Resources: Practice management

Welcome to the SIM practice management resource page. This page comprises resources for care teams that will help your team succeed with integrating physical and behavioral health in primary care settings from a practice-management perspective including: webinars, curricula, videos, podcasts and other resources geared towards care teams and practice managers. Also be sure to check out the health information technology, patient engagement and population health resources page for more tools that will help your practice succeed.

This page will continue to be updated through July 31, 2019 so be sure to check back again soon!

"It feels better to be able to take care of the whole patient," says Glenn Madrid, MD, who talks about his practice's journey towards providing integrated care in a SIM video.


Practice Innovation Program Colorado - Resource hub

The Practice Innovation Program resource hub is a website ran by a team of clinicians, researchers, health information technology experts, practice facilitation experts, and program staff members from the University of Colorado, Department of Family Medicine. The resource hub on their website is a leading source of innovative tools, support, education, evaluation, and research designed to improve healthcare practices, systems, and communities of health. 

Integrated behavioral health training modules for care teams

Primary care teams interested in learning more about integrating behavioral and physical health can take advantage of free e-learning modules funded by SIM. Register for a free account using the registration code "SIM" and find out how these modules can help your care team integrate physical and behavioral health. Click here for a flier with more information about the available modules. 

Business curriculum for providers

The SIM office has been working with RT Welter and Associates to create a curriculum and webinars designed to help practices with skills to negotiate mutually-beneficial contracts with commercial payers. Learn more about these resources and click here for all video webinars.


Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

The Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPi) is a free, federally funded support network that is helping care teams navigate provider compensation changes coming soon as a result of the Medicare Quality Payment Program (also known as MACRA) and commercial insurance companies moving to value-based payment.


Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers working in Primary Care

The Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center assembled stakeholders from across Colorado to reach consensus on eight core competencies for licensed behavioral health providers working in primary care. The competencies are written to apply broadly across a continuum of care from prevention to illness, across the lifespan, across generations, across a biopsychosocial continuum, to be person-centered and culturally sensitive, and to support highly integrated practices with onsite behavioral health providers as members of the primary care team.

SIM practice transformation page

Check out the SIM practice transformation page for information about the Colroado SIM approach to practice transformation, a list of SIM practices and an interractive map. 



SIM newsroom

SIM is working with approximately 25 percent of the primary care practices in the state to integrate physical and behavioral health care. SIM providers understand the importance of delivering "whole-person care" that includes mental and physical health and also addresses substance use and healthy behaviors. Read about their work in these consumer media stories

SIM podcasts

Note: If any of the podcasts below will not play, please click here for a list of all SIM podcasts with download links.