SAMHSA Guide to Integrated Health Care for Children

September 20th 2013

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Children and Youth: Concepts and Strategies is a new resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration and Health Resources Service Administration (SAMHSA-HRSA) Center for Integrated Health Solutions. This resource was developed in collaboration with the National Council with the advice and input of the Pennsylvania Physical Health-Behavioral Health Learning Community and reflects several Pennsylvania initiatives.


This new guide provides robust information on:

  • Models of organizing service delivery for youth.
  • Five core competencies of integrated care systems for children with behavioral health problems.
  • Financing mechanisms that support integrated care systems for children with behavioral health problems.

This report is designed specifically for community behavioral health and health centers support the development of their approach to care that comprehensively addresses the primary care, specialty care, and social support needs of children and youth in a continuous and family-centered manner. 

Click here to view and download the report!

Recognizing that many community providers and their health care partners have implemented innovative approaches to providing integrated care for children and youth, the National Council is inviting provides to share their stories by sending an email description of their work in integrated physical health and behavioral health to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Provided by the PA Physical Health/Behavioral Health Learning Community