CTC-RI is excited to announce that 11 behavioral health (BH) professionals graduated from the UMass Primary Care Behavioral Health course in May. The learners came from 7 different RI primary care practices.
Course participants completed 12 weeks of asynchronous training developed by the UMass Center for Integrated Primary Care. The course was designed to support behavioral health professionals skilled at practicing specialty mental health to transition into working in primary care. Upon completion of the course, learners were given the opportunity to meet with one of our integrated behavioral health (IBH) practice facilitators, Dr. Liz Cantor or Dr. Kristin David, to get support with concepts covered or how to begin implementing IBH at their workplace.
We will be offering another chance for RI BH professionals to complete this course in September. This opportunity, made possible by funding from UnitedHealthcare, fits into a larger effort by CTC-RI to increase the number of BH providers trained in IBH within the state.