Montefiore in the News
Habla Español? Hispanics Face Growing Mental Health Care Crisis
- July 17, 2019
Dr. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, distinguished university professor emerita, Epidemiology & Population Health, Einstein, comments on her 2014 research that found mental health issues may be undertreated in U.S. Hispanic and Latino populations, especially for people without insurance. Dr. Miguelina Germán, assistant professor, Pediatrics; Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Einstein, and director, Pediatric Behavioral Health Services, Montefiore, also comments on Montefiore's inclusion of mental health screening in annual physicals, and how this allows patients who screen positive to get immediate consultations with mental health clinicians.