Supporting Persons with Serious Mental Illness through Enhanced Primary Care

Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) experience numerous barriers to quality healthcare, such as poorly controlled chronic diseases, low rates of preventive care services, and vulnerability to violence, stigma, and marginalization. As a result, this population faces high prevalence of chronic diseases and poor life expectancy and other health outcomes. Because primary care providers are often the first to identify and support individuals with SMI, and chronic diseases, integrating primary care and behavioral health care is necessary to narrow health disparities for patients with SMI. Although primary care providers are in a unique position to effectively treat physical and behavioral health conditions among this population, successfully delivering care is not well understood (Oishi et al., 2003; Perrin et al., 2018).

Please join us for our webinar, Supporting Those with Serious Mental Illness through Enhanced Primary Care, on Thursday, March 25th, from 2:00 – 3:00pm ET as experts Dr. Todd Wahrenberger, Dr. Jessica Waters-Davis and Dr. Beat Steiner, explore core concepts around providing care for individuals with SMI through two innovative models of enhanced primary care and associated quality measures.