Stigma Reduction Work in Primary Care

Doctor with Patient

When it comes to addressing mental health challenges in health care settings, primary care is the initial or sole provider for 50% of people with serious mental health challenges. And research shows that the majority of visits in primary care are related to unidentified mental health challenges.

 

As part of the Social Inclusion Campaign, PEERS works with power holders in primary care.  During our planning year, PEERS created the Primary Care Action Team. The Primary Care Action Team is comprised of primary care providers, registered nurses, public health care and program mangers from: Lifelong Medical, BHCS, Alameda County Consortium, Lifelong Medical, and Touro University. The team was created to meet the needs the stakeholder group of primary care doctors, and worked to inform our Mental Health Friendly Docs curriculum represented this stigma reduction work as a partnership between patients and providers.

Learn More About this Work

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Feb
2015

Partnering with Primary Care: A Consumer Perspective

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Social Inclusion Campaign/Communications Manager Kelechi Ubozoh opens up about being the daughter of a primary care provider.

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Dec
2014

Bridging the Gap: Ending Mental Health Stigma in Primary Care

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Learn about best practices for ending health stigma in primary care with special guest former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher.

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Oct
2014

Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration Training Now Available!

Are you a provider seeking to work better with your patients with mental health challenges? If so, we can help!

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Aug
2014

Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration

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.