Expert in integrated care for Latinx families contributes expertise to webinar
Editors' Note: This story ran in our April newsletter, published April 1.
The Mid-America MHTTC, in collaboration with the National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC, had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Ana Bridges, a professor at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and an expert on providing integrated care for Latinx populations, for a webinar on integrated care on March 5.
Approximately 75 people tuned in to the webinar, which covered information on health disparities of under-served and diverse populations, a rationale for addressing these disparities through integrated primary care behavioral health, and data on the effectiveness of the model.
After Dr. Bridges' presentation, Diane Arms of the National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC provided additional perspective regarding the implementation of integrated care with Latinx patients based on her experience as a behavioral health director of a Federally Qualified Health Center in Houston, Texas.
This webinar articulates support for the use of integrated primary care behavioral health as an evidence-based practice to address the mental health needs of Latinx populations in a culturally responsive manner.