Launched in 2006 with funding from The California Endowment, IBHP aims to accelerate the integration of behavioral health services within primary care and community clinics throughout California. Starting in 2011, with funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative, IBHP began targeting counties across California and promoting bi-directional integration, which includes providing primary care in behavioral health settings. The overarching goals of IBHP are to:
- Promote access to care by increasing the availability and quality of integrated health, mental health, substance use, and social services throughout California
- Reduce stigma associated with seeking behavioral health treatment
- Improve treatment outcomes and measurement
- Strengthen linkages and care coordination efforts between mental health and primary care providers to improve overall population health and patient experience
- Strengthen networks & collaborative partnerships among mental health, substance use, primary care, & social services providers, consumers, and systems for collective impact
CalMHSA is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CalMHSA administers programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) on a statewide, regional and local basis.