Latest from SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Latest from SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Monday, May 13, 2013

Integration of primary and behavioral health care is the focus of he SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) website. See the latest additions, presented under these website categories and sections:

See related resources on the TARGET Center's topic pages on Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

  • Engagement of Staff in the Use of MAT.
  • Use of MAT in Health Centers.
  • Developing a Public Policy Framework for the Use of MAT.

Integrated Care Models

  • TeamSTEPPS® Training Module for Primary Care Teams.
  • Collaborative Care: An Evidence Based Approach to Integrating Physical and Mental Health in Medical Health Homes.
  • ICRC resources to help providers, patients, and caregivers better manage care transitions support the development of health home programs in different states.

Clinical Practice

  • ECHO telehealth project offers providers virtual consultation with a pain management team at the University of New Mexico for difficult pain management cases.
  • SBIRT for Dental Practitioners Online Course.
  • Motivational Interviewing Reminder Card (Am I Doing This Right?).
  • Increasing Access to Dental Care through Public Private Partnerships: Contracting Between Private Dentists and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Health and Wellness

  • HHS' Million Hearts campaign website.
  • Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).

Suicide Prevention

  • PHQ-9 — the most common screening tool to identify depression. 
  • SAFE-T (Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage) was developed in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and Screening for Mental Health. 
  • The Suicidal Behaviors Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R). 
  • QPR Institute’s risk audit is tool to inform an organization’s operational and training approach to the safety of people who are suicidal.
  • Stories of Hope and Recovery is a video featuring inspiring stories from three people who survived suicide.MacArthur Depression Toolkit.

Operations & Administration

  • Patient Privacy and Confidentiality in the Changing Health Environment: HIPAA, 42CFR Part 2 and Health Care Reform, provides an overview of laws governing confidentiality/privacy of health records, including alcohol/drug records, HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, and electronic health record systems.
  • Electronic Health Records: How they connect you and your doctor.
  • Forming or Joining a Health Information Exchange — First Considerations.
  • Health Information Exchange: IT Gets Real in the Field.


  • Cultural Diversity in Physical Diseases among Patients with Mental Illnesses.
  • American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Information Resource Center and Learning Exchange ("Native CIRCLE").
  • Mental Health Disparities in American Indians/Alaskan Natives from the American Psychiatric Association.