There are problems in getting primary care professionals (PCPs) to make behavioral health referrals
There is a need for improved electronic communication between the PCPs and behavioral health professionals (for example, in a FQHC, behavioral health reports are faxed, scanned, put in consumers electronic medical records – but rarely reviewed)
The “warm handoff” process is key to getting consumer acceptance of referrals but doesn’t happen most of the time
This is a framework for us to keep in mind:
Will we as educators try to do too much or ignore learning needs - rather than refer "our clients" to another professional?
What electronic communication exists between providers? None really - the LMS is not portable between employers and does not address informal learning comprehensively - if at all!
Would we ever do a warm handoff? Would two training providers even know that they were working with the same learner? Does this happen in K-12 - across grades, counties, states, countries? Ask InBloom if you are not sure!