Optum Behavioral Health Continuing Education Series

Harvard Pilgrim’s behavioral health partner, Optum/United Behavioral Health, is offering a three-part series of free continuing education sessions focused on the integration of behavioral health services into the clinical primary care setting and the successful management of population health for improved outcomes.

The sessions are designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners who are interested in learning about pertinent topics in behavioral health, including the screening, referral, diagnosis, and treatment for depression, along with the related aspects of Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures.

For each session you complete, you’ll receive one Continuing Medical Education (CME)/Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit.

The first continuing education session in the series — Part One: Depression and Follow-Up After Higher Levels of Care — is now available, and the following sessions will be published soon:

  • Part Two: Substance Use Disorder
  • Part Three: Children and Adolescents

In addition to these continuing education sessions, Optum Health Education allows you to register for live webcasts on various behavioral health topics, or access slides from past presentations containing a wealth of valuable information to benefit you and your patients. Presentations include, among others:

Caring for the LGBTQ+ Community: An Introduction
Understanding and Preventing Burnout: Improving Health Care Outcomes
Behavioral Health: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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