Can Primary Care Physicians Address the Behavioral Health Crisis?

We know the signs and we know our patients
In a recent Senate Finance Committee hearing, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, said, "We are on the verge of beating back one public health crisis in COVID-19, only to see another grow in its place ... We have the opportunity and the responsibility to make change happen now."

Murthy was referring to what we as a nation face today: A growing and undeniable behavioral health crisis. A proven solution to remedy this is to better integrate behavioral health services into primary care settings and realign payment and delivery systems to help physicians meet the growing and diverse behavioral health needs of their patients.

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