Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Children and Youth

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Date Published: 2013

Get this Resource

Get this Resource


The purpose of this paper is to provide healthcare providers and stakeholders with a practical, organizational framework for developing integrated care systems where the behavioral health needs of children and youth are identified and treated effectively in the context of their whole health. Using the principles and philosophies of the System of Care approach for children with behavioral health conditions and the Chronic Care Model of organizing services for people with chronic health conditions, this paper describes five core competencies of integrated care systems for children with behavioral health issues.

Related Resources

Article / Website

Promoting Equity and Reducing Health Disparities Among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Adolescents

Source: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine


PrEP for Adolescents

Source: NY State Department of Health

Guide / Toolkit

Quality Improvement Toolbox

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services