Preferred Family Healthcare Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Program (PBHCI)

Policy Areas

Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant

About the Project

IPP contracted with Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) to provide program support and conduct an evaluation of its PBHCI program. The purpose of this program is to provide support for communities and organizations to coordinate and integrate primary care services into publicly funded community-based behavioral health settings.  Desired outcomes of this program are:

  • Improved access to primary care services;
  • Improved prevention, early identification, and intervention to reduce the incidence of serious physical illnesses, including chronic disease;
  • Increased availability of integrated, holistic care for physical and behavioral disorders; and
  • Improved overall health status of clients[1].

IPP provides program implementation support and conducts evaluation activities with clients in the PBHCI program. Activities include evaluating intake survey results and biometric data supplied by PFH; conducting surveys of program clients at six-month intervals after intake into the program; reporting quarterly and annually on program indicators and outcomes; and attending meetings, training, and conferences as requested by PFH. A comprehensive study will be completed upon the conclusion of the program in September 2018.



The data collected and received through IPP’s client reassessments and reports supplies the necessary information to track progress and program impacts for clients in the PBHCI program. This data sheds light on the health and wellbeing of many Missourians across Northern Missouri. This effort allows potential decision-makers to have the necessary information regarding the whole health needs of populations in the PBHCI program.

Published On
September 2018

Zach Buckler