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A Hidden And Fixable Reason For Why Your Behavioral Health Staff Might Be Burning Out

Neftali Serrano

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 […]

Toward High-Quality Primary Care: Bold Recommendations from a 2021 NASEM Report

Matthew P. Martin

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 […]

Critical Investments in Behavioral Health and Crisis Care Services

Matthew P. Martin

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 […]

Can Artificial Intelligence Outperform the Human Brain?

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 […]

Need Money for a Harm Reduction Approach? SAMHSA Wants Your Application

Matthew P. Martin

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 […]

Combating America’s Top-Killing Diseases: A Nutrition Solution

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 […]

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)

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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.

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