Mental Health Services

Community foundation grants go to help food, aid programs during pandemic | 5/23/2020

Community foundation grants go to help food, aid programs during pandemic Posted by Joe Viechnicki May 22, 2020 Items for Petersburg Mental Health Services ’ food pantry (Photo courtesy Ashley Kawashima/PMHS) Charitable giving funds have announced grants for several Petersburg organizations that are providing services to people in need during the global health pandemic. Money is going to food programs and other support for people in the community. The Petersburg …

Centerstone awarded $2 million grant for trauma-focused treatm ent in region | 5/23/2020

Centerstone awarded $2 million grant for trauma-focused treatm ent in region 14pm admin Centerstone has been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, and Center for Mental Health Services to help clients who have experienced traumatic events. Centerstone will use the grant, $400,000 each year for five years, to create a new …

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Women health workers at-risk for mental health issues during COVID-19 | Modern Healthcare | 5/23/2020

… the state, physicians might opt not to receive treatment because they have to disclose it to the state licensing board. In fact, several health systems said not as many employees as anticipated were using mental health services . That could be because it’s too soon, said Dr. Wendy Dean, a psychiatrist and founder of Moral Injury of Healthcare, a not-for-profit that works with providers on countering clinician distress. It …

Trauma And Madness In Mental Health Services English Edition By Noel Hunter | 5/23/2020

Title: - Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services (English Edition) by Noël Hunter Author: Noël Hunter. 04e141a0100811f5caf2a80b8309f25d …

A Letter To Jeremy Hunt | 5/23/2020

… page report began by emphasizing the burden of responsibility on NHS commissioners to spend their portion of the health budget (over £80 billion) wisely. A key point of the report was a claim that mental health services could be provided at no extra cost to the NHS since treating mental health conditions would lead to improvements in physical health and thus a reduction in spending on physical health problems that …

Jeff Snyder | Growing mental health concerns deserve sustainable investment | 5/23/2020

… for the mental health community base, a result of the growing mental health needs across all 67 counties. No one could have imagined at that time just how much more critical those community-based mental health services would become in just a few months. The suffering of those in need has been multiplied as their previously normal routines have been uprooted by the coronavirus pandemic, shifting how they function and …

The Spin: Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants won’t reopen next week | Illinois jobless claims soar along with unemployment system complaints | Obama Center’s still just a plan on paper | Chicago Tribune | 5/22/2020

… a news briefing this afternoon, Lightfoot said she was “heartened” by Pritzker’s comments, but wants a more robust plan to make sure restaurants can reopen safely. The mayor also got personal in announcing expanded mental health services in the city. While she said she’s leaning into her faith even more to find hope and love, she takes moments to tearfully reflect on the despair in these times. Advertisement The state …

Lightfoot offers a sneak preview of her detailed plan to reopen Chicago | 5/22/2020

… a treasure. But we have to do this at a time that is safe and in a way that we can remain safe,” the mayor said after a news conference called to announce additional mental health services during the pandemic. “I’m very worried about a spike and a surge in cases when we do open back up. We’re gonna work to try to mitigate against that. But having thousands of …

Mental Health Awareness Month with the Chickasaw Nation | 5/22/2020

… all aspects of health,” he said. “Thankfully, under Governor Anoatubby’s leadership, the Chickasaw Nation places a high priority on services, which focus on strong mental health for our people.” The Chickasaw Nation regularly offers mental health services options to all American Indians. These include the Chickasaw Nation’s Outpatient Therapy, Psychosocial Unit, Medical Family Therapy, Prevention and Behavioral Health Services. Each specializes in care provided to patients. For more information about …

Kaiser Santa Rosa wellness chief Emily Porch wins North Bay Forty Under 40 award | 5/22/2020

… Santa Rosa Medical Center 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa 95403 707-393-4000 Read other profiles of this year’s winners. Responsibilities with your company: I oversee and have responsibility for the delivery of outpatient and inpatient mental health services and addiction medicine services at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa. I have direct oversight of up to nineteen adult and child psychiatrists and lead a department of ninety psychotherapists, psychotherapy and administrative managers, and …

