Collaborative Care Model Technical Assistance Tools – MMHPI – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
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Collaborative Care Model Technical Assistance Tools

SUMMARY – This set of technical assistance tools was developed by the Meadows Institute, in collaboration with select partners, to meaningfully support primary care teams seeking to implement high-fidelity Collaborative Care (CoCM).

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CoCM Technical Assistance Tools

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Evidence Review

A summary of key studies demonstrating the efficacy, effectiveness and value of CoCM across diverse patient populations and settings.

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Delivering Quality Mental Health Care in the Primary Care Setting

A policy brief providing an overview of CoCM while also highlighting evidence supporting the model and financing strategies.

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Adult Clinical Workflow

Clinical workflow details to support the implementation of CoCM for adults. This document illustrates how an adult patient is referred to the CoCM team consisting of the primary care provider, the behavioral health care manager, and the psychiatric consultant.

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Pediatric Clinical Workflow

Clinical workflow details to support the implementation of CoCM for children and youth. This document illustrates how a pediatric patient is referred to the CoCM team consisting of the primary care provider, the behavioral health care manager, and the psychiatric consultant.

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Patient Registry

Guidance on establishing and using a CoCM registry, including key functions and a decision matrix to help health systems and clinical teams decide which type of registry to use.

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Clinical Team

An overview of the CoCM clinical team structure, explaining each team member’s distinct role in CoCM, with key clinical, administrative, and billing responsibilities.

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Transformation Team

An overview of the extended multidisciplinary transformation team that works together at every level of the organization to plan, build, and maintain CoCM.

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Policy Research

Improving Behavioral Health Care for Youth Through Collaborative Care Expansion

A new white paper from the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and The Commonwealth Fund finds a key solution to the youth mental health crisis–expanding mental health care access through the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM), which integrates mental health care into primary care and pediatric settings and has been shown to be effective in the early identification and treatment of mental health conditions such as depression.

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Policy Research

Pediatric and Adolescent Collaborative Care Roundtable

The nation is facing a critical youth and mental health crisis. Half of all mental health conditions manifest by age 14, and yet children and youth are waiting an average of eight to 10 years before they access care. This demonstrates that we are missing an opportunity to intervene at a time when services can have the most impact. The Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) is the integrated behavioral health model with the strongest evidence base to effectively address the needs of our mental health care system, including for youth and children.

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Educational Resources

Collaborative Care Model

Providing access to mental health care through primary care is the single most important step health systems can take to address the worsening mental health crisis Texas and the nation are facing. The Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) is an evidence-based practice to bring physical and mental health care and treatment together within the same primary care provider’s (PCP) office.

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Press

Pediatric Mental Health Initiative from Children’s Health & Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Expands Access to Behavioral Health Services for 150,000 Families in Inaugural Year

Organizations share impressive results from first training program to address the pediatric mental health crisis and support pediatric providers

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In The News

Mental health issues are soaring among Texas children, here’s how doctors are helping

Physicians and counselors across the country have raised alarms about the worsening mental health among children and adolescents for years. Even before the crisis was amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, there were shortages of psychiatrists, therapists and beds at in-patient treatment facilities.

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Policy Research

CoCM & MAT to Prevent COVID-Related Suicide & Overdose Deaths

Partnering with the Steinberg Institute in California, MMHPI analyzed the potential of the collaborative care model (CoCM) and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for reducing deaths from suicide and overdose. The white paper projects that universal access to collaborative care for every American with depression could prevent between 9,000 and 14,500 deaths from suicide each year, saving between 725 and 1,100 people in Texas. Further, expanding MAT access to everyone with an opioid use disorder could prevent 24,000 overdose deaths nationwide, saving an additional 1,600 people in Texas.