Grant will support collaboration, integration

Twenty-eight states, three territories and the District of Columbia will receive over $665 million in federal funding to design and test payment and service delivery models will improve health care quality and lower costs. The State Innovation Models initiative supports states in planning or implementing a proposal capable of creating statewide health transformation. As noted above, Colorado will receive $65 million to improve integration of physical and behavioral health services. Participants will network existing community resources around patients and communities in new ways to address the cognitive, social, behavioral and economic needs of each member of the community. Read more about such efforts here: Tear down this wall: Integrating behavioral health and primary care