Posted By Pete Fifield,
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) has connected me
with other professionals, colleagues and now friends who have a common
interest in integrated care. As a member of the CFHA, I am in contact
with other providers working in the burgeoning field of integrated
behavioral health; a very rich, diverse collection of professionals all
passionate about improving health service delivery.
membership I continue to foster relationships with other's out there,
who are not only thinking, researching and writing about, but are also
acting to perpetuate the practice of collaborative healthcare. CFHA
is made up of Doctors of medicine, philosophy and education, nurses,
dentists, nutritionists and the like all transcending the limitations of
their individual guilds and discipline boundaries joining together to
practice the core tenets of collaboration; working together for a common
From the beginning of my career in Behavioral Health Science I
have believed that patients don’t make excuses, they make choices and
the decisions patients make regarding their personal health maintenance
are often difficult due to their very complex lives. In the healthcare
setting, this is where integration and collaboration prove their worth
and I believe the CFHA lays at the heart of it all.
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