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SOURCE Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care) is offering a series of 12 Web-based trainings for psychiatrists focusing on strategies that psychiatrists can use to help individuals improve their health.
The 30-minute presentations each come with free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. The training sessions focus on strategies that psychiatrists can use to help patients improve their health – such as quitting smoking and losing weight, and by coordinating their medical care with their primary care practitioners. The trainings can be accessed at: https://cme.hs.pitt.edu/ISER/servlet/IteachControllerServlet?actiontotake=displaymainpage&site=mentalillness.
Community Care recognizes that wellness and physical health are important components of an individual's recovery and that psychiatrists and other behavioral health professionals can play a significant role in helping individuals achieve their goals.
"These presentations are designed to support psychiatrists as they assume a more prominent role in helping individuals address concurrent medical issues," said James Schuster, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of Community Care. "They are one of many Community Care efforts designed to improve the health and wellness of its members."
The webcast trainings are as follows:
The presentations feature Lyndra Bills, MD, Community Care medical director focused on health and wellness; and Jaspreet Brar, MD, PhD, who has extensive experience helping individuals with serious mental illness address wellness concerns.
Free CME credit or contact hours are available to those who create an account, view the entire webcast, complete and submit the evaluation form, and complete and submit the accompanying post-test. Participants receive 0.5 hour CMEs per topic.
The training is targeted for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, RNs, and social workers. Participants gain an in-depth knowledge and the skills needed to implement treatment and services for individuals with severe mental illness.
About Community Care
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, a nonprofit, tax-exempt recovery-focused behavioral health managed care organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, manages mental health and substance use disorder services for approximately 750,000 Medical Assistance recipients in Pennsylvania. Community Care also serves as the behavioral health organization for the Hudson River Region of New York State. Part of UPMC, Community Care was incorporated in 1996 with a mission to improve the health and well-being of the community through the delivery of effective and accessible behavioral health services. Visit Community Care at www.ccbh.com.
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