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The Contextual Interview: A Cross-Cutting Patient-Interviewing Approach for Social Context

Posted On: April 02, 2024

"What is the greatest impact you have as a behavioral health clinician (BHC) on the primary care team?”

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Introducing Our Upcoming Restoring Balance Offerings

Posted On: January 31, 2024

Clinician burnout has become an alarming epidemic in healthcare, affecting up to 60% of clinicians (Shanafelt et al., 2015). This phenomenon is linked to increased rates of depression, anxiety, and substance use, as well as elevated errors and diminished quality of care. Various factors contribute to burnout, including systemic issues like escalating quality metrics, administrative burdens, and shorter patient visits.

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Engaging Interdisciplinary Teams to Enhance Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration

Posted On: August 30, 2023

After an assessment with East Bay leadership and team members to understand the current facilitators and barriers to integrated behavioral health efforts, CIPC faculty developed a day-long workshop on integrated behavioral health.

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Part 2: Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Training

Posted On: May 30, 2023

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This is the 2nd and final part of a 2 part blog post series on the training the CIPC has provided to the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (Mass League). In this blog post, Leslie Salas Karnes, Manager of Public Health Initiatives at Mass League shared her thoughts on the course.

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Thoughts on Empathy

Posted On: May 30, 2023

A recent publication in the journal Health Services Research A systematic review of research on empathy in health care provides a helpful summary of the past fifty years of research regarding “empathy.”  This important and timely article included more than 400 peer-reviewed studies on the impact of empathy on key health outcomes

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Part 1: Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Training

Posted On: April 25, 2023

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Over the last 1.5 years, Mass League has partnered with the UMass Chan Center for Integrated Primary Care (CIPC) to provide three different training sessions to health center teams. These trainings have been received well and have helped to increase the skills and knowledge of CHC providers.

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Federal Bureau of Prisons Training was a success!

Posted On: March 30, 2023

In President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union he described a four-part Unity Agenda, and declared, “By this summer, the Federal Bureau of Prisons will ensure that each of their 122 facilities are equipped and trained to provide in-house medication-assisted treatment (MAT).”

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Addressing Mental Health Concerns

Posted On: February 10, 2023

Adult Primary Care Physician Visits Increasingly Address Mental Health Concerns

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Creach Consulting

Posted On: January 26, 2023

The CIPC team would like to recommend an excellent professional development opportunity for BHCs through Creach Consulting Group.

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Primary Care For You

Posted On: January 24, 2023












Legislation for “Primary Care for You” (PC4You) has been introduced into the Massachusetts Senate! 

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