Testimonials

“Through a variety of experiences as a fellow, including formal didactics, clinical work, and an implementation project, I'm learning about integrated care from many different perspectives.  This enables me to consider what works- and what doesn't - so that I'll be better prepared to develop an integrated care program outside of the University of Washington when I finish.  The faculty and staff have been supportive and encouraging throughout my fellowship, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field.” - Sara Haack, MD, Integrated Care Fellow, University of Washington

 

“We found the initial session [of UW PACC] very useful, as alcohol addiction is a frequent issue in our patients and we have discussed medication recently—I think we will be brave enough to try some naltrexone in the near future; we also resurrected the depression screening that was supposed to happen for all new patients to our system, but seemed to fall by the wayside.” - Gerald B. Stephanz, MD, Volunteers in Medicine, Clallam County

 

“I am an ARNP, and a Mental Health Specialist working with elementary, middle and sometimes high school children through a School Based Health Clinic program.  Through the several [UW PACC] presentations I have gained valuable information particularly regarding depression, alcohol abuse and suicide prevention which could be helpful in working with the population I serve although not intended for that particular age group.  The kids I work with often have parents who engage in substance abuse and several of the kids referred to me have engaged in self harm, as well as substance abuse. I continue to be amazed at how young these behaviors begin!  I have enjoyed each presentation and always found the information helpful and in many cases relevant.  Thank you for offering this opportunity for continuing education.”