Table 1. Participating Primary Care Practice Characteristics
Practice SiteLocationPractice TypePrimary Patient DemographicsHistory of Implementing Behavioral Health AssessmentsElectronic Health RecordDuration (days)Total Assessments Completed, n (% reach)Patients Providing Feedback (%)
ALos Angeles, CAFQHCLow-income, Chinese-American (85%)Registered nurse administered behavioral health assessment during initial intake appointmentsYes666 (79)*94.0
BSanta Ana, CAFQHCLow-income, Mexican-American (76%)Prior use of depression screening (PHQ-9)No559 (74)*59.3
CEagle Rock, CAFQHCLow-income, Filipino-American (58%) and Mexican-American (27%)No routine collection of behavioral health dataYes1065 (65)*93.8
DLos Angeles, CAFQHCLow-income, Mexican-Americans (51%) and Central-Americans (31%)No routine collection of behavioral health dataYes493 (85)*95.7
EMontpelier, VTPBRNLower-middle income, white (90%)Intermittent use of depression (PHQ-9), anxiety (GAD), and alcohol use (Audit-C)Yes322 (64)*95.5
FFront Royal, VAPBRNLower-middle income, white (85%)Routinely assessed multiple health behaviors through personal health recordYes345 (73)88.9
GBon Secours, VAPBRNLower-middle income, African American (85%)Routinely assessed multiple health behaviors through personal health recordYes220 (88)85.0
HRichmond, VAPBRNLower-middle income, African American (60%) and white (30%)Routinely assessed smoking status but no other behavioral or mental health assessmentYes435 (59)100
IBedford, MAVALower-middle income, white veterans (90%)Intermittent collection of behavioral health data but no comprehensive behavioral health assessment in placeYes457 (60)*91.2
  • * For 6 practices, reach was calculated using administrative reports (no. of completed surveys / no. number of nonurgent patient visits).

  • For 4 practices, reach was calculated using tallies by the research team (no. of completed surveys / no. of nonurgent patients offered the survey).

  • AUDIT-C, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test; FQHC, federally qualified health center; GAD, generalized anxiety disorder; PBRN, practice-based research network; PHQ-9, 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire; VA, Veterans Health Administration.