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ERIC Number: ED513816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 84
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 302
Connecting Body and Mind: A Resource Guide to Integrated Health Care in Texas and the United States
Lopez, Molly; Coleman-Beattie, Brenda; Jahnke, Lauren; Sanchez, Katherine
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health (NJ1)
There is a call across the country and in Texas to improve health care systems through integrated care. Integrated health care is the systematic coordination of physical and behavioral health services. The idea is that physical and behavioral health problems often occur at the same time and that integrating services will provide the best results and be the most acceptable to individuals receiving services. However, the health, mental health and substance abuse treatment systems developed independently, are physically separate and typically are financed separately. Shifting to integrated care requires substantial changes to existing service systems and is a challenging endeavor. This report summarizes various approaches to integration and what is known about their effectiveness. It also describes integrated health care programs in Texas and nationally and identifies resources to assist with developing and implementing integrated care systems. A glossary is included. (Contains 35 resources.)
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Lake Austin Centre 4th Floor, 3001 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703. Tel: 888-404-4336; Tel: 512-471-5041; Fax: 512-471-9608; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Texas, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Identifiers - Location: Texas; United States