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Are Mobile Phones the Newest Members of the Care Team?

3 minute read Mobile phones are ubiquitous, with data from GSMA Intelligence citing 5.27 billion unique mobile phone users around the world (Datareportal.com, 2021), and the number of users growing at a rate of 2.3% per year. This represents 66.9% of the population (Datareportal.com, 2021). According to a 2021 report by Statista, the United States […]

Research Review

Matthew P. Martin

If you’re looking for the hottest research, then swipe right here. This serial post covers several categories of research in integrated behavioral healthcare over the past 6-7 months. The top article on my list today is a report of strategies for integrating social care practices into primary care, an example of the expanding role of […]

Diseases and Deaths of Despair: The Great Divide

Matthew P. Martin

4 minute read It is no surprise that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the wellbeing of individuals and families. Overall stress and worry for all Americans increased from 47% in 2019 to 59% in 2020. Two in five individuals reported an adverse mental or behavioral health condition in June 2020 with many linking their symptoms […]

Evolving Roles for Behavioral Health in Precision Medicine

3 minute read There is no question that precision medicine, defined as the use of genetic, genomic, and epigenetic information to ‘personalize’ therapeutic strategies is creating unprecedented opportunities for improving health care delivery (Denny et al., 2021). As the cost of genomic sequencing decreases, the speed at which such technologies are transitioning from ‘bench-to-bedside’ has […]

Your Measurement System Analysis Results Are Now Ready

Matthew P. Martin

3 minute read Concentration is a scarce commodity in healthcare delivery. Although our systems are flush with data, we can only process a finite amount of information to make clinical decisions for engaging, treating, and monitoring patients in our catchment areas. We screen and triage patients as stewards of scarce resources using measures that we […]

The Beauty of Numbers: How Mathematics Drives Scientific Inquiry

2 minute read The Cambridge dictionary defines mathematics as a system for the study of numbers, shapes, and space (Cambridge.org, n.d.). While most of us conceptualize mathematics as a method for computing complex functions, the true beauty of numbers lies in their ability to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers. Simply put, mathematics is the universal […]

Peer-Reviewed Research from Families, Systems, & Health

The field of integrated care is exploding and this is the place to keep pace. Our journal, Family, Systems & Health, gives you the latest innovations in the science behind the work. CFHA members get full-text access to the journal as part of their membership.

Binge-Worthy TV (if you are an integrated care nerd)

Subscribe to our Youtube channel covering the world of primary care behavioral health with webinars and presentations on a variety of healthcare topics related to team-based, integrated and collaborative models of healthcare delivery.

This channel is dedicated to promoting behavioral health integration into primary care in hopes of fortifying and strengthening the system as a whole. Through interviews, role-plays, intervention metaphors, and videos alike, primary care team members of all disciplines can learn the ins and outs of working efficiently and effectively within the primary care system. Additionally, the channel highlights contextual-based behavioral interventions (e.g., focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [fACT]) commonly used in primary care. Dr. Bauman produces these videos in collaboration with the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.

The Integrated Care Podcast

Listen in as our experts discuss timely topics in the world of integrated care. Part education, part entertainment, this podcast aims to keep you infomed and engaged as we reimagine the universe of healthcare.

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