Primary Care doctors practice on the front lines where many consumers present with mental health challenges that connect to their physical health concerns. Doctors are also increasingly delivering services in environments where mental and physical healthcare are becoming integrated. So they are both eager to teach and open to learn about best practice strategies and tools for recognizing and reducing patient’s internal and institution’s external mental health stigma.
The Everyone Counts Campaign is working with primary care doctors to develop a video and to design and pilot test a workshop titled Bridging the Gap: Mental Health within Primary Care Services, A Mental Health Consumers Perspective. The Campaign has called upon doctors as stakeholders to have a strong voice to educate about what is already present and what is further needed within primary care/mental health integrated environments to improve patient care and outcomes. The findings from this pilot project will inform the design of key messages and outreach strategies to specific target populations of doctors and doctors in training.
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The way in which health care is being delivered is changing, which means that physical and mental health systems will be working more closely together than ever before.
Harvey Rosenthal of NYASPRS, Amy Colesante of the Mental Health Empowerment Project and Sarah Goodman of Baltic Street, leed an excellent workshop on the opportunities for peer services in Healthcare Reform.