3045: Behavioral and Physical Health Integration in the Community Mental Health Center: A Truly Integrated Approach
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3045:  Behavioral and Physical Health Integration in the Community Mental Health Center:  A Truly Integrated Approach
Individuals with SMI are expected to live 25 years less than individuals without SMI due (in part) to the complications of co-morbid physical health conditions. This is concerning with the already undeserved Medicaid population. This presentation will discuss a community mental health center’s efforts to integrate physical and behavioral health and select outcomes (including improved quality of care/some decrease in costs).

 

Speaker: Joseph Schatz, BSN, RN

Disclosures: This speaker has no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify various factors that contribute to the health disparity experienced by individuals with SMI.
2. Identify several barriers to communication between the physical and behavioral health systems.
3. Consider strategies that can be used to engage both primary care physicians as well as individuals with SMI.

 

Key words:  Wellness Recovery Team, integrated care, CMHCs, comorbid conditions

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Friday October 21, 2011: 3:10pm – 3:55pm
Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: January 25, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.