This paper reports on the first phase of the study to identify barriers to integration of behavioral and physical health services and potential solutions to overcoming these barriers. The report includes an extensive literature review, an analysis of different approaches and models to integration, and a review of integration initiatives in Maine, other states, and Canada. Results from interviews and focus groups with Maine stakeholder organizations are also included.
Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
Maine Barriers to Integration Study: Environmental Scan
October 1, 2008