Blunt warns of “perfect storm impacting mental health” during COVID-19 pandemic | 5/22/2020

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt discussed the need to recognize and address the mounting mental health and addiction issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported nearly a 900% increase in the number of calls to its Disaster Distress Helpline over this time last year. Missouri received nearly $14 million to support mental health and addiction services at five CCBHCs in Missouri …

New Fund in Baltimore Launches to Provide $500 Micro-Grants For Black-Led Organizations Impacted By COVID-19 | 5/22/2020

… net worth and 67% cannot survive more than three months in the absence of income — the “new normal” evokes real fear and trepidation. The demand for emergency services, food, rent, utility, childcare assistance and mental health services are at an all-time high. In response, the social impact organization, CLLCTIVLY is providing fifty, $500 micro-grants to Changemakers in Baltimore’s Black community. To donate, visit BaltimoreCovidFund.com “We wanted to create …

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) | 5/22/2020

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has updated their website with information to help parents/carers, children, young adults and professionals with their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. This includes useful apps and links to websites such as Childline’s Calm Zone. If your child has a diagnosis or traits of autism, there are also videos that explain what is happening in the world. There is also …

Rising Pop Star Alex Freeman Stands Up for Mental Health | PR Newswire | 5/22/2020

… asked to participate in this live streaming concert with Alex Boye supporting Didi Hirsch on FACEBOOK LIVE Thursday, May 21 at 6 PM (PST) , you can register to view here: https://erasingthestigma.org/ “ Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is a nonprofit mental health agency that provides mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention services to over 150,000 children, teens, and adults nationwide. If you are in crisis or know someone at …

Sense & Sensitivity | Advice | dailyjournalonline.com | 5/22/2020

… each other about their lives and their challenges. They now offer virtual meetings. Go to aa.org/pages/en_US/options-for-meeting-online to sign up. You can also call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline at 800-662-HELP, or go to their website for support, samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline . Good luck to you. DEAR HARRIETTE: Now that people are hosting virtual parties all the time …

Works begins on new mental health unit in West Yorkshire | 5/22/2020

… have 22 inpatient beds, along with improvements and facilities for children and young people. Credit: Bret Kavanaugh on Unsplash. Construction and equipment group Interserve has started work on a new £14.5m Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services inpatient unit in West Yorkshire, UK. The new facility is a joint venture between Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT). It is being constructed …

The Unseen First Responders in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Mental Health Workers | 5/22/2020

… has been a lot of talk in the media about the importance of preventing overload to our health care system. What we are only starting to hear about is its (anticipated) overwhelming impact on mental health services … and its providers. Mental health workers are just as prone to burnout as any other care providers. Given the predicted impact of this pandemic on the well-being of virtually everyone, we need …

Ohio Guidestone expands telehealth services during COVID-19 pandemic | WTTE | 5/22/2020

… abuse, some patients are finding telehealth much more convenient and even better at times. Ohio Guidestone {/a}is one of the oldest services in the state to provide job training, addiction recovery, foster care, mental health services , and more. Now it’s using more telehealth to conduct therapy sessions and other help for patients. {/p} “We are one of the largest behavioral providers here in the state and through the branch …

They lost their jobs and insurance in the pandemic. Now they’re slipping through Texas’ health care safety net. | 5/22/2020

… double whammy of losing their jobs and their employer-based health insurance. Some have landed in the state’s patchy health care safety net, where advocates say they could be cut off from physical and mental health services while facing the economic strain of a public health crisis. Researchers estimate that between 25 million and 43 million people in the U.S. will lose health insurance through their employers in the coming …

Connecticare Extends No-cost Virtual Visits Through June | Naugatuck, CT Patch | 5/22/2020

No-cost telehealth benefits extended through June Caution is key to controlling spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). So, continue to use telehealth for covered medical and mental health services without paying a deductible, copayment, or coinsurance through June 30. No-cost telehealth visits apply to any illness or injury – not just coronavirus (COVID-19). You must, however, use in-network primary care doctors, specialists, or mental health clinicians. Learn …

