Integrated health care, often referred to as interprofessional health care, is an approach characterized by a high degree of collaboration and communication among health professionals. What makes integrated health care unique is the establishment of a comprehensive treatment plan to address the biological, psychological, and social needs of the patient and the sharing of information among team members related to patient care. The integrated health care team includes diverse members (e.g., physicians, nurses, psychologists, and other health professionals), depending on the needs of the patient (American Psychological Association, 2013). While behavioral health integration can take a variety of forms, it ultimately aims to change how care is delivered by equipping providers with the skills and training needed to support social, emotional, and behavioral health, reinforcing the importance of the whole care continuum and promoting care coordination
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