The Integration Policy Initiative (IPI) builds on the significant
work already underway in California, incorporating models
developed in California and nationally that are intended to
improve general healthcare, primary care, the integration of
mental health (MH) and substance use (SU) services with primary
care and the integration of primary healthcare with MH and SU
services. There are tensions among these systems in California,
as there are in other parts of the country— the legacy of many
years of working in silos as well as a chronic lack of funding.
While policy and financing barriers must be addressed at the
state and national levels, collaboration to achieve the IPI
Vision must be addressed at the local level, in each community.
The IPI Report is intended to support primary care and MH/SU
providers in their future work to improve the integration of