CIHS: New, Notable Integration Research and Resources

New, Notable Integration Research and Resources

Healthcare research evolves at a rapid pace. Literature on the integration of primary and behavioral health care, in particular, seems to evolve daily - and with new integration efforts emerging in communities nationwide, the need for this research is even greater.

As a ‘national home’ for resources on integrated care, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) harvests a variety of new, notable, and seminal research related to integrated health services design and provision, consumer experience, and cost. The below compilation represents recent and notable journal articles that have emerged over the past several months - though the list is far from exhaustive. To regularly view the evolving research supporting integration, visit the literature collection of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care.
Many research resources require membership or payment to view complete articles. In addition, the following references are for informational purposes and do not constitute endorsement or recommendation by SAMHSA or HRSA.


Back to Basics: Informing the Public of Co-Morbid Physical Health Problems in Those with Mental Illness, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2013

This study examines the information available online about the increased risk and consequences of physical illness in those with mental health problems and the services available to address these co-morbidities.

Comorbidity In Psychiatric Disorders: A Literature Review, Psychiatric Times, 2013

This literature review examines the comorbidity of health conditions and psychiatric disorders.

Depressive Symptoms Following the Diagnosis of Major Chronic Illness, Society and Mental Health. 2013

This study explores how mental health following diagnosis differs across sex and racial-ethnic subgroups.

Finding Answers Intervention Research (FAIR) Database, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012

The FAIR database is a searchable tool containing hundreds of journal article summaries for organizations interested in researching health disparities.


A Virtual Mental Health Community – A Future Scenario, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2013

This article explores some of the features of virtual consumer consultants and their future in empowering people with mental illnesses.

Effects of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy on Mental Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials, Journal of Research in Nursing, 2013

This literature review systematically reviews and meta-analyzes the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the treatment of mental disorders, showing it is an effective intervention for individuals with three or more previous episodes of major depression.

Exercise for Anxiety Disorders: Systematic Review, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2012

This study investigates the treatment effects of exercise compared with other treatments for anxiety disorders, showing that exercise can reduce some anxiety symptoms.

Health and Wellness Photovoice Project: Engaging Consumers with Serious Mental Illness in Health Care Interventions, Qualitative Health Research, 2012

This case study explores the methods of photo voice that participants preferred while sharing their photovoice projects.

Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression: A Feasibility Open Trial for Older Adults, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2013

This study evaluates the efficacy, acceptability, and feasibility of a brief internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy to reduce barriers and improve access to treatment among adults aged 60 years and older.

The Future Is In Our Hands: The Role of Mobile Phones in the Prevention and Management of Mental Disorders, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2013

This article provides an overview of the current state of mobile mental health and a specialized section of the larger field of mobile health.


Enhancing the Primary Care Team to Provide Redesigned Care: The Roles of Practice Facilitators and Care Managers, Annals of Family Medicine, 2012

This article examines how various primary care roles can transform care and maintain quality improvements over time.

Introduction: The Integrated Approach to Addressing Comorbidities—Part 1, Psychiatric Times, 2013

The first in a series of articles about the features of integrated approaches to addressing co-morbidities.

New York’s Chronic Illness Demonstration Project: Lessons for Medicaid Health Homes, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc, 2012

This profile details experiences of New York’s Chronic Illness Demonstration Project, which focused on improving care for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic physical and behavioral health needs.

Survey Shows That Fewer Than a Third of Patient-centered Medical Home Practices Engage Patients in Quality Improvement, Health Affairs, 2013

The results of a survey of 112 patient-centered medical home practices show that only 32% involved patients in continuing quality improvement. The authors recommend that a cultural shift is needed in how practices view patients as partners.


Blacks and Hispanics Are Less Likely Than Whites to Complete Addiction Treatment, Largely Due to Socioeconomic Factors, Health Affairs, 2013

This study examines the likelihood of various ethnic and racial groups completing substance use treatment and examines the barriers to treatment for these groups.

Opioids Drive Continued Increase in Drug Overdose Deaths, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013

This bulletin contains new data about the opioids’ role in drug overdose deaths and discusses the CDC’s response.

Prevention Efforts Focused on Youth Reduce Prescription Abuse into Adulthood, National Institutes of Health, 2013

NIH-funded research shows the effectiveness of community-based, substance abuse prevention interventions begun during middle school years.

Program to Spot Painkiller ODs Saves Lives: Study, Health Day, 2013

A new study shows teaching people to recognize and respond to prescription painkiller overdoses could significantly reduce overdose deaths.

Spirituality, Religiosity, Depression, Anxiety, and Drug-Use Consequences during Methadone Maintenance Therapy, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 2013

This study describes spirituality among persons enrolled in methadone maintenance therapy and to examines associations between spirituality, religiosity, anxiety, depression, and drug-use consequences.

Substance Dependence and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders Best Practices for Diagnosis and Clinical Treatment, Civic Research Institute, 2013

This comprehensive handbook uniquely provides professionals treating alcohol and drug dependence with the knowledge, skills, and step-by-step procedures needed to identify, diagnose, and care for patients who present with psychiatric co-morbidity.

Tobacco Cessation

Smoking among U.S. adults with mental illness 70 percent higher than for adults with no mental illness, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012

A report showing the prevalence of smoking among people with mental illness.

21st Century Hazards of Smoking and Benefits of Cessation in the United States, New England Journal of Medicine, 2013

This study shows that, for those aged 25-79 years of age, the rate of death from any cause among current smokers was about three times that among those who had never smoked.

50-Year Trends in Smoking-Related Mortality in the United States, The New England Journal of Medicine, 2013

This study examines the relative risks of death from lung cancer for smokers and non-smokers, as well as the reduction of death rates when one quits smoking.

Anxiety and Smoking Cessation Outcomes in Alcohol-dependent Smokers, Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 2013

This study examines the anxiety sensitivity and trait anxiety of alcohol-dependent smokers who are engaged in the assessment and treatment of nicotine dependence.

Reducing Prenatal Smoking: What Role Can State Policies Play? Changes in Health Care Financing & Organization, 2012

This study identifies the impact of state policies on smoking prevalence in maternal populations.