Join the Heath Services Advisory Group (HSAG) and the Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (OPCPCC) for an informative webinar on Tuesday, August 29, from 12:15-1 p.m. on integrating behavioral health care into primary care practices.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), people with mental and substance abuse disorders may die decades earlier than the average person, mostly from untreated and preventable chronic illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Primary care settings are a gateway to the behavioral health system, and primary care providers increasingly need support and resources to screen and treat individuals with behavioral and general healthcare needs. The solution lies in integrated care.
Kristen Palcisco, CNP, who serves MetroHealth, a Level 3-National Committee for Quality Assurance-recognized patient-centered medical home in Cleveland, will present her experiences in integrating behavioral health care into a primary care setting. Her practice worked to implement depression screening throughout primary care, while a behavioral health model was being integrated. Ms. Palcisco will share the hesitation that primary care providers had when this model was being developed, and how her organization has overcome those challenges over the last several years.
- Identify the reasons for integrating behavioral health into primary care
- Identify steps to overcome barriers to implementing depression screening in a primary care setting
- Understand one method of integrating behavioral health into primary care.
Please contact the OPCPCC Center for Provider and Patient Engagement or call 614.644.9756 with questions.
Register online today!