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A free telephone consultation service for health care providers caring for patients with mental health problems who are pregnant, postpartum, or planning pregnancy. Any health care provider in Washington State can call.
Depression Medication Choice Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Making National Resource Center The choice of depression medications in primary care is difficult as there are many choices The best evidence does not indicate clear winners in terms of efficacy The choice is then mostly across agents' toxicity, burdens, and costs, and other issues patients care about Additional resources: Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Making National Resource Center
 A number of MAT models of care have been developed and implemented in primary care settings. Research is needed to clarify optimal MAT models of care and to understand effective strategies for overcoming barriers to implementation. The models of care presented in this technical brief may help inform the individualized implementation or MAT models of care in different primary care settings.
The MeHAF is a widely used measure of behavioral health integration that can be used for initial assessment and to follow changes in levels of integration. It is easy to use and makes sense for a range of clinical settings - both primary care and community mental health.
The MeHAF Facilitation Guide accompanies the site self assessment survey (SSA) to assist primary care practices and behavioral health agencies in completing the MeHAF Site Self-Assessment. The SSA is used to evaluate progress toward bi-directional behavioral and physical health integration. We recommend completing the assessment with a coach or practice facilitator in addition to using this guide.
The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the United States, with a primary focus on adult mental health. The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining rural mental health programs. There are more resources on general community health strategies available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.
In Pursuit of Professional Fulfillment: Moving Beyond Burnout The webinar was presented in March 2020 Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health Grand Rounds by Amy B. Locke, MD, Co-Director, Resiliency Center. The special webinar addresses the COVID-19 crisis.
NAMI Washington Affiliates Across the State Local NAMI affiliates in Washington offer free peer support, education and outreach programs, and engage mental health advocates in their communities.
The National Quality Forum, NQF, has established a set of 38 best practices for improving palliative care programs outlined in “A National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality."
Obesity Over a quarter of the adult population in Washington State is considered obese. Adult obesity rates vary among Washington's counties, ranging from 13% to 46%. Adults who are obese or overweight are more likely to develop a number of serious diseases and to die at younger ages than people who are not obese or overweight.