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Patient Engagement and Behavioral Health (SIM)

Module Materials

Having difficulty talking to your patients about behavioral health issues?

If so, you are not alone! Engaging patients in their healthcare, particularly for behavioral health issues, is key to improving health conditions – but it can be hard to do. This module will discuss techniques that encourage patients to participate in their self-care and patient participation in your practice’s quality improvement or patient advisory teams. Additional topics include addressing behavioral health stigma, which can be a barrier to treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe methods for behavioral health engagement to improve patient outcomes.
  • Discuss patient and family advisory teams or councils and ways to implement them into your practice or clinic.
  • Discuss the stigma associated with patients receiving behavioral health treatment and methods for overcoming this issue.

Who Should Complete this Module?

The information in this module is valuable for clinicians and practice staff such as medical assistants, front & back office, nursing, and care managers.

CME credit available

Approximate Time: 60 minutes

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a four-year initiative, is funded by up to $65 million from CMS. The content provided is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Patient Engagement and Behavioral Health (SIM)