Medical assistant FASD

FASD Prevention Communication Skills Training

Medical assistants play key roles in promoting behavioral health

Medical assistants play an important role in promoting behavioral health among patients. As part of a larger medical team, MAs are vital ingredients in a health system designed to identify patients at risk, exchange information, and draw out and consolidate commitment to change.

While medical assistants may help patients with an array of behavioral health issues, including sedentary lifestyle, healthy eating, smoking cessation, medication adherence, and treatment compliance, they can also be an important part of FASD prevention.