Creating a Culture of Whole Health

The Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, developed a comprehensive report with recommendations that provide a catalyst for moving the integration of primary care and behavioral health forward. To accomplish this, we gathered perspectives from more than 70 key informants and conducted two focus groups to expand upon findings from a literature review. We then convened a working meeting in Washington, DC with experts from across the country to develop and refine recommendations to advance efforts for integrating behavioral health and primary care. The end result of this work can be found in two reports:

  1. The full report with detailed recommendations needed to advance the integration of behavioral health and primary care. This report identifies recommendations in six sections: organizing the movement; workforce, education, and training; financing; technology; care delivery; and population and community health.
  2. A brief that summarizes the longer report and makes recommendations for specific stakeholder groups: policymakers and payers; providers, their professional societies, and academics; and philanthropy and business.

Creating A Culture of Whole Health: Recommendations for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care – Full Report

Creating A Culture of Whole Health: An Actionable Framework for Advancing Integrated Care – Brief Stakeholder Report

These two reports are to be seen as complementary. The full report is the source document by which the brief stakeholder report draws its recommendations.


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