Advancing Care Together (ACT) Demonstration

Program Location: 
Denver, CO
Payer Type: 
Partner Organizations: 
University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine
Colorado Health Foundation

This four-year program aims to discover practical models to integrate mental health, substance use, and primary care services for people whose health problems and health care needs span physical, emotional, and behavioral domains. The program has funded 11 demonstration projects that have been organized as a set of diverse comparative case studies and will be linked to support cross-project learning.

ACT invites primary care practices and community mental health centers to learn what can be accomplished in real world settings to integrate care for children, adolescents and adults. To optimize learning, ACT has funded a portfolio of Colorado projects in diverse geographic areas and that employ a range of care delivery models.

ACT relies on the imagination and practical knowledge of people working day-to-day to care for people within their communities. The program recognizes that individuals' health care needs vary in severity and responsiveness to treatment, that local resources and barriers are highly variable, and that these realities may dictate what care is offered and where health care is received. The demonstration ends on August 31, 2014. 

Last updated June 2014
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