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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) is committed to the integrated delivery of health care through alignment of outpatient primary care, substance abuse services, and mental health care services. The Integration Initiative builds upon the successes of our state’s health care reform work and the numerous efforts to increase access to patient-centered medical homes.
MDPH has formed an Integration Initiative Committee (IIC) to help identify and, whenever possible, overcome any potential barriers to health care integration in the licensing process. The IIC will assist outpatient primary care, mental health, or substance abuse providers that propose to add one or more of these services. The IIC will review the integration proposal, customize a process that best suits each provider, and streamline the application process.
For more information, please read Commissioner John Auerbach's letter announcing the MDPH Integration Initiative .
Integration Intent Form
Please use the Integration Intent Form to communicate with MDPH the proposed integrated delivery of any two or more of the following outpatient services: primary care, substance abuse services, and/or mental health care services. An integration proposal may include both continuation of currently integrated care or the addition of new services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit the Integration Initiative's Frequently Asked Questions page .