Health Policy

Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date



The Iowa Integrated Health Home (IHH) initiative was launched on July 1, 2013 as a partnership between the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and Magellan Behavioral Care of Iowa, a private health management company that has managed the Iowa Plan for Behavioral Health (Iowa Plan) since 1995. The purpose of an IHH is to provide whole-person, patient-centered, coordinated care for adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) and children with a serious emotional disturbance (SED). The IHH represents an adaptation of the evidence based practices of the health home model to incorporate a focus on behavioral care for individuals with serious psychological conditions.

Structured telephone interviews were conducted with 319 adults and 314 parent/legal guardians of children who were enrolled in the IHH. Interviews were administered during the period from October 23-December 17, 2014. The experiences of the majority of participants represents their first months in the IHH program. IHH member experiences will be re-evaluated in a year to determine if changes have occurred with longer experience in the program.


IHH, Iowa Integrated Health Home, Medicaid, Magellan of Iowa, Iowa Plan for Behavioral Health, interviews

Total Pages

86 pages, 22 figures, 39 tables, 3 appendices


At head of title: Policy report.

Includes interview questions for adults and parents of the children in the IHH.


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