To Save a Life: Integrating Behavioral Health in a West Texas FQHC

To Save a Life: Integrating Behavioral Health in a West Texas FQHC

On-Demand Webcast
Speaker

Cynthia J. Stevens, DNP, MSN, RN

ABSTRACT

Integrating behavioral health providers into the same facility as primary care providers shortens the length of time between a positive screening test and an appointment with a LCSW or LPC, possibly preventing loss of a life, a suicide attempt, or an overdose. This session will discuss barriers in implementation of a behavioral health program at a FQHC and approaches for improving the mental and physical health of a medically underserved population.