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This month, we focus on eating disorder prevention and education:

If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder please contact the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at (800) 931-2237 or text “NEDA” to 741741.
                    Making a Difference

This month we spoke with Angela Guarda, MD, Director of the Eating Disorders Program at John Hopkins Hospital. 

Angela Guarda, MD is the Stephen and Jean Robinson Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her clinical research work includes improving intensive treatment outcomes and rates of meal-based weight restoration for anorexia nervosa and for avoidant restrictive food intake disorder.


Read the full interview...
"Primary care providers should be aware that one in every twenty individuals is likely to have an eating disorder. However, most patients are unlikely to volunteer this diagnosis to their primary care provider due to a combination of embarrassment, shame, guilt or denial of illness. Screening in primary care matters; eating disorders are serious conditions associated with elevated morbidity and mortality, functional impairment, and both medical and psychiatric comorbidity. Primary care providers play a crucial role in diagnosis, helping patients to seek specialty care, and monitoring their progress."

 - Angela Guarda, MD
Director of Eating Disorders Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
John Hopkins Hospital, John Hopkins School of Medicine

Resources of the Month

For our February issue, we have curated a set of eating disorder prevention and education tools for primary care settings.
  • Eating Disorders  - A Guide to Medical Care Often referred to as, "the purple brochure," this guide from the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) Medical Care Standards Task force is intended as a resource to promote recognition and risk management in the care of those with eating disorders.
  • Treating Eating Disorder in Primary Care  American Family Physician's (AAFP) guide to screening and diagnosing eating disorders in primary care includes key recommendation for practice and detailed diagnostic criteria for a variety of eating disorders. 
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What's the Buzz?

News, Conferences, and Upcoming Events


AHRQ has released a new guide to help primary care practices manage patients taking opioids for chronic pain. The new Self-Service How-To Guide helps practices implement the AHRQ-funded Six Building Blocks, a structured, systems-based approach to treating patients who use long-term opioid therapy. Clinicians and staff, quality improvement personnel, practice coaches and clinic administrators can use the new guide to implement the Six Building Blocks in a three-stage,15-month timeline. 
The call for presentations and posters for the Fall 2020 CFHA Conference is now open! Submissions should highlight the following topic areas: managing patients with complex care needs, providing opioid use disorder care, provider burnout care, health policy reform, implementation of evidence-based practices in IBH, OUD, and/or showcase training models to enhance provider skills. Submission deadline is March 15th.


January - March 31
UMass Medical School, Center for Integrated Primary Care’s Certificate Course in Primary Care Behavioral Health (continuing education credits available)
What: Online Courses | Website

April 1-4 
3rd Annual Idaho Integrated Behavioral Health Network Conference, Advancing Healthcare Transformation with Behavioral Health Integration 
Where: Boise, ID | Website

April 2-5
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Annual Conference
Where: Denver, CO | Website 

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

October 8-10
CFHA Integrated Care Conference
Where: Philadelphia, PA | 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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