Mood Disorders in Primary Care

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Organization Type: 
Not For Profit
Program Type: 
Standing Program
Education Level: 
Continuing Education
Educational Elements: 
Program Description: 

The Mercy Care Program recently launched an Integrated Care Training Academy to support health care providers with the integration of behavioral health issues and patient care. “Mood Disorders in Primary Care” was the first training series program developed by the Academy.  Behavioral health issues such as addiction, anxiety, and depression are often thought of as secondary issues to the care of the patient. In order to positively impact health outcomes, it is important to deliver comprehensive integrated care that addresses a person’s physical and behavioral health care needs.  To help support professionals in providing integrated care services, Mercy Care Plan is delivering a series of campus based training sessions. Offerings are targeted towards primary care physicians, skilled nursing facilities/assisted living facilities, and behavioral health professionals.

Objectives for this training program are to:

  • increase knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders
  • utilize standard assessment tools to aid in case findings
  • adopt and utilize evidence-based patient care practices 
  • identify when to treat and when to collaborate with or refer to a behavioral health specialist
Targeted Professions
Family Medicine
Nurse Practitioners
Physician Assistants
Self-Reported Competencies
PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force identified 16 interprofessional training competencies critical for preparing health professionals for practicing in team-based, coordinated care models such as patient-centered medical homes. Listed below are the self-reported competencies that this program has achieved, which have been organized by the five core features of a medical home as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Risk identification
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Care coordination for comprehensive care of patient & family in the community
Last updated November 15, 2013

* Please note: Information contained in this database is self-reported by representatives from each program. It does not represent an exhaustive list of education and training programs and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from the PCPCC.


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