Comparing Two Models of Integrated Behavioral Health Programs in Pediatric Primary Care

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Oct;26(4):815-828. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2017.06.009.


This study examined how to design, staff, and evaluate the feasibility of 2 different models of integrated behavioral health programs in pediatric primary care across primary care sites in the Bronx, NY. Results suggest that the Behavioral Health Integration Program model of pediatric integrated care is feasible and that hiring behavioral health staff with specific training in pediatric, evidence-informed behavioral health treatments may be a critical variable in increasing outcomes such as referral rates, self-reported competency, and satisfaction.

Keywords: Behavioral health; Competency; Integrated care; Integrated care models; Pediatric; Primary care; Satisfaction.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Psychiatry / methods
  • Child
  • Child Psychiatry / methods
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated*
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics*
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Referral and Consultation