As a matter of course, behavioral health organizations work cooperatively with each other and with other service agencies (such as employment and housing agencies) to ensure continuity of care and integration of services for clients who need a range of supports. To improve coordination among disparate services, agencies may foster training and learning opportunities about the roles, responsibilities, legal constraints, and working situations of partner agencies. At the same time, these collaborative efforts may foster relationships among individuals in different agencies that facilitate new linkages and communication. There are a variety of strategies
that can be used to accomplish this, and it is worthwhile to consider which the best fit for your needs is.