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New Integrated Behavioral Health Toolkit Released

The Integrated Behavioral Health Project (IBHP) has published the 2013 version of its online Partners in Health: Mental Health, Primary Care and Substance Use Inter-agency Collaboration Tool Kit. Developed by the IBHP and sponsored by the California Mental Health Services Authority’s Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative, the toolkit is designed to help primary care clinics and behavioral health agencies forge collaborative relationships. It includes job descriptions, sample agreements and contracts, screening instruments and evaluation measures, operational forms, strategies and prototypes for integrating mental and physical services, practical advice, issues to consider when brokering agreements, mutual role descriptions and much more. An interactive table of contents allows users to link directly to the sections they’re interested in. To access the toolkit, visit