Tag Archives: Behavioral Health

Family Engagement

In California, Pediatricians Support Parents’ Behavioral Health, Too

When a parent takes an infant to the Children’s Health Center in San Francisco for a routine checkup, a pediatrician will check the baby’s vitals and ask how the child is doing at home. Then Janelle Bercun, a licensed clinical social worker, who is also in the room, will look at Mom or Dad and […]


Samantha Young Samantha Young is the California Politics Correspondent for California Healthline, with 20 years of experience covering local, state and federal government. Previously, as a reporter for The Associated Press, Samantha covered the California Legislature, statewide political campaigns and the state’s groundbreaking climate change law. She spent seven years in Washington, D.C., where she covered Congress for newspapers in the Stephens Media Group.

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Patient Safety

Pandemic prolongs ED boarding for young behavioral health patients

Editor’s note: This post first appeared in Patient Safety Beat, the digital newsletter of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety. The pandemic has complicated efforts to eliminate prolonged stays in the emergency department (ED), especially for children and adolescents in need of inpatient mental health care. A recent survey from the Massachusetts College of […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Redesigning the Care Experience

Yes, The PFCC Methodology and Practice Works in the Outpatient Setting, Too!

In a previous blog post on EngagingPatients.org, Pamela Greenhouse talked about how to engage patients using the six-step Patient and Family Centered Care Methodology and Practice (PFCC M/P). Now and over the next several months, PFCC Champions will share their real-world stories of applying the PFCC M/P and how their efforts have changed care delivery. […]


Noreen Fredrick Noreen Fredrick, MSN, is Executive Director of Mon-Yough Community Services (MYCS), a nonprofit, community behavioral health services organization in McKeesport, PA that provides support to people facing mental health challenges, substance abuse disorders and intellectual disabilities. She regularly shares her insights on the MYCS blog at http://www.mycs.org/media-center/blog/ .

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