Lesson 1 Overview of Behavioral Health Systems

Required Readings

Services Integration: Overview Paper 6

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2007.

An article discussing the difference between services integration and systems integration. Services integration refers to the process of merging previously separate clinical services at the level of the individual to meet the substance abuse, mental health, and other needs of persons with co-occurring disorders (COD).

Systems Integration: Overview Paper 7

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services. 2007.

A report on systems integration as a means to produce better outcomes for people with co-occurring disorders (COD). In addition to distinguishing between systems integration and services integration, this paper describes the organizational structures and processes that can promote or inhibit systems integration.

Confidentiality Resources from J. Heinemann

  1. HIPAA and Washington State Privacy Laws” by Vicki Hohner ~Washington State Department of Health.
  2.  “Privacy and Confidentiality in Washington” from Health Information & the Law a project of the George Washington University’s Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program.
  3. Confused by Confidentiality? A Primer on 42 CFR Part 2” by Susan Awad originally published on August 15, 2013 in the American Society of Addiction Medicine Magazine.


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