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Cherokee Health Systems

jessievenegas Jessie Venegas — 27/02/2009


Cherokee Health Systems believes in a type of holistic care called Integrated Care. This biopsychosocial approach to health care addresses the whole person by integrating behavioral services into primary care. By combining the best traditions of primary care (adult, family practice, pediatric) and mental health services the integrated health care team is able to treat the whole person - mind and body so all patient needs are met. Behavioral health consultants work within a primary care setting and are involved in on site and timely assessment, brief intervention and consultation with patients. Services include education, behavioral management and treatment for mental health disorders. After meeting with a physician or nurse, a psychologist may assess and treat patients with behavioral concerns and work with the medical provider regarding referral questions and follow-up. This centre was highlighted as a “cutting-edge” effort on coordinated chronic disease management by the he Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, a diverse, national coalition of more than 100 partner organizations, committed to raising awareness of policies and practices that save lives and reduce health costs through more effective prevention and management of chronic disease.

Fragility, pluripathology/polipathology and/or complex chronic diseases





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