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Revolutionizing Mental Health Care Delivery in the United States Air Force By Shifting the Access Point to Primary Care

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Air Command and Staff College,Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

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Mental health care demand continues to rise in the Air Force Medical Service AFMS and there are not enough mental health personnel to meet the needs of the population. While the U.S. Air Force USAF is shrinking in size and budget, no additional funding is being allocated to procure more mental health personnel. A one year pilot study was launched in FY15 at three USAF military treatment facilities to study the effects of shifting the access point for mental health care from the mental health clinic to the primary care behavioral health clinic known in the USAF as BHOP and reallocating mental health clinic personnel to BHOP in order to support the increased demand.

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Technical Report



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