Introduction and Overview of Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care
The future vision for our health care system recognizes the importance of holistic patient care that stands firmly on a biopsychosocial foundation of prevention and primary care. Yet, weaving together the complex factors of biomedical and psychosocial systems, which have been long divided, is a perplexing and challenging enterprise. Even when policy makers, health care administrators, and clinicians have embraced the vision for wholistic health care, they often flounder in a web of diverse cultures, different languages, competing values, opposing structures, and conflicting resources. The purpose of this book is to organize the immense amount of information in this field, to provide a systematic analysis of the contributions and challenges of integrated care initiatives, and to develop a consumer’s report for stakeholders on the foundational components of integrated behavioral health in primary care.
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