The Behavioral Health Continuum
Part 2: Supporting Integration of Behavioral and Physical Health Services
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip
September 14, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
This webinar will explore the concept of behavioral and physical health services integration. It will examine the implications that integration has for the behavioral health continuum overall and for substance use prevention specifically. It will review how integration can improve service delivery and outcomes as well as share frameworks for integration efforts to follow. The webinar will discuss the potential impacts that integration can have on prevention and the ways in which it can expand the scope and reach of services. Lastly, it will explain the challenges facing integration efforts and identify opportunities and strategies to address these challenges.
- Understand the concept and importance of behavioral and physical health services integration
- Discuss the opportunities for the field of prevention that come with health services integration
- Review challenges and barriers to services integration
- Identify strategies for advancing services integration
Josh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.
Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.