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This month, we focused on depression screening in primary care..

               
                  Teaching Matters


This month we spoke with Meghan McAuliffe Lines, Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist and Clinical Director for Integrated Primary Care Psychology at Nemours Alfred I. duPont's Hospital for Children.

In her current role, Dr. Lines works with physicians and psychologists to expand the role of behavioral health in pediatric primary care throughout Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania. She is also involved in training and education, and has been an investigator on several federal grants aimed to expand behavioral health training and workforce development in primary care.She holds an appointment of Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and is a member of the Medical Executive Committee at AI duPont Hospital for Children.
 

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"Given that as many as half of all pediatric office visits involve emotional and behavioral health concerns, medical school educators should focus on providing physicians with the skills and competencies necessary to address the behavioral health of their patients.” 

 - Meghan McAuliffe Lines, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical Director for Integrated Primary Care Psychology
Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children

Resources of the Month

 
This month, we've curated a set of depression screening and education tools in primary care settings.
 
  • Depression Screening and Treatment in Primary Care This two-part recorded webinar series from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute reviews clinical practice guidelines for medication and non-medication treatment of depression, as well as information on addressing depression for specific populations, including adolescents and older adults. 
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What's the Buzz?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events

News


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced awards for the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative. Launched in April 2018, this initiative aims to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction management. 
The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers are accepting abstracts for the 2020 Power of Data to Build a Healthier Nation conference. Click here to submit an abstract.
AHRQ developed a Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (MAT for OUD) Playbook. This interactive resource provides the latest guidance, tools, and resources for organizations implementing medication-assisted treatment.

Events


November 2-6
American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo
Where: Philadelphia, PA | Website

November 4-5
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Annual Conference
Where: Washington, DC | Website

November 8-12
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting
Where: Phoenix, AZ | Website

November 13-15
The University of Oklahoma's Integrating Primary and Behavioral Health Care through the Lens of Prevention National Conference 
Where: New Orleans, LA | Website

December 6-7
Harvard Medical School's Working Together: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Course (continuing education credits available)
Where: Boston, MA | Website
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