Our mental health system is in critical condition, and the coronavirus is making it worse | 5/22/2020

… O. 57, right, to her offices after administering a dose of antipsychotic medication to treat his schizophrenia, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Even before the pandemic, access to mental health services in the U.S. could be difficult, including for people with insurance. Now experts fear COVID-19 will make the situation worse. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)(John Minchillo/AP) Every week, the drumbeat of …

Florida Technical College Partners with META for Remote Mental Health Counseling Services | 5/22/2020

05/22/2020 Florida Technical College Partners with META for Remote Mental Health Counseling Services META , a teletherapy platform for online mental health services , provides students with confidential and easy access to mental wellness providers. Florida Technical College has become the latest institution of higher learning to offer the META mental wellness program to students. Coinciding with Florida’s first lady Casey DeSantis’ announcement regarding a $1.9 million emergency grant to support mental …

Internet-delivered treatment to help young people tackle worry and overthinking | 5/22/2020

An online treatment proven to prevent anxiety and depression in young people is set to become available to the NHS and other mental health services worldwide. The University of Exeter has developed and tested an effective internet-delivered treatment to tackle worry and overthinking called “rumination-focused cognitive behavioral therapy” (RFCBT), which helps people switch from unconstructive, repetitive thoughts to a concrete, specific and action-oriented style. The effectiveness of …

Online treatment to help young people tackle depression, anxiety and worry | 5/22/2020

An online treatment proven to prevent anxiety and depression in young people is set to become available to the NHS and other mental health services worldwide. The University of Exeter has developed and tested an effective internet-delivered treatment to tackle worry and overthinking called “rumination-focused cognitive behavioural therapy” (RFCBT), which helps people switch from unconstructive, repetitive thoughts to a concrete, specific and action-oriented style. The effectiveness of …

Veterans make masks, help other vets in VA sewing project | 5/22/2020

… a “Sew With Veterans Project” at the Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System (CAVHS) at North Little Rock. Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services (VAVS) at the Eugene Towbin VA Medical Center committed to support the VA Mental Health Services with the necessary equipment and supplies for approximately 100 in-patient veterans to make cloth masks in a therapeutic environment. A total of 15 sewing machines, plus supplies, have been donated or loaned …

Substance Abuse

Science News » Supporting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic | National Institutes of Health | 4/3/2020

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 (TTY 1-800-846-8517 …

Behavioral Health

New Telehealth Service Helps Reduce Relapse Risk for Those in Recovery; Hiring Increased by 50% to Meet Demand | PR Newswire | 4/1/2020

… to help aid with the influx of new recovery clients.” To coordinate a phone or secure video appointment with a Certified Peer Supporter or apply for a position, contact (614) 328-4228. About Thrive Behavioral Health Center Thrive Behavioral Health Center (TBHC) is certified by Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services and offers a variety of programs to support individuals in recovery from substance use and mental health diagnoses. The agency’s use …

Department of Health and Human Services

National Council for Behavioral Health Members Head to The Hill to Preserve Vital Mental Health and Addiction Bill Before it Expires | PR Newswire | 3/10/2020

… Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Since CCBHCs began their systems transformation two years ago, they have been filling the gap in the unmet need for addiction and mental health care, supporting local criminal justice systems by providing effective diversion and reentry solutions and increasing access to evidence-based mental health and addiction treatment across the country. “It is time to act …

National Council for Behavioral Health

National Council for Behavioral Health Members Head to The Hill to Preserve Vital Mental Health and Addiction Bill Before it Expires | PR Newswire | 3/10/2020

… clinics play such a vital role in mental health and addictions care to the most vulnerable people in our communities,” National Council for Behavioral Health President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia said. “We are grateful for … the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Since CCBHCs began their systems transformation two years ago, they have been filling the gap in the unmet need for …

Telehealth

Column: America’s mental health crisis demands a virtual prescription - Opinion - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH | Business Insider | 2/14/2020

