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AMA Resources Focus on Behavioral Health Integration and Physician Mental Health

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the American Medical Association (AMA) has released resources to help physicians integrate behavioral health into their practices as well as prioritize their own mental well-being.


The two newly developed guides focus on behavioral health integration in private practices, one for practices serving adult patients and the other for children and adolescent populations. The guides outline key guiding questions relevant to independent practices caring for adult and youth patients who are considering behavioral health integration.


The newly revised “Managing Mental Health During COVID-19” resource outlines strategies to support mental well-being while continuing to care for patients during the pandemic or any other crisis. Updates include additional resources to care for staff, including the AMA’s “Creating a Resilient Organization” and “Implementing a Work From-Home Program” guides, as well as strategic practice guides and the BHI Collaborative’s BHI Compendium, which provides guidance on how to integrate mental and behavioral health care into your practice.


AMA to Host Interactive Session on Telehealth for Neurology

The AMA is hosting an interactive session on telehealth for neurology that will highlight current use trends, models of care, available resources, and telehealth use for neurology sub-specialty care, including sleep medicine, epilepsy, and stroke. This event is interactive, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage live with speakers. The event is co-hosted with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

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