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Teen drug use on declining trend

Julie Miller

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows illicit drug use is down 24% over the past decade

Recovering addicts tell their stories at the White House

Julie Miller

When was the last time a group of recovering addicts were invited to speak at the White House? It happened today in honor of National Recovery Month.

Government raid on Fla. sober home may prove to be tip of iceberg

Gary Enos

Good Decisions Sober Living was billing insurance $1,500 per drug test and testing each resident four times a week

Washington chips away at psychiatric boarding

Julie Miller

Psychiatric boarding has gotten so out of hand that the state Supreme Court banned the practice. Meanwhile, the community is scrambling to help patients.

Traumatic brain injury affects behavioral health

Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC

Regardless of whether the substance use was directly associated with the brain injury or developed as a maladaptive coping mechanism post injury, it is something that cannot be overlooked

Behavioral health helpers gain Navigator grants

Julie Miller

Navigators are the nice folks who help people in their communities sign up for health insurance during open enrollment

Behavioral health helpers gain Navigator grants

October 1, 2014     Julie Miller
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Navigators are the nice folks who help people in their communities sign up for health insurance during open enrollment

Patient-centered means more than satisfaction surveys

September 30, 2014     Julie Miller
blog

A Minnesota state hospital has created a patient advisory committee to raise the bar on what it really means to be patient-centered

Primary care needs more info on behavioral health

September 30, 2014     Julie Miller
news

The September October 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine notes that primary care practices are not ideally equipped to provide behavioral health screenings

Story-telling ROI? Ask the finance director

September 29, 2014     Terry Axelrod
blog

The reluctance to hire a development director or community relations person (until the cost can be justified to the board) was soundly rebuffed a finance director, who cited the ROI of just such a...

Bridging the boundaries between public and population health

September 28, 2014     Ron Manderscheid
blog

Population health seeks to manage a population’s disease states through medical interventions. Just a few moments reflection will convince you that...

DEA puts new restrictions on hydrocodone drugs

September 26, 2014     Kaiser Health News
news

Hydrocodone combination products are moving from Schedule III to Schedule II under the Controlled Substances Act, which will more tightly restrict access

Traumatic brain injury affects behavioral health

September 25, 2014     Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC
article

Regardless of whether the substance use was directly associated with the brain injury or developed as a maladaptive coping mechanism post injury, it is something that cannot be overlooked

Washington chips away at psychiatric boarding

September 24, 2014     Julie Miller
article

Psychiatric boarding has gotten so out of hand that the state Supreme Court banned the practice. Meanwhile, the community is scrambling to help patients.

Addiction fighters want FDA chief to step down

September 24, 2014     Julie Miller
news

Margaret Hamburg has been under fire for months for allowing FDA approval of opioid drugs that have high risk of abuse

ICD-10 and DSM-5: History, education and culture

September 21, 2014     Lisette Wright
blog

Graduate programs must step up if we are to remain fiscally solvent

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Patient-centered means more than satisfaction surveys

September 30, 2014     Julie Miller

A Minnesota state hospital has created a patient advisory committee to raise the bar on what it really means to be patient-centered

Story-telling ROI? Ask the finance director

September 29, 2014     Terry Axelrod

The reluctance to hire a development director or community relations person (until the cost can be justified to the board) was soundly rebuffed a finance director, who cited the ROI of just such a position

Bridging the boundaries between public and population health

September 28, 2014     Ron Manderscheid

Population health seeks to manage a population’s disease states through medical interventions. Just a few moments reflection will convince you that the public and population health...

ICD-10 and DSM-5: History, education and culture

September 21, 2014     Lisette Wright

Graduate programs must step up if we are to remain fiscally solvent