… go without care for several reasons, including a lack of nearby providers and a fear of social stigma. Fortunately, new “telehealth” technologies can overcome these hurdles. Doctors and insurers could help millions of suffering Americans … 2014, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The figures for young Ohioans are worrying too. That same report found that nearly 60% of youth ages 12-17 who struggled …

Medicare

Policymakers, Advocates, Philanthropists Present Roadmap for Change Amid U.S. Mental Health Crisis | PR Newswire | 2/6/2020

… in the United States , promoting specific actions needed in policy, philanthropy, employment, and research. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), one in five U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 … of Care and former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will address recent data finding huge out-of-network utilization disparities between mental health/addiction and medical/surgical care for inpatient …

Medicaid

Policymakers, Advocates, Philanthropists Present Roadmap for Change Amid U.S. Mental Health Crisis | PR Newswire | 2/6/2020

… in the United States , promoting specific actions needed in policy, philanthropy, employment, and research. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), one in five U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 … and former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will address recent data finding huge out-of-network utilization disparities between mental health/addiction and medical/surgical care for inpatient facilities, outpatient …

Patient Satisfaction

Geographic Disparities Emerge for Access to Care for Opioids | Patient Engagement HIT | 2/5/2020

… other drugs, such as methadone or naltrexone, used in MAT. The Buprenorphine Waiver Program, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), aims to boost patient access to MAT by authorizing more … allowing them to. READ MORE: Assessing Links Between Opioid Prescribing, Patient Satisfaction When looking at all of the providers authorize to treat 100 or 275 patients, the researchers found that access to buprenorphine could be …

Community Health

James Maxwell | Health Affairs | 2/4/2020

Community Health Centers and the National Council on Behavioral Health. He previously served as co-director of the Harvard Coordinating Center for the PRISM project, a large multisite study (more than 50 primary care sites) for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Department of Veterans Affairs on the integration of behavioral health into primary care for older adults. His research …

Addiction Treatment

One Big Roadblock to Opioid Addiction Treatment | WebMD | 1/7/2020

One Big Roadblock to Opioid Addiction Treatment By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) – The crisis of opioid abuse continues in the United States. However, a new study finds there still … apply for a waiver from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to be able to prescribe buprenorphine, a requirement that’s been in effect since 2002, according to the agency. Buprenorphine has increasingly …

Medical Research

Finding suicide risk in blood clues. Michigan patients to be tested. | 12/9/2019

… life.” The moment passed, as Qualls reached out for help, leading to a five-day stay at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services south of Grand Rapids. Qualls, 36, realizes he was fortunate. He’s now … help us be better able to treat them.” Grand Rapids medical researchers Eric Achtyes and Lena Brundin are looking for links between brain inflammation and suicide. (Courtesy photo) Until recently, Achtyes said, suicide prevention measures …

Electronic Medical Record

(USA-MO-Fulton) Psychologist - FT | 12/4/2019

… services in accordance with the policies and procedures of Corizon Health, state statutes concerning the delivery and practice of clinical mental health services, and in accordance with the ethics and standards of the staff member’s … all clinical encounters and significant behavioral health information in the Electronic Medical Record in accordance with the policies and procedures of Corizon and the policies and regulations of the Department of Corrections or applicable client …

Electronic Health Records

(USA-PA-Malvern) Clinician-Children Acute Care | 12/4/2019

… comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage …

Smoking Cessation

Top priority for Akron Children’s is mental health, addressing child trauma - WFMJ.com | 12/4/2019

… identify gaps in care. The process has identified three pediatric health priorities to address between 2020-2022: 1) improving access to mental health services and recognizing the impact of adverse childhood experiences, 2) high infant mortality … Successful strategies in reducing infant mortality include safe sleep and smoking cessation programs, centering groups, father involvement, maternal depression screening and support, crib giveaways, and education focused on empowering pregnant women, birth spacing, and birth …

Credentialing

(USA-WA-Olympia) Manager Inpatient Services Behavioral Health - Psychiatric Unit | 12/4/2019

… of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®” recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural … Services offers a continuum of voluntary treatment for adults needing mental health services. Our 18 bed inpatient unit is located at Providence St Peter Hospital. Group therapy and skills building sessions are provided daily as …

