Behavioral Health Bite-Sized Learnings

These short recorded learning modules are on an array of topics related to improving identification of depression and alcohol use disorder in primary care practices and transitioning inpatient psychiatric patients to outpatient care. These were developed by the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC) in partnership with Dr. Ed Boudreaux, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Getting to Know Dr. Ed Boudreaux

  • Who is Dr. Ed Boudreaux? Dr. Boudreaux is a clinical health psychologist with experience in integrated behavioral healthcare across a variety of settings, including emergency medicine, inpatient, and primary care. He specializes in creating and studying models that optimize the chances of successfull implementation and sustainability of integrated behavioral health through continuous quality improvement methods and technology-facilitated interventions.
  • Current position/work: Dr. Boudreaux is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also Vice Chair for Research with the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Screening for Depression and Alcohol: Pathways for Implementation

In about 10 minutes, dive into the pros and cons of different screening tools for depression and alcohol and learn about your options for implementation at the clinical level.

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Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care: Descartes was Wrong

Following this presentation, you will have a stronger ability to determine the level of integration present in a primary care practice and you will know where to go if you want to rapidly access more in depth information related to integrated primary care and to keep up with the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field.

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Handling Positive Screens: Managing Pandora’s Box

In less than 15 minutes, learn the best practices and appropriate tools for use when your patient screens positively for depression and/or risky alcohol use.

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Depression and Alcohol: Enabling Screening and Better Care with the Electronic Health Record

In this 10 minute presentation, learn how to enable screening for depression and risky alcohol use and improve care using the electronic health record. Specifically, hear the basic requirements and actions towards best practices for implementing, promoting, and tracking screening using an Electronic Health Record

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Motivational Interviewing: Basics and Resources

In this 12-minute bite-sized learning presentation, hear how motivational interviewing can be used to help address depression and alcohol misuse, and where to find training and resources

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Alcohol Screening in Primary Care: What’s in a Name? (AUDIT, AUDIT1-3, USAUDIT)

This bite-sized learning video reviews the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) planning and implementation guide that is a one-stop shop, for primary care practices to help decide which alcohol screens to use and what to do when screens are positive.

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Introducing Alcohol Screening Role Play

In this 5-minute enhanced bite-sized learning session, Dr. Boudreaux role-plays the key components of introducing alcohol screening to primary care patients. It includes role plays of three common scenarios to provide tangible examples of screening introduction. This role-playing format is intended to enable providers to visualize how to implement screening in their day-to-day practice using common scenarios and tools.

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How to Administer Frontline Screener for Risky Alcohol Use Role Play

During this short role-play video, we’ll review two common scenarios for administering a screener for risky alcohol use.

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