The Behavioral Health Continuum Part 2: Supporting Integration of Behavioral and Physical Health Services

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Date: September 14, 2022 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1.25 (Certificate of Attendance)
Time: 1 PM—2:30 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table Target Audience: Prevention Professionals


Individual’s behavioral health needs exist along a continuum, with differing and overlapping challenges at varying points. Recognizing this, the U.S. Institute of Medicine created the Behavioral Health Continuum of Care Model. This model identifies the numerous types of behavioral health services that exist and illustrates the connections between them. Substance use prevention is a key component of this continuum. Additionally, all the facets of behavioral health are a key component to overall health and wellness. Recognizing this, SAMHSA and other stakeholders have undertaken many efforts to better integrate behavioral health and physical health services. It is important for prevention professionals to understand how their work fits into the overall behavioral health services landscape, how behavioral health can integrate with physical health services, and opportunities to improve both. This two-part webinar series will discuss these topics.



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.



  1. Understand the concept and importance of behavioral and physical health services integration
  2. Discuss the opportunities for the field of prevention that come with health services integration
  3. Review challenges and barriers to services integration
  4. Identify strategies for advancing services integration



Josh Esrick, MPPJosh 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, MSEmily 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.





In order to be eligible for the 1.25 NAADAC contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Zoom platform.

Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.


Starts: Sep. 14, 2022 1:00 pm
Ends: Sep. 14, 2022 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
September 14, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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