ECHO-Chicago: Behavioral Health Integration

August 6, 2019 to November 5, 2019

An estimated 25-30% adults in the United States have a mental illness; with higher rates among those who are publicly insured and racial/ethnic minorities. In the U.S., the primary health care system often functions as the mental health provider for many patients with common conditions like anxiety and depression. However, coordinated behavioral health care in the primary care setting is inconstant and barriers to to care have a direct impact on the patient's ability to manage both their physical and mental health issues. Untreated mental illness has significant economic, social, and personal costs in lost productivity, increased healthcare utilization, and increased morbidity and mortality.

The goal of the ECHO-Chicago Behavioral Health Integration curriculum is to create a coordinated approach to delivering mental health care within the current primary care environment at Free & Charitable Clinics.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals in the internal medicine, family medicine, and behavioral health specialties at Free & Charitable Clinics and those with an interest in improving the behavioral health of patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of a care manager for behavioral health care in the primary care setting;
  • Relate how to enter and track patients with depression or anxiety using a shared registry;
  • Select the most appropriate common assessment scale to use for screening depression, trauma, alcohol and drug dependence based upon the environment, the given circumstances and available resources;
  • Learn about medication management in behavioral health setting;
  • Identify management tools, evidenced-based approaches to treatment, and community resources for treating mental illness in the primary care environment;
  • State how to apply processes for documentation and billing in collaborative care models.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Kanika Mittal
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 14.00 Participation
Event starts: 
08/06/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/05/2019 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

ECHO-Chicago: Behavioral Health Integration Schedule
Agenda subject to change.


Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
This is an online webinar.
For more information about ECHO Chicago, visit us here.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Doriane Miller, MD
University of Chicago

Daniel Yohanna, MD
University of Chicago

Daniel Johnson, MD
University of Chicago

Jeffrey Rado, MD, MPH
Northwestern University

Angie Rogers, APN
Northwestern University

Bradley Stolbach, MD
University of Chicago

Ornella Razetto, LCSW

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Other Health Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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