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This month, we focus on mental health
education and training during COVID-19: 

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                    Teaching Matters

This month's featured interview focuses on mental health education and training during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCIBH team spoke with Neftali Serrano, PsyD, Chief Executive Office of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. 

Neftali Serrano, PsyD is the Chief Executive Officer of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting integrated care as the standard of care for all. He has devoted the majority of his career to working with federally qualified health centers (FQHC), starting integrated care programs and consulting with clinics in underserved settings to assist with implementation of primary care behavioral health (PCBH) programs. 

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"Those in the healthcare system and many of our providers are currently coping with being on the frontlines of the pandemic. At the same time, they are feeling uncertainty, powerlessness, and in many parts of the country witnessing significant loss. Resilience and self-care training with an eye towards the institutional factors that promote cultural wellness is crucial. Wellness is not just about providers taking care of themselves it’s also institutions designing themselves to be supportive of their clinical staff. We want to train future physician leaders to continue to think institutionally about wellness and resilience."

- Neftali Serrano, PsyD
Chief Executive Officer
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA)

Resources of the Month

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the NCIBH has compiled a variety of mental health resources for primary care providers and their patients.
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What's the Buzz?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events


A team from Project ECHO's Montefiore Buprenorphine Treatment Network created a buprenorphine treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic digital toolbox. The latest revision and educational materials include telemedicine best practices, tip sheet templates, home induction resources, and opioid use disorder regulation updates. 
A new online resource from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides access to critical research and tools related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource was developed to support healthcare professionals in their effort to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes tools and resources for improving clinical practice in hospitals, ambulatory care practices, nursing homes and other healthcare institutions; data resources and analyses to help decision-makers understand healthcare trends and identify opportunities for improvement.


June 3
Caring for Mental Health and Substance Use in Primary Care hosted by National Academies' (NASEM)

What: Webinar Series | Website
June 4
Half and Half MAT Buprenorphine Waiver Training hosted by Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)
What: Webinar | Website

July 14-15
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Board Exam Study Course
Where: Virtual Course | Website

September 3-5
Mental Health America's 2020 Annual Conference
Where: Washington D.C. | Website

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