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COVID-19 Impact on Behavioral Health: Collaborative Care is an Essential, Cost-Effective Solution

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an increased demand for behavioral health services. The brunt of this demand will be felt by primary care practices where most patients seek behavioral healthcare. To address the increased demand for behavioral healthcare they should adopt evidence-based models, such as collaborative care, that integrate primary and behavioral healthcare.

In this brief, we outline five key requirements to quickly and cost-effectively stand up or expand collaborative care.

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Advisory Board

Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM: Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Concert Health

Jennifer Pinto, LMHC: Senior Vice President for Clinical Services and Innovation at Old Colony YMCA

Alejandro Dan Mendoza, M.D.: Director of System Integration, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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