The Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care recently announced that six primary care practices will introduce a new program for behavioral health integration as part of the Center’s Academic Innovations Collaborative (AIC). The Alice Rosenwald Initiative: Improving Lives through Mental Health Integration into Primary Care is designed to implement a new stepped care modelContinue Reading.
Monthly Archives: December 2013
New mobile phone app helps disaster first responders
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently released a mobile phone app to help responders access critical, behavioral health-related resources from their phones in the aftermath of disasters. Called GO2AID, the app is designed to provide behavioral healthcare providers in the field access to evidence-based mental health and substance use information, tools andContinue Reading.
Estimating the need for behavioral health workers
As the Affordable Care Act moves forward, many federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are expanding capacity to meet the healthcare needs of America’s most medically underserved populations. An article published recently by BMC Health Services Research examines this issue from a behavioral health perspective. In particular, it focuses on the importance of developing a needs-basedContinue Reading.
Direct service workforce competencies released
The National Direct Service Workforce (DSW) Resource Center, which is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has released an updated set of core competencies for direct service workers. Developed through a multi-phased research project, this set of knowledge, skills and attitudes is known as the Road Map of Core Competencies forContinue Reading.