Online Integrated Behavioral Health - Management Graduate Certificate
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Students of the online Integrated Behavioral Health - Management Graduate Certificate will receive training on effective management of integrated care systems. Explore new skills from mental health treatment, enhanced behavior change coaching, strategic planning on health outcome improvements and overall quality of care.
The online graduate certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health - Management is designed to provide training to master’s level health care managers (or aspiring health care managers) on the integration of medical and behavioral services. Integrated healthcare has expanded significantly in recent years in conjunction with the expansion of the Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) model and other funding initiatives that reimburse primary care practices for better managing the whole-healthcare of their patients, including treatment of mental health concerns and enhanced behavior change coaching that result in improved health outcomes. Despite the growing need for such clinics, few individuals have received training on models of primary care integration and business/funding initiatives required for successful integration.
Graduates of the Integrated Behavioral Health - Management graduate certificate will develop skills to conduct analyses of utilization and cost of integrated behavioral health, provide effective management of integrated care systems, develop and implement programs to achieve the Triple Aim, and collaboratively demonstrate strategies to improve health outcomes, patient and provider satisfaction, and quality of care.
For more detailed information on our Doctor of Behavioral Health program please visit our DBH microsite.
Developing the health workforce of the future:
At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to global pressing health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future.
- In the fall 2016, the College of Health Solutions had 247 Barrett Honors scholars, 146 faculty, 5,813 students and 9 million in research expenditures.
- Embedded partnerships in the community give students additional resources and networking opportunities including the Mayo Clinic, Barrow Neurological Institute, HonorHealth, Dignity Health, Health Care Sector Partnership and more
- $9 million in research expenditures
- Top 10 universities in the country for employability
Faculty in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program and Integrated Behavioral Health graduate certificates continue to practice and actively engage with the medical community. Faculty highlights include:
- Joint appointments within the Mayo Clinic
- Leadership positions within the leading professional organization in integrated behavioral health care, the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
- Research on the effectiveness of integrated behavioral health in primary care
- Research on workforce development and training in screening, brief interventions, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for substance use concerns
- Ongoing clinical practice and consultation with HonorHealth and the S.H.O.W. Clinic at ASU, among others
- Partnerships with regional behavioral health authorities (RBHAs) related to the development and dissemination of integrated behavioral health curricula across Arizona.
- International initiatives aimed at assisting in the implementation of integrated behavioral health in South East Asia
- Diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds
The graduate certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health - Management prepares students for careers in:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. The following disciplines are preferred: business or law (health care and business administration, economics, finance or law), engineering (biomedical engineering), general science (biology or physiology), health-related field (nursing, health policy or public health), or math or computer science (statistics or computer science).
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- official transcripts
- resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
- proof of English language proficiency
- official graduate transcripts
- one letter of professional recommendation