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Geriatrician Roles and the Value of Geriatrics in an Evolving Healthcare System

Date: 07/08/2019Authors: Timothy Bates, Aubri Kottek, Joanne SpetzResearch Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Integration, Primary Care

This study focuses on information solicited from field experts in geriatrics as to how geriatrician roles are evolving as healthcare systems and organizations reorganize care in response to a changing environment.

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Case Studies of 6 Safety Net Organizations That Integrate Oral and Mental/Behavioral Health With Primary Care Services

Date: 02/01/2019Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Integration

The objective of these case studies is to describe benchmark strategies used by safety net provider organizations to integrate health services delivery for patients including screening for and identifying medical, dental, and mental health conditions during health care encounters and directing referrals to appropriate clinical providers.

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Where is Behavioral Health Integration Occurring? Mapping National Co-location Trends Using National Provider Identifier Data

Date: 11/01/2018Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Integration, Primary Care

This report examines the rate of co-location between primary care physicians (PCPs) and social workers/psychologists to (1) identify the percent of PCPs co-located with social workers/psychologists in the US; (2) assess if co-location rates vary by state, region, rurality, or practice size; and (3) determine if co-location rates vary by PCP specialty.

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Social Work in Integrated Primary Care: A Systematic Review

Date: 09/01/2016Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Integration, Primary Care

The objective of this report is to describe the roles and functions of social workers in integrated healthcare settings.

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The Behavioral Health Workforce Needed for Integration with Primary Care: Information for Health Workforce Planning

Date: 04/01/2016Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Behavioral Health, Integration, Primary Care

This study provides a framework to inform the process of planning and developing the behavioral health workforce that can meet these integration needs.

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