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November 10, 2021


AMA Releases Four New BHI How-to Guides

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released four new practice guides that equip physician practices and health systems with practical strategies for overcoming obstacles to accessible and equitable treatment for patients’ behavioral, mental, and physical health needs. These guides focus on four key areas of effective integrated care: practice workflow design, pharmacological treatment, substance use disorder, and suicide prevention. Additionally, the BHI Compendium, which serves as a tool to help provide a proven pathway for delivering integrated behavioral care, has also been enhanced with additional resources and practice case studies ensuring physician practices and health systems have the most recent, actionable information at their disposal. Access the guides here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Health centers in the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program (Vaccine Program), should look for information about ordering pediatric doses in the Vaccine Program Online Community (VPC). Note: The VPC is accessible only for health centers participating in the Vaccine Program, Primary Care Associations, and National Training and Technical Assistance Partners.

The following resources are available to help health centers with implementation:

American Medical Association Telehealth Use Survey

The American Medical Association (AMA) is conducting a survey to assess the current landscape and use of telehealth among physicians and other health care practitioners. The goal is to learn more about physicians’ experience with telehealth, including ongoing challenges, benefits, and opportunities. Survey results will help inform future telehealth research and advocacy, resource development, and continued support for physicians, practices, and health systems. The survey will close on December 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Complete the survey here.

In the News

Pfizer May Seek Approval For Boosters For All Adults As Early As This Week, The Hill, 11-8-21

Learning Opportunity

 AMA to Host Mini-Boot Camp Focused on Highlights from the 2021 Telehealth Immersion Program

The AMA will host a Telehealth Immersion Program mini-boot camp from 5-7 p.m. ET. on December 7 that will provide participants with a recap of the 2021 Telehealth Immersion Program, highlight physician and practice wins, and provide an overview of the telehealth landscape for the future, including key policy changes for 2022.

Join the meeting here.


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