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Resettlement Agencies Team With County To Enhance Access to Culturally Sensitive Screening and Followup for Arriving Refugees at Risk of Mental Health Problems 7/16/2014
In partnership with community-based, nonprofit agencies that serve refugees, a county health department uses a culturally tailored screening tool to identify refugees at high risk for mental health problems and connect them to a counselor for more thorough diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment.
Regional Teams Enhance Ability of Primary Care Clinicians Throughout Massachusetts to Serve Children and Adolescents With Mental Health Issues 7/2/2014
Regional teams of mental health professionals enhance the ability of primary care clinicians throughout Massachusetts to serve children and adolescents with mental health issues.
Multidisciplinary Team, Real-Time Information, and Incentives Help Medical Homes Improve Mental Health and Patient Experience, Reduce Utilization and Costs 6/18/2014
As part of a statewide public-private initiative, the diverse Burlington (Vermont) health service area supports 18 patient-centered medical home practices via a multidisciplinary team, real-time electronic information, and financial incentives, leading to more appropriate care, better health outcomes and patient experiences, and lower utilization and costs.
Peer Specialists in Federally Qualified Health Centers Enhance Access to Behavioral and Physical Health Support Services for Clients With Co-Occurring Medical and Mental Health Issues 6/18/2014
Certified peer specialists provide emotional support, education, links to community services, and other support to individuals with co-occurring medical and mental health diagnoses at two Michigan federally qualified health centers, generating high levels of satisfaction and anecdotal reports of improvements in physical and mental health.
Public Health Nurses Provide Case Management to Low-Income Women With Chronic Conditions, Leading to Improved Mental Health and Functional Status 6/18/2014
Public health nurses provide case management services to women with one or more chronic conditions who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, leading to enhanced access to mental health services, fewer depressive symptoms, and improved functional status.
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2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report 7/30/2014
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2013 National Healthcare Quality Report 7/30/2014
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.

A Family Guide: Integrating Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care 7/16/2014
This guide for families provides practical information about the integrated care movement and how this approach can improve the quality of care children receive in pediatric primary care settings.
Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics) 7/2/2014
This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military military veterans with mental health issues.
Rural Behavioral Health Programs and Promising Practices 12/4/2013
This report provides information and tools to help improve rural behavioral health programs. 
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Integrating Behavioral Health With Primary Care 6/18/2014

Last updated: July 30, 2014.