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This month, we focus on IBH education and training during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

                    Teaching Matters

This month's featured interview focuses on integrated behavioral health education and training during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCIBH team spoke with David Bauman, PsyD. from Community Health of Central Washington. 

David Bauman, PsyD. is the Behavioral Health Education Director at Community Health of Central Washington, where he oversees a variety of behavioral health training programs. He also serves as the Region Training Director of the National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC)-Cascades Region psychology internship.

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"While it now looks different with our organization doing about 50% of all visits via phone or virtually. We are still completing warm handoffs, still working side by side with our medical providers, still striving to meet our community, and still striving to be about primary care. Our patients regularly comment about the health center being their lifeline and a source of comfort. There have been many tears during these phone calls, both from the patients and the providers. The importance and gratitude from both sides is palpable."

 - David Bauman, PsyD
Director of Behavioral Health Education, Community Health of Central Washington
Behavioral Health Consultant, Central Washington Family Medicine
Region Training Director, National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC)

Resource of the Month

In recognition of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NCIBH will be frequently updating our resource library to reflect topics important for providers on the frontlines. This includes resources for both mental health and substance use disorders that commonly present in primary care settings.

Click below to access our comprehensive library of resources including toolkits, curricular guides, screening and prescribing recommendations, online training videos, best practices, and more.
View the COVID-19 Resource Library

What's the Buzz?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has announced new funding opportunities to support research that can empower and allocate critical resources for the COVID-19 pandemic. AHRQ plans to make up to five million available to evaluate how providers are responding to COVID-19, including the rapid expansion of telemedicine during the outbreak; the impact of COVID-19 on quality, safety and value of health systems’ response; and the role of primary care during the epidemic. Access the Notices of Intent here and here
Register now for a May 8th webinar hosted by the National Interoperability Collaborative on Lessons from the Opioid Crisis. The webinar will feature speakers who will present practical guidelines and resources for using evidence to combat the opioid crisis, evidence syntheses on what works to manage pain and opioid use disorder and tools to integrate the latest guidelines at the point of care. Register here.


May 26-28
2020 Integrated Healthcare Conference
Where: Phoenix, AZ | Website

June 3 
Treating Anxiety and Depression in Gender Diverse Populations presented by The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) 
What: Webinar | Website

July 10 
19th Annual Primary Care Symposium 
Where: Naples, FL | Website

October 8-10
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) Conference
Where: Philadelphia, PA | Website

November 4-5 
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Annual Conference
Where: Washington D.C. | Website 
The National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health (NCIBH) is a HRSA-funded Academic Unit of Primary Care Training and Enhancement. The mission of the NCIBH is to prepare primary care clinicians with the expertise and leadership for integrated behavioral health care.

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This resource is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,748,818.00 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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