Northeast Delta HSA Prevention Work Highlighted at National Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral/Prevention Conference this Week

“The NE Delta HSA Integrative Behavioral Health and Primary Care Model ensures that our citizens have access to the care they need, no matter where they enter the health care system,” said Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, NE Delta HSA Executive Director.

Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, NE Delta HSA Executive Director, was invited to speak at a national conference this week to communicate how NE Delta HSA successfully implements its prevention programs. The conference, entitled Integrating Primary and Behavioral Health Care Through the Lens of Prevention, took place in Fort Worth, with the mission to improve behavioral and primary health outcomes by integration with prevention practices across public, private, and community sectors. The conference was sponsored by the Department of Outreach at the University of Oklahoma.

The NE Delta HSA Prevention department uses research-based curriculums, environmental strategies, coalition-building and other proactive and data-driven strategies to help prevent and reduce risk-taking behaviors among regional youth, adolescents and the general population. NE Delta HSA manages and administers these evidence-based prevention programs through its trusted regional and local community partners.

“NE Delta HSA’s innovative Prevention program is an integral facet of our integrative behavioral health and primary care approach,” said Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, NE Delta HSA Executive Director. “We have expanded our outreach activities beyond school-based programs into local communities,” he said. “We will continue to help curtail negative health indicators.”

Recent examples of NE Delta HSA’s prevention work with youth include establishment of the NE Delta HSA Opportunity Zone, which works to engage the south Monroe community toward positive…

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