Interprofessional team based learning to enhance behavioral health care for Latinx patients: Results of a teleconsultation program
Myerholtz L, Roberts C, Ross Dew K, McClester-Brown M, Castro G.
Culturally sensitive behavioral health services are scarce, particularly in rural and underserved areas. To expand integrated behavioral health care training for providers, specifically those working in rural communities and federally qualified health centers, an interprofessional teleconsultation program was developed. Given the desire to focus on culturally informed care training, this was done in partnership with a nonprofit community mental health agency which focuses on behavioral health within Latinx populations. The teleconsultation sessions were provided bimonthly using Zoom and included didactic components and case-based discussion using the Multidimensional Ecosystemic Comparative Approach (MECA; Falicov, 1995; Falicov, 2017). Participants represented a diverse, interprofessional group composed of behavioral health professionals (45.2%), primary care physicians (26.8%), family medicine residents (15.3%), and others (medical students and administrative staff [12.7%]). The program evaluation demonstrates that participants valued the teleconsultation sessions and articulated specific skills that they subsequently planned to integrate into their clinical practice to enhance care. This teleconsultation model allows interprofessional training across multiple types of organizations to enhance knowledge in providing integrated behavioral health care for Latinx populations. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved).
Myerholtz L, Roberts C, Ross Dew K, McClester-Brown M, Castro G. Interprofessional team based learning to enhance behavioral health care for Latinx patients: Results of a teleconsultation program. Fam Syst Health. 2022 Dec;40(4):519-525. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000741. PMID: 36508623.