Behavioral Health Screening in Primary Care

Screening ToolsBy the age of 16, over 1 in 3 youth are likely to be diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, and nearly 1 in 4 are likely to experience a behavioral disorder.   Early detection is the key to intervening and getting these youth on a path to health and wellness.

As the first point-of-contact in the health care system, primary care clinicians are uniquely poised to help identify behavioral health issues early. Primary care clinicians:

A behavioral health screening tool is a routine assessment of health and well-being that helps clinicians identify problems early. In this interactive module, you will learn why screening tools are effective in identifying behavioral health concerns, what tools can be used, and how to incorporate them into practice. The module will also explore what actions to take when a screening identifies a potential issue through case studies involving children of different ages.

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