Center for Behavioral Health Integration
"Integrated health care is ‘the organization and management of health services so that people get the care they need, when they need it, in ways that are user-friendly, achieve the desired results and provide value for money.’"
World Health Organization, 2008
"We need a comprehensive, integrated approach to service delivery. We need to fight fragmentation."
WHO Director-General, 2007
The mission of the FSU Center for Behavioral Health Integration is to strengthen the capacity of the College of Medicine to serve as an innovation leader for the state by acting as a catalyst for research, programming and education/training. The Center will serve as a primary and behavioral health-care related policy, research, and data center for the state, health plans, providers and other organizations to provide guidance for the integration of behavioral with primary care services.
The Center for Behavioral Health Integration is committed to promoting innovations through research and planning and the development of Florida's future physician workforce with the skills needed to address mental health and substance abuse issues successfully in their practice.
The Center for Behavioral Health Integration does not provide direct services, but works to improve the integration of mental and behavioral health education, research and clinical care into primary healthcare from a policy and systems perspective.