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Stay current with the latest news! Access timely topical news that’s relevant to the integration of behavioral health and primary care.  You can access the Latest News stories through the portal topical pages or through the News Archives under Resources. Click on the topical pages below and access recently posted Latest News items at the bottom of each page: Policy... Read more about "Get your Latest News via the Academy"
Post date: July 10, 2015
The American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP), and the American College of Surgeons (ACP) have published recent position papers on Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) in Primary Care. These organizations and their recommendations will have a great impact on BHI and we encourage you to read them in full using the links provided below.
Post date: July 10, 2015
Recent Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) blog posts have featured approaches to supervision of behavioral health professionals in primary care. Part I, featured in March by the Academy, was written by staff at Cherokee Health Systems .
Post date: April 06, 2015
In 2010, suicide was the third leading cause of death among young people in the United States. A recent study has found that disparities between rural-urban youth suicide rates have been widening. Young people aged 10 to 24 years, who live in a rural area, are two times more likely to die from suicide than those living in urban settings. The disparity across genders is also notable, with males having a suicide rate nearly double that of... Read more about "Widening Rural-Urban Disparities in Youth Suicide"
Post date: April 06, 2015
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) released in March 2015 new training recommendations calling for residency programs to educate the next generation of psychiatrists in integrated behavioral health care. These training recommendations inform all spans of a practicing or prospective psychiatrist’s... Read more about "APA Recommends Integrated Care Training for Psychiatrists"
Post date: April 06, 2015
April is National Minority Health Month and a reminder that many ethnic minorities still experience significant barriers to accessing mental health services. In the United States, “African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans and Native Americans receive lower quality mental health care in general than whites” and “face unique challenges pertaining to mental health care.” Ethnic minorities are thus vulnerable to mental health disparities and the... Read more about "Health Disparities and Cultural Competence in Integrated Care"
Post date: April 06, 2015
Stay current with the latest news! Access timely topical news that’s relevant to the integration of behavioral health and primary care. You can access the Latest News stories through the portal topical pages or through the News Archives under Resources. Click on the topical pages below and access recently posted Latest News items at the bottom of each page: Education... Read more about "Get your Latest News via the Academy"
Post date: April 06, 2015
Rural integrated primary care settings face unique needs and requirements when striving to provide the highest level of care possible. Rural Health Group (RHG) is a federally qualified health center that provides integrated health care to several rural counties in North Carolina. This rural setting has numerous challenges faced by both providers and patients alike. Many communities in North Carolina have experienced upheaval in local specialty mental health services, which have become more and... Read more about "Rural Health Disparities Addressed by PCMH with Integrated Behavioral Health Care"
Post date: April 06, 2015
Results of two studies have been recently published on behavioral health disparities in transgender youth. The studies show, respectively, that transgender youth are at an increased risk for negative mental health outcomes including anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidality, and that gender minority youth have an increased odds of substance use behaviors... Read more about "Gender Minority Behavioral Health Disparities"
Post date: April 06, 2015
Wayne Katon, MD, died on March 1st of lymphoma. Dr. Katon was vice chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (UW). He was a pioneer in the integration of primary care and behavioral health, specifically in the collaborative mental health care model. Jürgen Unützer, UW professor and chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences said in a letter to colleagues “Wayne was truly a great human being, a mensch, a dear friend, a generous mentor and a wonderful colleague... Read more about "Wayne Katon, MD, Pioneer of Collaborative Care "
Post date: March 20, 2015

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