There are many good reasons for the strain and experience of burnout among healthcare professionals at-large and primary care teams specifically, but there may be a hidden factor affecting your integrated behavioral health staff that you may not have yet considered: role diffusion. The shorthand version for this phenomenon is, “your staff is trying to […]
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3 minute read I am a little late to the game on this 2021 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. But my tardiness does not diminish the appeal of the ideas that jump off the 428-pages of this document. These ideas, if implemented, would terraform the primary care landscape. A reliable […]
2 minute read Government agencies are making large investments to make behavioral health and crisis care services more available to the public. Mental health treatment access is a major barrier for large parts of the United States, including my home state of Arizona, ranked near the bottom in treatment access. I will mention three recent […]
2 minute read As the field of artificial intelligence advances, health care providers express concerns about whether computers will at some point outperform us. Although machine learning and particularly deep learning has produced some impressive achievements, the way that the human brain develops and acquires knowledge cannot at this point be replicated. This does not […]
2 minute read New federal funding is available for organizations interested in creating new harm reduction programs for substance use or expanding existing ones. The size and focus of this funding is historic for the US. Eligible applicants are States; local, Tribal, and territorial governments; Tribal organizations; non-profit community-based organizations; and primary and behavioral health […]
2 minute read Many Americans suffer from diseases that lead to a variety of health implications. Some of the top-killing diseases that Americans face include heart disease, hypertension, and type II diabetes.1 Health education on the importance of incorporating a healthy diet into their lifestyle helps with preventing and managing these chronic health problems. One […]
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CFHA REC WebinarBeyond Measurement in Quality Improvement: Using a Qualitative Research Approach to Deepen Your QI Work
A qualitative research approach can be useful at various stages of a quality improvement project – from developing a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of your problem, to designing an intervention that addresses the factors influencing relevant practices, to evaluating both the intended and unintended impacts of your improvement efforts. However, the opportunities for a qualitative research approach to optimize a QI project are often missed.
The objectives of this session are to:
- Provide insight into how qualitative research is relevant to your QI work
- Share some qualitative research principles and methods to use in your QI work
- Explore practical next steps to build capacity for qualitative methods in your setting
December 2021 Community ConversationPopulation Health & Integrated Care: A Community Conversation with CFHA CEO Neftali Serrano
December 8th, 2021
COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multisystemic Approach to Address Family and Healthcare Provider ChallengesCFHA Families and Health Webinar | December 2, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to have pervasive impacts on all aspects of family life. Some of these impacts are drastically increasing as reports across the world are sounding the alarm about the upcoming post-COVID mental health pandemic. In a March 11th, 2021 interview, Dr. Fauci spoke of the "long-term ravages" that are ahead of us. These ravages (e.g., poor mental health across the lifespan, physical health declines due to delaying preventable services, and prolonged symptomology for those who have had COVID-19) are likely the outcomes of prolonged stress and mental anguish. These physical and mental health consequences will increasingly present themselves in healthcare settings. Using a multi-systemic and family-oriented lens, this presentation emphasizes the evolving interplay of public health pandemic challenges and mitigation strategies with individual and family processes. We highlight individual and family challenges with ongoing myriad COVID-19 uncertainties in the evolving phases of the pandemic/post-pandemic. These challenges include: (a) long-term COVID-19 health and cognitive complications ("long-haulers"); (b) communication issues amongst family members, and with healthcare providers; (c) issues that arise from divergent family member perspectives and beliefs about COVID-19 risk based on different historical, cultural, political, and ideological filters; (d) issues with loss and bereavement, racial injustice, and socioeconomic disparities; and (e) issues that arise from the prolonged exposure to stressors faced by healthcare teammates. Through the intervention of family-centered consultation, this discussion will offer strategies for addressing the nuanced and lingering biopsychosocial-spiritual impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on individuals and families. Special consideration will be given to the oftentimes unaddressed and invisible impacts the pandemic has had on healthcare providers and their own families. In a post-pandemic world, consideration needs to be given to all relational systems that come into contact with the public health, and healthcare sectors.
1: Enable HCPs to apply a multisystemic family-oriented approach to the ongoing COVID-19 related BPS-S challenges of patients and their families.
2: Enable HCP's to consider issues that can arise from divergent family member perspectives about COVID-19 (risk, beliefs, anti-science).
3: Enable HCP's to consider the impact of the pandemic on their own families and how it might inform their clinical work.
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.