Integrated Behavioral Health
Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization (C-WHO) increased awareness and implementation of integrated behavioral health, especially in rural areas that have a shortage of mental health professionals. Through healthcare partnerships and federally/privately funded grants, C-WHO has implemented state-wide initiatives for integration of behavioral health in primary care, suicide prevention, community resiliency, and compassion fatigue.
Integrated Behavioral Health Facts
As many as 40% of all patients seen in primary care settings have a mental illness
80% of patients with behavioral health concerns present in ED or primary care clinics
68% of adults with mental disorders have co-morbid chronic health disorders
Up to 45% of individuals that die by suicide have visited primary care within a month of their death
Our Strategic Objective
We strive to increase implantation of Integrated Behavioral Health because it:
Increase access to behavioral health care
Improve health outcomes for patients with mental illness
Improve compliance with treatment recommendations, exercise, and diet
Improve patient experience
Reduce overall health care costs
Reduce care team and physician burnout
C-WHO has helped numerous networks and clinics develop and implement clinical integration:
Develops technical assistance for rural primary care to develop integrated behavioral health.
Telehealth Parity Network for Independent Mental Health Practitioners
The Rural Integrated Behavioral Health Hub Network’s goal is to build three IBH regional hubs that serve rural primary care clinics.
Idaho Integrated Behavioral Health Network creates a network of Integrated Behavioral Health providers that share resources and promote integrated behavioral health.
Family Health Services
Development of Tele-behavioral Health Consultant workforce.
Arkansas Behavioral Health Integrated Network meets the challenges of integrating healthcare by building relationships, sharing resources, and providing education and trainings.
Primary Care Behavioral Health Innovation Center improves primary care by transforming, optimizing, and promoting quality integrated behavioral healthcare
Delivered over 60 suicide prevention trainings in Idaho, Wyoming, and Arkansas in 2020
Hosted 4 years of Integrated Behavioral health Conferences for practitioners and clinicians
Enhanced behavioral heath integration programs in over 60 clinics
Developed multiple statewide networks to promote behavioral health integration in primary care