework can be used for planning; creating a common language to discuss integration, progress, and financing; supporting assessment and benchmarking efforts; explaining integration efforts to stakeholders; and clarifying differences in vision between two or more partnering organizations.
- Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration. A set of concepts and definitions developed by expert consensus for what we mean by behavioral health and primary care integration—a functional definition —what things look like in practice. This consensus Lexicon enables effective communication and concerted action among clinicians, care systems, health plans, payers, researchers, policymakers, business modelers, and patients working for effective, widespread implementation on a meaningful scale.
- Behavioral Health/Primary Care Integration and the Person-Centered Healthcare Home, The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, April 2009
- Four Quadrant Clinical Integration Model, The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
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- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
- GAD-7, a brief measurement tool for assessing generalized anxiety disorder
- AUDIT-C, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, a 3-item alcohol abuse screening tool
Depression in Primary Care
- The MacArthur Foundation Initiative on Depression and Primary Care at Dartmouth and Duke has created a Depression Tool Kit, which is intended to help primary care clinicians recognize and manage depression. Developed by Jurgen Unutzer at the University of Washington.
- Healthy IDEAS is an evidence-based program that integrates depression awareness and management into care management services provided to older adults.
- The Health and Recovery Program (HARP) is a modification of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for mental health consumers.
- Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is designed for the substance abuse population and features online and in-person meetings during which participants learn skills to enhance their motivation to quit, cope with urges to use illegal substances, challenge irrational thoughts, feelings, and behaviors around using drugs, and create a balanced life.
- Wellness Self-Management, a curriculum-based clinical practice designed to help adults effectively manage serious mental health problems.
- Stanford Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease 6-Item Scale, for measuring patient confidence in managing chronic diseases
Substance Abuse and Alcohol Dependency
SBIRT: an evidence-based approach to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs
- Why SBIRT? A primer developed by the Colorado SBIRT Initiative to provide an overview of SBIRT
- SBIRT and Older Adults Webinar, BIG Initiative SBIRT Education
- Additional resources on SBIRT compiled by the Center for Integrated Health Solutions
MAT: Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of pharmacological medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a ‘whole patient’ approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
- Getting Started with Medication-Assisted Treatment with Lessons from Advancing Recovery provides information and guidance on how to implement MAT into a drug treatment program. This toolkit shares lessons that emerged from the efforts of several Robert Wood Johnson Advancing Recovery project grantees to establish MAT programs in their organizations
- Additional resources on MAT compiled by the Center for Integrated Health Solutions
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OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION
- Workflow Design: A Focus on the Experience of the Recipient of Services, created for the Center for Integrated Health Solutions to inform workflow design in terms of engagement, enrollment, retention, service planning, and service delivery processes.
- No More No Shows! How Carlsbad Transformed Service Delivery through Customer Engagement, a National Council Magazine article by Noel Clark, CEO, Carlsbad Mental Health Center, discusses one community behavioral health center’s efforts to better engage consumers in order to improve workflow and outcomes.
HIT and Meaningful Use
- Gaining Access to Meaningful Use Incentive Dollars: A Step-by-Step Guide for Behavioral Health Organizations, National Council for Behavioral Health, January 2012
- Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use Overview, which includes an array of resources for understanding meaningful use and its criteria
- CMS Flow Chart to help providers determine whether they are eligible for Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments
- Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) and Rapid Cycle Change, presentation by Henry Chung, April 30, 2012
- PDSA Work Sheet – handout for helping you plan your next PDSA
- Find more resources on Operations & Administration.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
- Smoking Cessation for Persons with Mental Illnesses: A Toolkit for Mental Health Providers provides step-by-step instructions on assessing client readiness to quit, possible treatments, and referrals to resources. Developed under Colorado’s Tobacco Disparities Initiatives of the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership, this toolkit can easily be adapted with local and national resources.
- Health Promotion Resource Guide: Choosing Evidence-Based Practices for Reducing Obesity and Improving Fitness for People with Serious Mental Illness
- Motivation-Based Interventions for Obesity in Serious Mental Illness, Psychiatric Annals, Volume 41, Number 10, October 2011
- Find more resources on Health & Wellness.
- Diabetes in Older Adults: A Consensus Report. Published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.