The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has partnered with NC AHEC to provide educational and practice-based support to primary care practices interested in implementing the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM).

Collaborative Care Model is an integrated modality that provides patients with medical and behavioral health care in a primary care setting. Benefits of CoCM include better patient outcomes, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and reduction in health care costs. In addition, using CoCM may reduce health disparities in access to behavioral health.

In the most recent in the series of CoCM infomercials, Jessica Williams, BSEd, PCMH-CCE, Director of Practice Support Services at South East AHEC, and Ken Watson, Behavioral Health/TCM Practice Support Coach at Wake AHEC, share how and why CoCM matters to practices and patients.

View the collections of CoCM infomercials here. To learn more about CoCM and how it’s being implemented in practices statewide, visit the website.