3 minute read The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned two healthcare crises: the first focused on containing the disease’s widening footprint, and the second, a behavioral health pandemic created by stress, anxiety and social isolation. Addressing both of these issues requires a population health approach. As such, there is much to be learned from an innovative […]
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2 Minute Read: It seems as if 2020 is the year of perpetual transition as we adjust and learn, adjust and learn. Our last few weeks as a membership has been spent thinking about returning to in-person visits (or not) and concurrently thinking about how our personal lives mirror this transition as states “re-open.” Below […]
5 minute read Like many of you, my work as a BHC moved abruptly to 100% phone and video work in mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Personally, there have been some downsides to this. I miss seeing patients in the privacy of an exam room or my office and that irreplaceable connection that […]
3 Minute Read CFHA members have worked hard in the last 9 weeks responding to the various challenges posed by the pandemic. These challenges are not going away, however, a great deal of progress has been made in adapting clinical delivery to telehealth, figuring out the economics of all of this and working on the […]
When my alarm goes off at six AM, I begin my day following the same routine I created the first week of quarantine with the intention of bringing structure to my days. But just like yesterday and the day before, my energy level is not there, my body feels tired, and honestly, I really do […]
This blog is a follow-up to a recent panel presentation co-sponsored by Comagine, The Institute for Primary Care Behavioral Health and the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. The chat for the presentation is here. Video is here or just scroll down. What started out as deep consternation as the COVID pandemic hit in March quickly turned […]
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Community Meeting: Life Hacks for Working from HomeIn this community meeting, attendees shared their tips for working from home during COVID-19.
Providing Affirmative Integrated Care for LGBTQ PatientsThis presentation will offer foundational information to understand LGBTQ identities and unique health disparities LGBTQ patients experience in primary care. It will also offer guidance on how to communicate with LGBTQ patients and their families in ways that will built trust and may increase patient disclosure.
- Understand the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
- List 2 unique health care needs of LGBTQ patients.
- Describe 2 ways to communicate with LGBTQ people that improve trust and may increase disclosure.
Intimate Partner Violence in Primary Care: Screening & Intervention During COVID-19 and BeyondOne in three women and one in four men in the United States have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime— and the risks to survivors are severe. There is universal concern from clinicians, researchers, agencies, and advocacy groups that these numbers may dramatically rise as a result of COVID-19 related to stay at home orders and stressors. At the same time, we know the rate of IPV screening in primary care is low (1.5-12% of patients). It is imperative that clinicians screen patients and address their needs in relation to IPV.
In this presentation, we will discuss:
1: The importance of screening for IPV in a primary care setting
2: Universal education/screening protocol for IPV and adaptations during COVID-19
3: Ways to apply this protocol in your clinical setting
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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.