Integrated Behavioral Health in Montana: A Baseline Assessment of Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities

Focus Area: Behavioral Health

Category: Report

Date Published: 2016

Substance use disorders and mental illness are among the most serious and challenging health problems in Montana. These issues are often linked: individuals that report mental health concerns are also more likely to have problems with substance use, and vice versa. Integrated behavioral health is an evidence-based way to provide care for patients with co-occurring mental illness, substance use disorders, and chronic health conditions. This report examines the integration efforts and structural barriers of Montana’s behavioral health system, and offers opportunities to advance integrated behavioral health throughout the state.

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