Behavioral Health

Although more than a quarter of our population suffers from mental illness or substance use disorders, the vast majority do not receive treatment to alleviate their suffering. This is partially due to the fragmentation of behavioral and physical health services delivery, reimbursement, and settings of care. Unfortunately, behavioral and medical health care in the U.S. have evolved as two separate and siloed systems of care, creating barriers to access and resulting in sub-optimal health outcomes.

JSI works diligently to better integrate the two systems of care and improve care delivery in both settings. One solution is collaborative care, placing behavioral health specialists into the primary care setting; or, vice versa, placing primary care providers in behavioral health specialty settings. JSI promotes behavioral health as an integral aspect of the medical home concept. JSI works in both the behavioral health specialty settings and primary care settings to provide services more effectively and efficiently in the context of health reform.

JSI provides policy and programmatic research and evaluation in the behavioral health field; strategic planning services at the federal, state, community, and organization levels; and technical assistance to states, primary care, and behavioral health specialty settings.

Read more about JSI's expertise working toward behavioral health integration.

Highlights

PROJECT
View details: New Hampshire Adolescent SBIRT: Screen and Intervene

New Hampshire Adolescent SBIRT: Screen and Intervene

JSI is helping to expand SBIRT protocols sooner, so that substance misuse among 12-22 yrs old can be identified earlier and addressed effectively.

PROJECT
View details: New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator

New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator

This online directory helps those dealing with alcohol and drug use find treatment and recovery support service providers in New Hampshire.

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View details: Development and Implementation of the Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC) – A New York State DSRIP Performing Provider System (PPS)

Development and Implementation of the Central New York Care Collaborative (CNYCC) – A New York State DSRIP Performing Provider System (PPS)

From a groundbreaking waiver allowing NY to reinvest billions in federal savings, JSI will support the Central NY Care Collaborative in implementing the waiver dollars - addressing critical issues throughout the state and encouraging comprehensive reform.

PROJECT
View details: Text 2 Be an Ex (T2BX): A Unique SMS Based Tobacco Cessation Program for RI Youth

Text 2 Be an Ex (T2BX): A Unique SMS Based Tobacco Cessation Program for RI Youth

Text to Be an Ex is a free text message program designed to encourage and assist with tobacco cessation for Rhode Island youth ages 13-17.

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View details: New Hampshire Center for Excellence in Treatment & Recovery

New Hampshire Center for Excellence in Treatment & Recovery

JSI’s NH Center for Excellence is a resource center for best practices in alcohol and other drug services. JSI developed and maintains technical assistance frameworks for treatment and recovery providers and practitioners in New Hampshire.

PROJECT
View details: Epidemiologic/Public Health Data Analysis Services

Epidemiologic/Public Health Data Analysis Services

To help the Rhode Island Department of Health protect and promote health in the state, JSI developed a set of valid measures of health outcomes, health-related behaviors, and health system performance that can be generated on a timely basis.

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View details: Maine Health Access Foundation – Cross-Site Evaluation of Integrated Primary Care/Behavioral Health

Maine Health Access Foundation – Cross-Site Evaluation of Integrated Primary Care/Behavioral Health

Learn about our work with the Maine Health Access Foundation, evaluating clinical implementation of primary care and behavioral health integration.

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View details: Evaluation of the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Program

Evaluation of the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Program

U.S. soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are at risk for mental health problems. JSI evaluated the Department of Defense’s program intended to reduce stigma and improve access to mental health care for those soldiers.

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