NYHealth’s Center for Excellence in Integrated Care: Tracking Progress in New York State Addiction and Mental Health Providers’ Provision of Outpatient Integrated Care
Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services
May 2, 2011
Although half of the people in New York State who suffer from a mental health disorder also struggle with some form of substance use, only about 1 in 10 receive appropriate treatment for both conditions.
When their conditions are not managed well, people who have both mental health and substance use disorders experience worse outcomes, including higher rates of HIV infection, drug relapse, re-hospitalizations, depression, and suicide. In 2008, NYHealth awarded a grant to the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., (NDRI) to establish the first statewide Center for Excellence in Integrated Care (CEIC) to assess and improve the capacity of mental health and substance use programs to provide integrated services for clients with both conditions.