The Comprehensive Healthcare Integration (CHI) Framework

April 22, 2022

The purpose of this paper is to present the Comprehensive Healthcare Integration (CHI) Framework, a new framework for guiding implementation of integration of physical health (PH) and behavioral health (BH) (mental health and substance use conditions), that can help providers, payers and population managers to measure progress in organizing delivery of integrated services — referred to in this report as “integratedness” — demonstrate the value produced by progress in integrated service delivery and provide initial and sustainable financing for integration. Integration as used herein is also inclusive of attention to social determinants of health (SDOH) and health equity for underserved populations.

This paper was published under The National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Medical Director Institute.

This report was supported by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions and funded by a grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and managed by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. The views, opinions and content expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of the Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.