Advancing Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care: The Critical Importance of Behavioral Health in Health Care Policy

  • Benjamin F. MillerEmail author
  • Mary R. Talen
  • Kavita K. Patel


The increased recognition of the importance of mental health, behavioral health, and substance use in primary care creates opportunities for helping better achieve a more efficient and effective health care system. Redesigning primary care through the Patient-Centered Medical Home has opened up new avenues for health care policy discussion; however, what remains unclear is the role behavioral health will play in this significant redesign.


Behavioral Health Health Care Policy Mental Health Parity Behavioral Health Provider Integrate Behavioral Health 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin F. Miller
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mary R. Talen
    • 2
  • Kavita K. Patel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Colorado Denver School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern Family Medicine Residency, Erie Family Health CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.BROOKINGSWashington, DCUSA

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