5 minute read Heart disease and cancer continue to be the biggest leaders for US deaths in 2020.1 Heart disease led the way at 650,000 while cancer was just shy of 600,000. One common risk factor is obesity which is also correlated with the development of other diseases such as type II diabetes and hypertension. […]
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3 minute read In 2012, only one third of all United States adults met the criteria for metabolic syndrome.1 In recent years this number has increased drastically. Today, it is estimated that only about 12% of Americans are metabolically healthy. Certain factors may put an individual at a higher risk of being diagnosed with metabolic […]
2 minute read It is no surprise that pandemic-related isolation has, for many, had pathological consequences. Hardly a day passes without some mention in the media of anxiety and depression. What has received less attention is how COVID-19 affected our furry friends. For my cat, Goober, it has been the greatest thing to ever happen […]
Five Minute Read We were curious about how our members utilize social media and connectivity tools, so we asked and they answered. The results are fascinating and will help us plan future efforts to support networking amongst the members of our association, the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA). Why should you care? Well, read on […]
3 minute read The human brain constitutes about two percent of body mass yet consumes approximately 20% of available blood sugar (Mergenthaler et al., 2013). Unlike other major energy consumers such as muscle and liver cells, neurons store very little glucose, certainly not enough to avoid a shortage (Dienel & Rothman, 2019). In addition, while […]
Five Minute Read Operating as a behavioral health consultant (BHC) in primary care has always demanded flexibility but never more so than during the pandemic. Things have changed significantly and it’s worthwhile for us to reflect on those changes, not with resistance, but simply with acknowledgment and mindfulness about what those changes mean. So, this […]
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PBCH Webinar - Cultural Humility: Working With Black PatientsCultural Humility: Working with Black Patients in Primary Care
Monday, April 12, 2021
Presented by Eboni Winford, PhD, MPH, Director of Research and Health Equity
In this presentation, as a part of the April CFHA Primary Care Behavioral Health Special Interest Group meeting, participants addressed privilege, social determinants of health, and racism and their impact on the care we provide to Black patients in integrated primary care. Using videos, open dialogue, and experiential exercises, participants addressed individual and systemic level factors that contribute to health disparities in Black patients. Lastly, participants discussed strategies providers can use in interventions with Black patients.
SLP Podcast Interview with Norma and Dr. Fortuna can be found at the end of EP. #39 of the CFHA Podcast. https://www.integratedcarenews.com/podcast/
This Is How We Do It - Nationwide Children's HospitalIn this segment of "This Is How We Do It," Dr. Cody Hostutlers hares how they do Integrated Behavioral Health at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
This Is How We Do It - ETSU PediatricsIn this segment of "This Is How We Do It," Dr. Matthew Tolliver shares how they do Integrated Behavioral Health at ETSU Pediatrics.
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