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The ability to provide a range of brief, focused prevention, treatment and recovery services, as well as longer-term treatment and support for consumers with persistent illnesses. Examples include: motivational interventions; health promotion and wellness services; health education; crisis intervention; brief treatments for mental health and substance use problems; and medication assisted treatments. 

  1. Demonstrate, through practice patterns and communications with healthcare consumers, family members, and other providers, a fundamental belief in the value and effectiveness of brief interventions to improve health.
     
  2. Use focused interventions to engage healthcare consumers and increase their desire to improve health (e.g., motivational interviewing; motivational enhancement therapy).
     
  3. Promote healthcare consumer and family adherence to care plans.
     
  4. Educate healthcare consumers, family members, and other providers about healthcare conditions, prevention, available treatments, illness and whole health self-management, peer support and recovery.
     
  5. Identify evidence-based interventions and best practices for integrated care settings.
     
  6. Provide health promotion, wellness and prevention interventions.
     
  7. Deliver brief, trauma-informed, problem-oriented treatment for mental conditions or problematic health behaviors.
     
  8. Deliver brief, trauma-informed treatment for risky or harmful substance use conditions, including the misuse of prescription drugs.
     
  9. Deliver brief supportive interventions addressing the consequences of illness and injury.
     
  10. Implement longer-term models of treatment and support for healthcare consumers with persistent illnesses that require follow-up over time.
     
  11. Prescribe and manage medications for mental health and substance use conditions (appropriately licensed providers only), including Medically Assisted Treatments for addictions, with consultation, as needed, from other prescribing professionals.
     
  12. Educate healthcare consumers and family members about the common effects, side effects, potential long-term adverse health effects, and interactions of pharmacological treatments for mental health and substance use conditions.
     
  13. Recognize the primary indications, effects, and side effects of pharmacological agents used in the treatment setting for the most common health conditions.
     
  14. Recognize the potential impact and interaction of over-the-counter medications and other non-prescription remedies on health and healthcare treatments.
     
  15. Manage behavioral health crises through office and home based interventions and linkage to treatment facilities.
     
  16. Link healthcare consumers and family members with other resources, including but not limited to specialty healthcare, rehabilitation and social services, peer support, financial assistance, and transportation, following up to ensure that effective connections have been made.
     
  17. Support healthcare consumers in considering and accessing complementary and alternative services designed to support health and wellness.
     
  18. Provide information, education, guidance, and support to family members and other caregivers.

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The ability to provide a range of brief, focused prevention, treatment and recovery services, as well as longer-term treatment and support for consumers with persistent illnesses. Examples include: motivational interventions; health promotion and wellness services; health education; crisis intervention; brief treatments for mental health and substance use problems; and medication assisted treatments. 

  1. Demonstrate, through practice patterns and communications with healthcare consumers, family members, and other providers, a fundamental belief in the value and effectiveness of brief interventions to improve health.
     
  2. Use focused interventions to engage healthcare consumers and increase their desire to improve health (e.g., motivational interviewing; motivational enhancement therapy).
     
  3. Promote healthcare consumer and family adherence to care plans.
     
  4. Educate healthcare consumers, family members, and other providers about healthcare conditions, prevention, available treatments, illness and whole health self-management, peer support and recovery.
     
  5. Identify evidence-based interventions and best practices for integrated care settings.
     
  6. Provide health promotion, wellness and prevention interventions.
     
  7. Deliver brief, trauma-informed, problem-oriented treatment for mental conditions or problematic health behaviors.
     
  8. Deliver brief, trauma-informed treatment for risky or harmful substance use conditions, including the misuse of prescription drugs.
     
  9. Deliver brief supportive interventions addressing the consequences of illness and injury.
     
  10. Implement longer-term models of treatment and support for healthcare consumers with persistent illnesses that require follow-up over time.
     
  11. Prescribe and manage medications for mental health and substance use conditions (appropriately licensed providers only), including Medically Assisted Treatments for addictions, with consultation, as needed, from other prescribing professionals.
     
  12. Educate healthcare consumers and family members about the common effects, side effects, potential long-term adverse health effects, and interactions of pharmacological treatments for mental health and substance use conditions.
     
  13. Recognize the primary indications, effects, and side effects of pharmacological agents used in the treatment setting for the most common health conditions.
     
  14. Recognize the potential impact and interaction of over-the-counter medications and other non-prescription remedies on health and healthcare treatments.
     
  15. Manage behavioral health crises through office and home based interventions and linkage to treatment facilities.
     
  16. Link healthcare consumers and family members with other resources, including but not limited to specialty healthcare, rehabilitation and social services, peer support, financial assistance, and transportation, following up to ensure that effective connections have been made.
     
  17. Support healthcare consumers in considering and accessing complementary and alternative services designed to support health and wellness.
     
  18. Provide information, education, guidance, and support to family members and other caregivers.

Return to the full list of core competencies for integrated care >>

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