Keystone Symposium Spring 2017: Behavioral Health Integration

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Date(s) - 08 April
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building


Keystone Symposium
Spring 2017

Behavioral Health Integration

April 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Behavioral health conditions are extremely common affecting nearly 1 in 5 Americans and a leading driver in healthcare costs. Behavioral Health conditions can be very disruptive and impacts people throughout their lifespan from very young to elderly. It is considered a major public health issue both locally and nationally. Primary care settings have become a gateway for many individuals with behavioral health and primary care needs. The literature suggests that the incidence of depression as a comorbidity with chronic disease ranges from 24% to 40 % in a normalized population yet in spite of this behavioral health care is mostly separated from the primary care system. This symposium will offer strategies on the logistics and business case for integrating behavioral health and physical health care. Addressing mental health and substance abuse conditions, health behaviors (including their contribution to chronic medical and crises, stress-related physical symptoms, and ineffective path care utilization.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
525 Pine Street
Scranton, PA 18509

Questions? Call 570-504-9074 or email

Registration Fee:

  • Free to Geisinger Commonwealth staff, faculty & students
  • Free to Resident Physicians
  • $10.00 for all University/College Students with I.D.
  • $40.00 for all other participants
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.