1/19/23 Grand Rounds
Advancing health equity through collaboration and innovation in Integrated Behavioral Health
Cara Fuchs, PhD
Sarah Kirshenbaum, LICSW
This Grand rounds will provide an overview of Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) services at Boston Medical Center and discuss how integration and collaboration across disciplines improves health equity. In IBH, medical providers and behavioral health clinicians work together to address chronic medical and behavioral health conditions to better improve overall well-being. Integrated care has been shown to improve early detection and treatment of mental health and substance use conditions while reducing stigma and barriers. We will highlight three IBH initiatives that illustrate the value of integration and collaboration in improving access to care.