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The Importance of Data Sharing to Support Integration of Substance Use Treatment in California’s Medi-Cal Program

Date published: May, 2017 (11 pages)

This brief, supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, highlights the experiences of two California counties--San Francisco and Santa Clara--that have made great strides toward integrated behavioral health and substance use disorder services. Lessons from California can inform initiatives in states across the country that are using data to better coordinate behavioral health care delivery.