Social Work and Integrated Health Care: From Policy to Practice and Back

ISBN : 9780190607296

Victoria Stanhope ; Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
320 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Nov 2017
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With nearly 40% of social workers working in the health and behavioral health care sectors, Social Work and Integrated Health Care is designed to help social workers understand the policies that shape the current discussion regarding integrated primary care and behavioral health care and their application to practice. While the future of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is uncertain at this time, the potential for integrated health care to simultaneously improve health outcomes while reducing costs means that despite the constantly changing health policy landscape, the movement towards an integrated health care system will continue in the future. As these changes occur, there is a great need in the social work field for resources that will give both the context for these changes and translate the policies to day-to-day social work practice. This book provides essential information about the important shifts in the health care field with a focus on health care for vulnerable populations, with a special emphasis on adults with severe mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. As the title indicates, the book provides a comprehensive discussion not only of critical policy issues, but also their specific implications to evidence-based clinical practice. It covers such areas as background on public funding for health care, the development of behavioral health services in the community, and the passage of mental health parity legislation. The text also includes an overview of integrated health care settings and describes evidence practices that are central to integrated health care such as screening, person-centered care planning, motivational interviewing, and wellness self-management. It is a must-have text for all social work students in MSW programs.


Chapter 1. The Need for Integrated Health Care in the United States
Victoria Stanhope
Chapter 2. Integrated Health Care Models and Frameworks
W. Patrick Sullivan
Chapter 3. Population Health
Heather Klusaritz, Julie A. Cederbaum, and Max Krauss
Chapter 4. The Evolution of Health Care Policy
Jennifer Manuel and Stacey Barrenger
Chapter 5. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
Victoria Stanhope and Meredith Doherty
Chapter 6.Health Care Financing
Peter C. Campanelli, Andrew F. Cleek, and Mary M. McKay
Chapter 7. Workforce Development
Anthony Salerno, Jeff Capobianco, and Larry Fricks
Chapter 8. Working in Integrated Health Care Settings
Neil Calman, Virna Little, and Elizabeth Matthews
Chapter 9. Screening and Brief Interventions
Evan Senreich and Shulamith Lala A. Straussner
Chapter 10. Person-Centered Care
Victoria Stanhope and Mimi Choy-Brown
Chapter 11. Evidence-Based Social Work Practice in Integrated Health Care
Shelly A. Wiechelt and Shulamith Lala A. Straussner
Chapter 12. Transitional Care
Helle Thorning
Chapter 13. Integrated Health Care for Children and Adolescents
Diane M. Mirabito, Aminda Heckman Chomanczuk, and Judith Siegel
Chapter 14. Integrated Health Care Roles for Social Workers
Lynn Videka, Brenda Ohta, Anna M. Blackburn, Virgen Luce, and Peggy Morton
Chapter 15. Interprofessional Practice
Janna Heyman
Chapter 16. Health Information Technology
Elizabeth Matthews, Benjamin Clemens, and Jordana Rutigliano
Chapter 17. Evaluating Integrated Health Care
Benjamin F. Henwood, Elizabeth Siantz, and Todd Gilmer

About the author: 

Victoria Stanhope, PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her areas of specialization are person-centered care, mental health recovery, and primary and behavioral health care integration. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.; Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, PhD, MSW, is full Professor and Director of the Post-Master's Certificate Program in the Clinical Approaches to Addictions at NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions and author/editor of 20 books and numerous book chapters and peer reviewed articles. She is the recipient of several Fulbright Fellowships and has a private supervisory and therapeutic practice in NYC.

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