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In this issue focused on mental health...

June 1st 2019
Inaugural IBH Symposium

The ANEW Way Forward is an inaugural one-day symposium that fosters a collaborative learning community for researchers and practitioners in behavioral health and primary care settings.

Join us at the University of Pennsylvania for:

  • Skills-based lectures and continuing education sessions delivered by national experts to prepare for the evolving primary care landscape
  • Poster presentations on cutting-edge research and successful pilot programs in the field
  • Unique networking opportunities designed for symposium attendees

The ANEW symposium is dedicated to providing a national platform for addressing gaps in integrated behavioral health training among the primary care workforce.

Last Chance to Register!
                  Making a Difference

This month the NCIBH spoke with Sharon Engdahl, Executive Director of the American Mental Wellness Association.

Sharon has worked in the mental health education and research field for over 45 years. She is the founder and executive director of the Mental Wellness Awareness Association. AMWA's mission is to build healthier lives free of mental health problems through educational outreach.


Read the full interview...
"Primary care providers are often the first point of contact for prevention and early intervention of mental health and substance use disorders. Screenings at the primary care level are vital for the total health of the patient, their families, and society. The challenge for physicians is learning how to ask questions about mental health in a way that will yield accurate and useful information.” 

 - Sharon Engdahl
Executive Director of the American Mental Wellness Association

Resources of the Month

For Mental Health Awareness month, we have curated a set of screening and assessment tools for the primary care setting. 
  • Mental Health Screening and Assessment Tools for Primary Care: A Clinician's Toolkit This toolkit provides a listing of mental health screening and assessment tools, summarizing their psychometric testing properties, cultural considerations, costs, and key references. It includes tools that are proprietary and those that are freely accessible. Products are listed for informational purposes only. Inclusion in this publication does not imply endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • SAMHSA-HRSA Behavioral Health Screening and Assessment Tools The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions provides a comprehensive list of screening tools for depression, substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, suicide, anxiety disorders, trauma, and more. 
  • AHRQ Depression Screening: Fact Sheet and Resources AHRQ provides a set of recommendations, best practices, screening tools, and information on insurance coverage under the ACA and Medicaid for depression screening and care. 
View More Resources

Announcement! AHEC Scholars
Integrated Behavioral Health Module

The Southeast PA Area Health Education Center, in collaboration with NCIBH and the University of Pittsburgh Program Evaluation and Research Unit, developed an opioid use disorder training module for community health workers. 
Additionally, The NCIBH partnered with Southeast PA AHEC to develop a training module for health professions students on Integrated Behavioral Health, as part of the AHEC Scholars program.
These educational modules will be used across Pennsylvania to better prepare the current and future healthcare workforce to identify and treat behavioral health issues and practice in integrated care settings. 
Learn more about the AHEC scholar program here and stay tuned for access to the modules on our website.

What's the Buzz?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events


Check out this month's webinar series from CHOP PolicyLab featuring key priority areas to address behavioral health needs of children and adolescents. 
The National Academy of Medicine recently announced that more than 100 organizations, including the NCIBH, across the U.S. — including community organizations, hospital and medical systems, academia, nonprofits, and health professional societies — have declared their commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse and overdose. By making a visible commitment to combating the opioid crisis, these groups join the action collaborative as network organizations. View our commitment statement here.
Have you had a chance to read the NCIBH's "Twitter as a Dissemination Tool for Academic Medicine: A Technical Assistance Guide" ? This toolkit highlights ways in which Twitter can be used as a dissemination platform in academic medicine. Download the toolkit on our resources page.



June 1
NCIBH Inaugural IBH Symposium
Where: Philadelphia, PA |  Website

June 2-4
Academy Health Annual Research Meeting
Where: Washington D.C. |  Website

June 4
Early Detection, Screening and Referral to Evidence-Based Eating Disorder Treatment in Primary Care   
What: Webinar |  Website

June 5
Inter-Professional Education to Practice Summit
Where: Boston, MA |  Website

June 11
Supporting Digital Innovation in Behavioral Health
Where: Washington D.C. |  Website

June 16-17
2nd Annual Conference: From Model to Movement: Policy, Practice and Partnerships 
Where: Indianapolis, IN |  Website

June 18-23
AANP National Conference
Where: Indianapolis, IN |  Website

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