Pioneering Trauma-Informed Primary Care Initiative Launches
The National Council for Behavioral Health and Kaiser Permanente introduce new educational program for Community Health Centers to become trauma-informed practices and models for replication.
Stockton, CA: July 2015 In an ongoing effort to create a health care culture that recognizes and supports individuals dealing with the long term impact of trauma, The National Council for Behavioral Health, in partnership with and sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, is pleased to announce that Community Medical Centers, Inc. was one of 14 organizations around the nation that were selected for the pioneering Trauma-Informed Primary Care Initiative.
Primary care organizations selected for this initiative will play a significant role in shaping the future of the health care system by recognizing and responding to the significant impact of traumatic life events. Through the nine month program, participating organizations will create supporting environments, not only for patients with the long lasting impact of trauma, but also for the clinical team members who are dedicated to their care.
“CMC’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of the communities we serve. CMC serves a wide range of families and individuals many of whom have experienced adverse life (trauma) events that continue to impact their health,” said Christine Noguera, CEO, Community Medical Centers, Inc. “This initiative is key to our ability to understand the impact of trauma and inform our development of comprehensive services that can truly improve the health outcomes of our patients.”
To learn more, please visit http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/trauma-informed-primary-care-initiative-learning-community/.