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The National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health (NCIBH) is a HRSA-funded Academic Unit of Primary Care Training and Enhancement. The mission of the NCIBH is to prepare primary care clinicians with the expertise and leadership for integrated behavioral health care.

Do you have relevant IBH resources, curricula, or evaluation tools to share? Please send them to us at
                        Teaching Matters

NCIBH spoke to Dr. Holly Schleicher (pictured) and Dr. Duncan Campbell from the University of Montana. 

This month Drs. Schleicher and Campbell offer the behaviorist experience and perspective on integrated behavioral health training and education. Their work at the University of Montana focus on bridging inter-professional education gaps found in integrated health care settings. 

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"In the integrated behavioral health class, we’re teaching skills in functional assessment and brief intervention, as well as the business practice of IBH. For example, how to give an elevator speech about what IBH is and what you can do as a behavioral health provider. Guest speakers come in and speak about the barriers they’ve faced and how they got their programs up and running. We’re not just focusing on clinical skills, but also on program development skills."

Holly Schleicher, PhD
Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, University of Montana

Making a Difference 

This month, Emily Paterson sat down with Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH, Director of the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health, to discuss the future of integrated behavioral health training and education.

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"The goal of the Center is really to work with the community of practice – people who have the same challenges in addressing behavioral health issues in primary care settings – and increase access to training resources so that providers are equipped to identify and manage these conditions."

- Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH
Director of the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health 

Resource of the Month

University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine Behavioral Health Integration e-Learning Modules

The Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) in Primary Care e-Learning Modules were developed by the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine as part of a Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) grant. The objectives of the modules is to provide comprehensive and practical information about behavioral health integration that can be applied to healthcare practices. The modules are designed to be interesting, engaging, and to enhance the learners’ ability to understand and maximize the integration of behavioral health into primary care.

There are currently 15 e-Learning modules available for behavioral health professionals, clinicians, and staff. Each module offers continuing medical education credits, and are currently utilized by BHI pipeline programs, hundreds of primary care practices, and residency programs across the US. 

A sampling of three modules is available to the NCIBH community of practice using the registration code:

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Call for Proposals in Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care Research

Apply for pilot funding from the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health

In response to the current epidemic of behavioral health disorders globally, the NCIBH will fund proposals for innovative training models in IBH that target medical students, residents, and/or advanced practice nurses. IBH encompasses mental health disorders and substance use disorders.

Proposals should demonstrate the potential to improve IBH education in primary care and/or inform policy that shapes primary care training endeavors. Proposals should clearly indicate how the proposed training model aligns with the educational goals of the NCIBH including:
  • Prepare primary care clinicians with the expertise and leadership for IBH
  • Design and test scalable models of inter-professional IBH training in primary care
  • Foster practice change necessary to implement successful models of IBH to enable training.

Accepting Rolling Applications 
Please reach out to apply at

What's the Buzz?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events


Northwest Regional Primary Care Association is hosting a ten-part webinar series, that covers a variety of clinical and operational best practices within behavioral health.This webinar series is a blend of didactic trainings and interactive conversations to share ideas and ask questions. The next webinar on November 14 at 12pm PT will focus on Opioids and Addiction.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine will be hosting a public workshopPain and Symptom Management for People with Serious Illness in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic. The workshop aims to explore the tension between efforts to address the opioid epidemic and the resulting impact on access to pain medications for people facing serious illness.
The Columbia Protocol for Communities and Healthcare provides free versions of the Columbia Protocol, also known as the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale, for use in community and healthcare settings. These are places where individuals and teams have the access and opportunity to systematically assess risk and save lives.  
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship deadline for applications was November 7th. This competitive, yearlong fellowship is for family medicine faculty who have responsibility for coordinating or teaching the behavioral science/family systems curriculum. 


November 15
Recovery in Primary Care Twitter Chat 
Where: Penn NCIBH Twitter | Website

November 15
National Rural Health Day
Where: Nationwide | Website

November 16 - 17
Pain Care for Primary Care Conference
Where: San Diego, CA |  Website

November 28 - 30
International Trauma Summit- World Federation for Mental Health
Where: Houston, TX | Website

November 28
Rural Virtual Job Fair 
Where: HRSA | Website

November 29 - Dec 2, 2018
2018 Winter Family Physicians Weekend
Where: Asheville, NC  |  Website

December 6-9
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Annual Meeting and Symposium
Where: Bonita Springs, FL |  Website

December 6-9
STFM Conference on Practice Improvement
Where: Tampa, FL |  Website

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