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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

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.

Rolling Application Cycle

Application Details
                        Teaching Matters

NCIBH spoke with Dr. Judy Chertok (pictured) from the University of Pennsylvania Penn Family Care Clinic.

Dr. Chertok is a family medicine physician and assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr. Chertok developed a Buprenorphine training program for Penn's Family Medicine Residency program. This month NCIBH sat down with her to 
discuss her efforts to implement a robust opioid use disorder care and training program at Penn Family Care.

Read the full interview...
"Residents want an educational experience that centers around service and advocacy, but the reality is that working with these populations can be uncomfortable and difficult. What’s helpful about our program is that it shows the positive side of this field, including the benefits that patients receive from our care and the teamwork involved to provide the best care possible."

 - Judy Chertok, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health 
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Resource of the Month

The British Columbia Centre on Substance Abuse's guide to prescribing Suboxone in the outpatient setting

A Quick Reference Guide for Physicians to In-Office Induction


This resource is a quick-reference guide for physicians that supports Suboxone induction in the outpatient setting. This guide was proposed to encourage prescribing of this medication to mitigate the many harms resulting from opioid use disorder.

Data for the resource was obtained from A Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder, as well as other provincial guidelines and peer-reviewed articles. The needs of primary care physicians, trainees, and people with opioid use disorder were considered during development, and feedback was obtained from physicians with an interest in addiction medicine.

The clinical tool that resulted from the project is intended to be a supplementary resource, not a stand-alone one. Further improvement of the tool is expected as physicians using the resource participate in a self-test survey and feedback process.

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Integrated Behavioral Health Symposium

Mark your calendars! The NCIBH and ANEW is excited to announce the inaugural ANEW Way Forward: Innovations in Interprofessional Training Using Integreated Behavioral Models in Primary Care Symposium.

ANEW Way Forward: Innovations in Interprofessional Training Using Integrated Behavioral Models in Primary Care

When: June 1, 2019
Where: Philadelphia, PA


The ANEW Way Forward event is an inaugural one-day symposium that fosters a collaborative learning community for researchers and practitioners in behavioral health and primary care settings.

Come join us at the University of Pennsylvania for:

  • Skills-based lectures and continuing education seminar sessions delivered by national experts to prepare for the evolving primary care landscape
  • Poster presentations on cutting-edge research and successful pilot programs in the field
  • Unique networking opportunities designed for symposium attendees

The ANEW symposium is dedicated to providing a national platform for addressing gaps in integrated behavioral health training among the primary care workforce.

Registration is free. Please complete registration at the website below.
Register for the Symposium

What's the Buzz?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events


The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced a new substance use disorder loan repayment program (LRP) which offers educational loan repayment to practitioners who provide behavioral health care and treatment for substance use disorder and opioid addiction. 
An AAMC February issue brief showcases how America's medical schools and teaching hospitals are responding to the opioid epidemic through curriculum, clinical education, patient care, research and public engagement campaigns.
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association's is now accepting presentation proposals until March 15th for their Fall 2019 conference in Denver, Colorado. The conference will be centered on building integrated care workforce development. Learn more
A new report released last month by the Bipartisan Policy Center examines the major barriers to integrating clinical health care and mental health services in the United States. The report, Integrating Clinical and Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities identifies federal and state options that could remove barriers and advance evidence-based treatment for mental health.


March 1
18th Annual Health Care Symposium
Where: Anaheim, CA |  Website

March 8
Primary Care Update: Neurology, Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Where: Anaheim, CA |  Website

March 11
AAN Nursing Research Conference
What: Abstract Submission |  Website

March 11
HRSA Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
What: HRSA FOA |  Website

March 13
Expanding Diversity: Transgender Actors and Their Role in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum 
What: Webinar |  Website
March 13
Supporting Women in Recovery: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Substance Use Treatment
What: Webinar |  Website
March 13-14
AHIP's National Health Policy Conference
Where: Washington D.C. |  Website
May 7
NCEAS 1st Annual Conference
Where: Chicago, IL |  Website
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