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Click here for the Change PackageFostering Resilience and Recovery: A Change Package for Advancing Trauma – Informed Primary Care

Earlier this year, to help primary care address the impacts of trauma, the National Council for Behavioral Health, with the support of Kaiser Permanente, launched a three-year initiative, Trauma-Informed Primary Care: Fostering Resilience and Recovery.

“Trauma work is not new to the National Council. With effects across the lifespan, we’ve spent the last decade implementing trauma-informed approaches within behavioral health organizations. Now it’s time to transition that work to primary care,” said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council. “This project offers strategies primary care providers can implement to improve the overall health of individuals with histories of trauma.”

Over 14 months, seven primary care organizations worked with National Council experts to pilot resources, tools and processes, developed by a multidisciplinary team of health care stakeholders, designed to guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of a trauma-informed approach in primary care.

The selected participants were:

  • Malama I Ke Ola – Wailuku, Hawaii
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless – Denver, Colo.
  • Richmond Behavioral Health Authority – Richmond, Va.
  • Zufall Health Center – Dover, N.J.
  • Peninsula Community Health Services – Bremerton, Wash.
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Family Medicine at Richmond Clinic – Portland, Ore.
  • Willamette Family, Inc. – Eugene, Ore.100118_NCBH_TICEmailPullQuote


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