The COMPASS-PH™ is a tool for primary health settings to organize themselves to develop core capability in meeting the needs of complex populations with co-occurring health and behavioral health needs. The tool does not require any particular level of experience or expertise in primary health/behavioral health integration-both “newbies” and “seasoned veterans” will benefit from the process. The most important purpose of the COMPASS-PH™ is to create a foundation for an improvement process through an empowered conversation that involves as many people working together to build the program and its services as possible.

The COMPASS-PH™ is a continuous quality improvement tool that can be used by any primary care setting as it is currently designed. It helps establish a baseline, define initial starting places or building blocks of previous success, allows organizations to demonstrate measurable progress, and, most importantly, promotes an empowered team approach to managing complex care.

COMPASS-PH™ is designed to produce a number of important organization outcomes. COMPASS-PH™ helps programs:

  • Communicate using common language and understanding of co-occurring-capable services for individuals and families with complex needs.
  • Understand the program baseline of co-occurring capability so that there is organized and rational foundation for a change process.
  • Provide a common tool and shared process that can be used in any system for an array of diverse programs working collectively on co-occurring capability development.
  • Create a continuous quality improvement framework regarding co-occurring capability development for ALL types of programs in any system of care that serves individuals and families with complex lives.

COMPASS-PH™ is organized by sections that address aspects of co-occurring-capable program design:

  1. Program Philosophy
  2. Program Policies
  3. Quality Improvement and Data
  4. Access
  5. Screening and Identification
  6. Recovery-Oriented Integrated Assessment
  7. Integrated Person-Centered Planning
  8. Integrated Treatment/Recovery Programming
  9. Integrated Treatment/Recovery Relationships
  10. Integrated Treatment/Recovery Program Policies
  11. Psychopharmacology
  12. Integrated Discharge/Transition Planning
  13. Program Collaboration and Partnership
  14. General Staff Competencies and Training
  15. Specific Staff Competencies

COMPASS-PH™ is designed to be helpful to programs offering primary health care to individuals and families, and is also informative for other service settings, such as mental health and substance treatment organizations that may be partnering with a primary health setting in working on improving their co-occurring capability to serve individuals with co-occurring health and behavioral health issues.

Check out this PDF for a demo of COMPASS-PH™.


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