University of Southern Indiana

Behavioral Health Program

Description of Program
Health as defined by the World Health Organization is “a state of complete physical, mental, social well-being, no merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, 1947). A holistic approach to healthcare considers the emotional and spiritual well-being along with physical wellness. The healthcare professional who incorporates the various variables could have a greater impact on patient outcomes such as risk-factor modification, disease management, changing health behaviors, patient education and illness management.     

Learning Outcome
The learning outcome of this program is to enable the learner to integrate behavioral health and primary care to improve patient outcomes.

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