The Adolescent in Room 3: Integration of Mental Health in Primary Care

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September 19, 2023

The Adolescent in Room 3: Integration of Mental Health in Primary Care

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Adolescent emotional wellness is at a crisis point. Timely screening and assessment of mental health and substance abuse issues in primary care are key, but how can we better integrate this care—and ensure effectiveness? Explore a research initiative about designing a more effective approach to integrating mental health in primary care with PNCB's new CE module: The Adolescent in Room 3: Integration of Mental Health in Primary Care. Interviews of adolescents and their parents delivered insights into perceptions of privacy, communication, shared decision-making, and ease of access to care—all things to consider for your practice setting.
After completing this CE module, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify challenges in providing mental health screening and treatment to adolescents.
  2. Discuss the process and outcomes of the quality improvement initiative implemented by a prestigious national health cooperative.
  3. List design solutions that can be incorporated into adolescent mental health and substance use screening and treatment programs based on adolescent and parental preferences. 

This module cost $10, and is worth 1 contact hour upon completion. 

What references are included?
1 online PDF article (included/provided) to support answering all 6 questions.

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