3 minute read Last August I wrote about the long wait times for individuals in need of mental health services. Soon after that post, the American Psychological Association published survey results in November 2022 showing that 60% of psychologists cannot accept new patients, while 72% have longer wait lists than before the pandemic. A 2023 […]
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Patient Attribution: The System that Integrated Care Needs for Survival
Riddle me this: I am a system that is active and essential in healthcare, but a complete mystery to most healthcare professionals. Answer: a patient attribution system! Hopefully you did not peek at the title of my post. Did you get the right answer? Don’t worry if you did not guess a patient attribution system. […]
Resilience: The Science of Bouncing Back
Original post available here. Resilience is described as the ability to recover and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands (Deuster & Silverman, 2013). A lot of research about resilience has come from the US military, triggered a decade back by troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe emotional trauma. There is […]
Teaching Clinicians at the National Level: My Experience with the STFM Addiction Medicine Project
4 minute read Every week I receive solicitations in my physical mailbox for clinical trainings on a variety of topics like trauma-informed care, grief counseling, mindfulness, and more. They never stop coming! I wonder who sent these companies my address. These trainings are usually live or recorded webinars with handouts, sometimes with a well-known expert […]
After Human Trafficking: Ghananian Women Find Empowerment and Healing Through Spirituality
4 minute read Growing up in poverty in the slums of Kumasi, Ghana, 18-year-old Abina longed for a better life. Her pastor talked to her about job opportunities in other countries, and with his help, Abina signed up with an organization that promised great pay and benefits. Staff helped her get a passport and a […]
The Integrated Care Map Turns Three!
Three years ago the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) set out to report on the spread of integrated care across the United States primary care system. Our initial report on findings in 2020 elicited interesting findings on the breadth and types of care being provided. Here we provided updated data which appears to demonstrate greater […]
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