The IPAT is a tool that can help you to assess the level of healthcare integration within your social work setting.
From the IPAT website:
“The authors of the Integrated Practice Assessment Tool (IPAT) have devised this tool to place practices on the level of collaboration/integration defined by A Standard Framework for Levels of Integrated Healthcare issue brief. The IPAT uses a decision tree model rather than a metric model. This more accurately mirrors the issue brief tables, and avoids the need to weigh responses to questions, which may result in an in-between assessment score (e.g., a 3.75 co-location). The decision tree model uses a series of yes/no questions that cascade to a specific Level of Integrated Healthcare determination.”
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions has created a set of competencies to guide the practice of integrated behavioral health and primary care. Use the links below to explore information related to the Center and to the guidelines it has created.