Collaborative Partnerships Within Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

  • Tricia HernEmail author
  • Aimee Burke Valeras
  • Jamie Banker
  • Genevieve Riebe


Health care teams are increasingly utilized to provide care to patients as medicine has become more complex. Over the past decades providers have subspecialized to a greater degree and communication gaps have grown between providers of the same patient. Major health organizations now endorse the use of health care teams, and health profession education is recognizing the importance of educating its learners about how to function effectively in a health care team. The characteristics of successful health care teams are difficult to define but there are key elements associated with successful health care teams. This chapter highlights four health care teams to connect the need for quality team-based care and the practice of how to maintain functional partnerships within the team and between provider and patient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tricia Hern
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aimee Burke Valeras
    • 2
  • Jamie Banker
    • 3
  • Genevieve Riebe
    • 4
  1. 1.Community Group Family MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Concord Hospital Family Health CenterConcordUSA
  3. 3.California Lutheran University, The Bell HouseThousand OaksUSA
  4. 4.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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