Implementing trauma-informed approaches within primary care marks a fundamental shift in care delivery that supports improved utilization of services, improved patient outcomes, increased staff satisfaction and healthier work environments.
Trauma occurs in all populations regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality or geography and the impacts of trauma are long-lasting affecting development, wellness and stress response across the lifespan. There are effective strategies primary care providers can implement to improve the health and resiliency of individuals with histories of trauma resulting in better patient and provider outcomes.
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