Get it Together: How to Integrate Physical and Mental Health Care for People with Serious Mental Disorders
Publication Date: June 2004
Publisher(s): Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Author(s): Chris Koyanagi
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: mental disorders; managed care; health care integration
Coverage: United States
This report examines model programs for improving integration and coordination of behavioral health and primary health services for adults and children with serious mental disorders who rely on the public mental health system for their care. It summarizes findings of a series of studies and offers recommendations for policymakers.
The Bazelon Center's study fills a gap by focusing primarily on integration of care for people with serious mental illnesses.