Primary Care Providers Working in Mental Health Settings is a five-part curriculum that can be used to inform primary care professionals working in public mental health settings about the unique aspects of behavioral health settings, the people they serve, as well as the opportunities and roles that primary care professionals play in helping to improve the whole health of individuals with serious mental illnesses.
These modules are intended for primary care providers (PCPs) working in public mental health settings, a growing trend across the country to deal with the health disparity experienced by people with serious mental illnesses (SMI). The goal is to help facilitate their work in this environment, which may be unfamiliar to many PCPs, so they can best serve this population of patients.
Primary care providers can now earn CMEs for taking this five-part curriculum about working in behavioral health settings.
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