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    Connecting Body and Mind: A Resource Guide to Integrated Health Care in Texas and the United States
    (Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, 2008-12) Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
    There is a call across the country and in Texas to improve health care systems through integrated care. Integrated health care is the systematic coordination of physical and behavioral health services. The idea is that physical and behavioral health problems often occur at the same time and that integrating services will provide the best results and be the most acceptable to individuals receiving services. However, the health, mental health and substance abuse treatment systems developed independently, are physically separate and typically are financed separately. Shifting to integrated care requires substantial changes to existing service systems and is a challenging endeavor. This report summarizes various approaches to integration and what is known about their effectiveness. It also describes integrated health care programs in Texas and nationally and identifies resources to assist with developing and implementing integrated care systems.
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    A Guide to Understanding Mental Health Systems and Services in Texas
    (Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, 2012-11) Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
    The purpose of this report is to provide a general overview of the behavioral health care delivery system and the services provided under various state agencies that are funded in full or in part with state appropriations. To ensure this document is a useful reference tool, it does not provide significant detail on the various programs but instead focuses on the general infrastructure, funding and services provided. The report is designed to provide the reader with a basic understanding of how behavioral health services are provided, the population that is served, and the challenges of meeting the growing and often unmet needs of Texans with mental health or substance use conditions. For policymakers who struggle with many complex matters and decisions, we hope this report will be a useful guide, providing practical and accurate information on mental health services in Texas.