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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: 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
As primary cares transitions to team-based models of care, major organizational and policy changes can result in primary care clinicians (PCCs) and staff suffering from emotional exhaustion (EE). EE is defined as “the sense of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted” and is a major component of “burnout.”
Post date: March 20, 2015
With the growing demand for integrated primary care, there is also a growing need for a model of supervision of behavioral health providers that promotes acquisition of clinical skills and professional development in a primary care setting. Cherokee Health Systems, a comprehensive community care organization, has a model of supervision that works well with psychologists and other health care providers in an integrated environment.
Post date: March 20, 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: Clinical... Read more about "Get your Latest News via the Academy"
Post date: March 20, 2015
Access Community Health Centers is a federally qualified health center that provides integrated behavioral health and primary care services. With three integrated care clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has identified Access Community Health Centers as a... Read more about "Access Community Health Centers, an AHRQ Service Delivery Innovation"
Post date: March 20, 2015
There is growing consensus that there is an increasing need for enhanced teamwork if primary care practices are to be efficient and effective. This study, Electronic health records and support for primary care teamwork, examines how electronic health records (EHRs) facilitate teamwork, as well as what challenges they pose, and what practices do to overcome those.
Post date: March 03, 2015
A New Directions in Healthcare podcast by the Commonwealth Fund sought to address “why more practices are merging behavioral health and primary care.” The episode featured NIAC member Jürgen Unützer, MD, ... Read more about "Merging Behavioral Health and Primary Care: A Commonwealth Fund Podcast"
Post date: March 03, 2015

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