At-Risk in Primary Care is a CME-approved* online training simulation that prepares primary health care providers to:
- Screen patients for mental health and substance abuse disorders,
- Perform brief interventions using motivational interviewing techniques, and
- Refer patients to treatment.
The learning experience is structured around a series of interactive, dynamic clinical scenarios in which participants engage in role-play practice conversations with virtual patients, choosing actions to move the scenario along and receiving real-time feedback.
In the course of the training, participants learn to:
- Recognize risk factors and warning signs of alcohol and substance use disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and suicidal thoughts;
- Screen patients using evidence-based tools;
- Apply motivational interviewing tactics to build patients’ trust and increase adherence;
- Engage in collaborative treatment planning with patients;
- Apply best practices in follow-up care; and
- Reduce liability through proper documentation.
The simulation was developed in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is currently utilized in NYC, Maryland, North Dakota, and Oklahoma to train over 10,000 physicians. At-Risk in Primary Care is approved for 1.50 CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 1.50 ANCC CNE contact hours.
*CME = Continuing Medical Education