As part of our ongoing strategic planning process, CTC-RI devoted our June Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Committee meeting to soliciting feedback from the behavioral health community about where to focus our energy over the upcoming year. The meeting started with an overview of the planning work done so far: an environmental scan of current BH initiatives in Rhode Island and an overview of some of the characteristics of practices engaged in IBH work with CTC-RI already.
Meeting participants were then asked to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the current BH landscape in the state. Using attendee feedback, CTC-RI has created 4 IBH-related goals for the upcoming year:
1. Increase by 75% the number of practices with NCQA BH Distinction by June 2023
2. Support upcoming new OHIC Affordability Standards
3. Collaborate with State MH/SUD initiatives that have the potential to interface with primary care
4. Build primary care work force and practice capacity for BH integration and health equity
We will be continuing this planning process at our October 13 IBH Committee meeting. If you would like to attend, please reach out to CTCIBH@ctc-ri.org to be added to the invitation. Thank you to everyone who joined us in June to help shape these goals.