The Financial History and Near Future of Integrated Behavioral Health Care

  • Jennifer HodgsonEmail author
  • Randall Reitz


Most programs that integrate physical and behavioral health struggle with financial sustainability. The growth and development of mechanisms for supporting grass-roots integration highlight the creativity and sheer will of communities, states, and health care systems to innovate their way to health. And now, for the first time, national-level funding initiatives have begun to directly or indirectly support integration. This chapter will highlight funding mechanisms at the state, foundation, payer, and federal levels. It will provide a historical and future-oriented primer of the various mechanisms for advancing and sustaining integration.


Behavioral Health Collaborative Care Veteran Administration Behavioral Health Service Behavioral Health Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Child Dev’t & Family Relations and Family MedicineEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.St Mary’s Family Medicine Residency, St Mary’s Regional Medical CenterGrand JunctionUSA

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