Staff and Organizational Capacity in the Implementation of Coordinated Care: an Examination of 10 Behavioral Health Agencies in Rural Communities

Nicole Janich, Elsa Vazquez Arreola

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Abstract

Providing primary care services in behavioral health settings has become more common and necessary given the needs of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). In this exploratory study, we developed a survey to assess agency and professional staff and practitioner capacity for coordinated care. The survey provides a feedback mechanism for agencies to target staff and organizational needs related to building capacity to provide coordinated care. Logistic regressions compared differences in 24 dimensions of coordinated care specifically comparing capacity based on professional role (behavioral health and medical), model of coordination (co-located and fully integrated), and time of model adoption (early and late adopters). Findings indicated that all three were significant predictors of capacity in multiple dimensions suggesting the need for training and planning around inter-professional and inter-agency coordination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-492
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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