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.
JSI is helping to expand SBIRT protocols sooner, so that substance misuse among 12-22 yrs old can be identified earlier and addressed effectively.
This online directory helps those dealing with alcohol and drug use find treatment and recovery support service providers in New Hampshire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about our work with the Maine Health Access Foundation, evaluating clinical implementation of primary care and behavioral health integration.