Core competencies for integrated behavioral health and primary care authored by Annapolis Coalition

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions engaged the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce, in consultation with content experts and leaders from across the nation to develop Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Healthcare and Primary Care.

Integrated care providers can use the report’s competencies, organized in nine categories, to shape workforce training, inform job descriptions, recruit ideal candidates, orient staff to the integrated care model and complete performance assessments. The nine categories are: interpersonal communication, collaboration and teamwork, screening and assessment, care planning and coordination, intervention, cultural competence and adaption, systems oriented practice, practice-based learning and quality improvement, and informatics.

To help integrated care providers build individual skills and strengthen teams around these competencies, the workforce section of  the CIHS website offers up-to-date resources relevant to the competencies.

The Core Competencies report can be found here.


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