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Roles and Responsibilities

The pages within this section are intended to capture the roles and responsibilities of the key positions required for successful integration of behavioral health and primary care. For additional information on this topic, please visit the following:

Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care, published by the Center for Integrated Health Solutions, 2014, divides competencies by category: interpersonal communication; collaboration and teamwork; screening and assessment; care planning and care coordination; intervention; cultural competencies and adaption; systems oriented practice and practice-based learning and quality improvement; and informatics.  The Center’s Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integraton: Guiding Principles for Workforce Development gives recommended strategies for training and education; recruitment and retention; leadership; persons in recovery; community; infrastructure development; and research and evaluation.

Workforce Issues Related to Physical and Behavioral Healthcare Integration – Specifically Substance Use Disorders and Primary Care (2011) builds on a number of other reports which recognize the challenges associated integrating substance use treatment with primary care and other health settings.

IBHP’s Stigma and Attitudes Toward Working in Integrated Care discusses the role of stigma in both the seeking and provision of health/behavioral health treatment and also reports on the results of a workforce survey which assesses professional and student attitudes about and interest in working in integrated care settings.

IBHP’s Training Needs in Integrated Care reports on the results of a workforce survey of 590 students and professionals.