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Approaches to Behavioral Health Screening Resource Document

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: Renaye James Healthcare Advisors (RJHA) (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This Resource Document provides current evidence-based behavior health screening tools and details who can administer them, under what setting, their use with special populations (non-verbal, limited English proficiency), and how to interpret results. This Resource Document is intended to help inform healthcare staff of the utility of behavioral health screenings so that they can become more prevalent and provide early intervention to substance use and mental health needs.

Resource Details: Resource Document Sections address the warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors; evidence-based screening tools and national resources; social and cultural considerations; saving lives through implementation models; and suicide prevention strategies being a critical component for health centers to incorporate into their primary care operations.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues

Resource Subtopic: Substance Use Disorders.

Keywords: Care Coordination, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Health Risk and Behavior, Mental Health, Non-Clinical Services, Prevention, Risk Management, Screening, Team-Based Care.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.