The Need For Human Connection
Advances in Behavioral Telehealth
Telehealth programs overcome physical barriers to provide patients and caregivers access to convenient medical care, but despite its availability, telehealth was not widely embraced six months ago. However, COVID-19 presented the healthcare delivery system unparalleled challenges and brought telemedicine into the forefront.

AHRQ recently reported that Medically Assisted Treatment has fared at least as well with telehealth programs as their in-person counterparts in keeping patients in treatment. Click here to read more about the AHRQ report.

Not all aspects of behavioral health lend themselves to telehealth, click here to read a new survey highlighting the pros and cons. 
X-Waiver Certification
Virtual Training

Thanks to generous funding support from DuPage County, providers may apply for a $595 reimbursement upon completion of their Medication Assisted Treatment X-Waiver. Eligibility and instructions below:

  • Training is FREE and open to both physicians and mid-level providers (NP/PA). Non-physician providers have additional requirements prior to X-Waiver Certification; please see the registration link for more details.

  • This training is part of a 2-part training. The second portion (4 hours for physicians, longer for other providers) is available online & on-demand.

  • CME Available – ACEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

To apply for the $595 stipend, providers must complete all X-Waiver components before 12/31/20. Eligible providers must be in active practice, seeing patients at a DuPage location, and must be practicing in Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Obstetrics/Gynecology, or Psychiatry/Behavioral Health. Funds are limited. Join us!

Stigma Remains an Issue
It may feel like it, but COVID-19 hasn’t changed everything and stigma around mental health remains. According to Mental Health America, 43.7 million Americans struggle with a mental health condition annually. One out of five of these individuals will not receive the treatment they need. There are many reasons for the gap in care, but stigma and discrimination fall high on that list. To learn more about overcoming stigma to mental illness, click here 
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