Integrated care health services engage individuals and their caregivers in the full range of physical, psychological, social, preventive and therapeutic factors needed for a healthy life. Integrated care has become "all the rage" in Colorado health circles. To illustrate the proliferation of the concept, the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council mapped some of the numerous efforts underway to integrate physical health and behavioral health care services.
Supporting the delivery of integrated care is a funding priority for the Colorado Health Foundation. Yet, while grantees rave about the positive impact integrated care has had on Coloradans' health, they consistently report it is difficult to maintain these kinds of services.
Read more about how the Colorado Health Foundation, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Colorado Psychological Association and the Colorado Association of Family Physicians are working together to make integrated care health services a sustainable option for Colorado providers.