Primary Care Integration

  • Alexis Aplasca
  • Daniel Alicata


Prevention and early intervention efforts for both psychiatric and medical conditions are key to promoting the optimal development of children. Various strategies for integrated care, which include primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention efforts, have a global applicability. This chapter utilizes problem-based learning to illustrate the implementation of integrated service delivery structures. Through this learning modality, the global challenges related to a shortage of specialized child mental health providers and lack of access to care are discussed. Strategies to address these barriers include innovative service delivery models, collaborative partnerships, and tele-mental health services.


Primary care integration Telepsychiatry Mental health service delivery Prevention Child psychiatry Pediatrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Magellan Health, IncGlen AllenUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Hawaii, JABSOMHonoluluUSA

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