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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.

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What might success in integrated care bring?

June 12, 2013    
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I wonder what success in integrated care might bring. If we succeed in extending the average life span of people with Serious Mental Illness, how will that impact us as a system programmatically and financially...

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

Bridging the boundaries between public and population health

September 28, 2014     Ron Manderscheid
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Population health seeks to manage a population’s disease states through medical interventions. Just a few moments reflection will convince you that...

Washington chips away at psychiatric boarding

September 24, 2014     Julie Miller
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Psychiatric boarding has gotten so out of hand that the state Supreme Court banned the practice. Meanwhile, the community is scrambling to help patients.

Bipartisan bill adopts portfolio of addiction strategies

September 19, 2014     Julie Miller
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The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2014 calls for grassroots efforts and state incentives to address addiction

Fostering good health-related Quality of Life through community health literacy and action

September 19, 2014     Ron Manderscheid
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Good health is due to what transpires in one’s community, including one’s school or workplace and one’s family. It also is due to the quality of the physical environment within which one lives.

FACT FILE: Top 5 barriers to SUD treatment

September 18, 2014     Julie Miller
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The National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that 20 million people need SUD treatment but don't receive it

Recovering addicts tell their stories at the White House

September 17, 2014     Julie Miller
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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.

Elements acquires COPAC

September 17, 2014     Gary Enos
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The Elements acquisition provides more evidence of the consolidation trend in behavioral healthcare

Census Bureau says health costs inching up

September 12, 2014     Kaiser Health News
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Health spending grew by 3.7% over one year, which is less than previous federal projections

Creative programs offer memorable moments

September 11, 2014     Julie Miller
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Music is more than just a nice passtime, it's a tool for healing among patients, clinicians and even members of congress

Learning to love literacy about our personal health

September 11, 2014     Ron Manderscheid
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What should one do to promote good physical health, good mental health, and good social health? Since the advent of Healthy People 2020 and the Affordable Care Act, answers to these questions actually have become feasible.