Des Moines University
Behavioral Health ECHO: Somatization and Personality Disorders This is a past event.

Behavioral Health ECHO: Somatization and Personality Disorders

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Iowa is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area especially for treatment and management of behavioral health disorders. The Behavioral Health ECHO learning series will utilize the ECHO Model to train and support primary care team members, behavioral health professionals and case managers in treatment and management of substance use disorders, psychiatric illnesses and associated co-morbidities, with the goal to help enhance integrated care in identifying and treating these concerns in their patients. This will be done by disseminating evidence based best practice care to improve patient outcomes in the form of didactic instruction as well as the feedback provided by the hub team experts and peers during case discussions will enhance quality of care and consequently patient health outcomes.


  • Identify and treat substance use and mental health disorders within primary care.
  • Discuss evidence-based best practices in providing integrated care with a multidisciplinary approach of primary care, psychiatry, psychology, and social work. 
  • Review difficult patient cases through discussions and feedback from a panel of experts in primary care, psychiatry, addiction, and mental health. 

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