Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2017- 62


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair

Date of First Reading: March 27, 2017

Date of Second Reading: April 24, 2017

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – for the establishment of a graduate certificate - Integrated Behavioral Health - Management

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: The proposed 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. Additionally, existing certificates are clinically-oriented in nature, rather than focused on the necessary skills to serve as a manger of integrated services.

Admin Response: