Course Description: Fragmentation in healthcare delivery presents multiple, significant barriers that prevent the creation of a culture of health. This fragmentation is most clearly demonstrated through the artificial separation of “mental” health from “physical” health. In service to improving outcomes, decreasing costs, and enhancing the experience for all in a culture of health, integrating behavioral health and primary care is one solution that holds great promise. As highlighted throughout this course, the recommendations are prioritized, actionable and, in some cases, interdependent. This course goes well beyond discussing the barriers that have stilted progress and offers specific recommendations in six key areas to accelerate efforts toward optimizing integration of care.
Course Credit(s): 2 CE Credits or Hours
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, Emma C. Gilchrist, MPH, Kaile M. Ross, MA, Shale L. Wong, MD, MSPH, and Larry A. Green, MD
Content Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Miller is the Director of the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center at the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine.
Emma Gilchrist is a program manager with the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center.
Dr. Wong is a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado, teaching child health, advocacy, and health care reform with focused interests in primary care and achieving health equity.
Dr. Green is a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, and has spent most of his career developing family medicine and primary care.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2017 – 05/02/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.