Kaiser Permanente Washington Medical Assistant Santino Telles

Behavioral health integration: Empowered MAs are at the forefront

Kaiser Permanente Washington Medical Assistant Santino Telles describes an initiative that’s improving patients’ lives—while increasing his joy and pride in his work.

A few of our favorite things in primary care

These are a few of our favorite things in primary care

As 2016 winds down, we’re taking a look back at the top five stories published since we launched Implementing Innovations into Practice. Each story provides practical tips your practice can use to improve care and patient health.

Donna Thompson, RN, MS, CEO of Access Community Network

Dissolving the walls: Connecting clinics with communities

Connecting your clinic to your communities has myriad benefits and can fill an important gap in the health care system – but how do you do it?  Learn three ways you can get started today.

Community Health Workers: A Key Link in Integrated Behavioral Health Care

La Familia Medical Center in New Mexico has long integrated behavioral health into primary care. Learn how this federally qualified health center uses community health workers to connect with and support patients who might otherwise fall through the cracks.

Behavioral health integration: What does it really mean in primary care?

Integrating behavioral health into primary care is more than just hiring a staff member who’s licensed to provide specialized services. It means restructuring your team. In this Q&A, Dr. Ed Wagner explains why the distinction is critical.
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