Case Management

Restrictions on opioid treatment drug raise concerns | State Capital | decaturdaily.com | 12/4/2019

… state-of-art practices that have been proven to be more effective.” The bill outlines several areas to be addressed through new rules, including dosage and “minimum requirements for counseling, behavioral therapy and case management.” The legislation, approved by lawmakers on the last day of the 2019 legislative session, includes billing records requirements and says records of payments must be kept for three years. Boyett said the working group’s recommendations …

Home Health

(USA-WA-Olympia) Manager Inpatient Services Behavioral Health - Psychiatric Unit | 12/4/2019

… with symptoms of mental illness and substance use. Inpatient Psychiatric Services offers a continuum of voluntary treatment for adults needing mental health services. Our 18 bed inpatient unit is located at Providence St Peter Hospital … Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be …

Home Health Care

(USA-WA-Olympia) Manager Inpatient Services Behavioral Health - Psychiatric Unit | 12/4/2019

… with symptoms of mental illness and substance use. Inpatient Psychiatric Services offers a continuum of voluntary treatment for adults needing mental health services. Our 18 bed inpatient unit is located at Providence St Peter Hospital … Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be …

Medical Billing

Wednesday, December 4 | 12/4/2019

… on ‘suspicious’ claims (Tennessean) The largest insurance company in Tennessee has accused a small hospital of collecting millions through “suspicious” medical billing – including insurance claims for lab tests on people who were never actually hospital … want and need. I have dedicated thirty years to providing mental health services and alcohol and substance use treatment, and I have seen the negative impacts of that gap in care too often. There’s a …

Medicare Advantage

The Future of the Home Health Agency (HHA) Market: 2019 Study Results | 12/4/2019

… future plans for installation 2. A need for specialized care CMS also announced earlier this year that, starting in 2020, Medicare Advantage plans will further expand coverage for patients with chronic diseases or conditions. Per … the immediate future are palliative care, veteran-specific care, and mental health services. Home Health Agency Specialized Care Offerings Figure 2 : Home Health Agency Study (2019): specialty care offerings and plans for future installations. 3 …

CDC

Readers sound off on health care after 9/11, airline fees and traditional church services | 12/4/2019

CDC World Trade Center Health Program, NYC Health + Hospitals has three Word Trade Center clinics that provide comprehensive medical and mental health services to individuals affected by the tragedy. Eligible New Yorkers include those who lived, worked, or went to school or day care in Manhattan south of Houston St. or in northwest areas of Brooklyn, between Sept. 11, 2001, and July 31, 2002; anyone who was present in the …

Workplace Wellness

TCHS- Employer-based Health Coverage Remains Strong | 12/4/2019

… believe improving mental health in the workplace is good for their business, but only 65% indicate their company provides adequate mental health services, according to findings from a new survey released by national nonprofit Transamerica … differences between all employers and employees when it comes to workplace wellness programs. Almost two-thirds of employers (63%) say they offer a workplace wellness program, but only 43% of employed consumers say their employer …

Personal Care

Sick & alone: Jailing the mentally ill in Arizona | 12/4/2019

… of Cochise County is about 126,770, scattered across 6,000 or so square miles of high desert and sky island mountains. Mental health services are hard to access in remote rural areas – so much so that … psychiatrists, meds, counseling, caseworkers, therapy, skills training, transportation, supported employment, personal care services and family and peer support. That’s the sort of “community based mental health care” that a young lawyer named Chick Arnold envisioned …

Palliative Care

The Future of the Home Health Agency (HHA) Market: 2019 Study Results | 12/4/2019

… palliative care, veteran-specific care, and mental health services. Home Health Agency Specialized Care Offerings Figure 2 : Home Health Agency Study (2019): specialty care offerings and plans for future installations. 3. Staffing and profitability will become increasingly challenging As the Home Health Agency market continues to grow and expand, it is not surprising that the need for finding and hiring qualified staff tops the list of greatest challenges. Over 60 …

Healthcare Policy

TCHS- Employer-based Health Coverage Remains Strong | 12/4/2019

… believe improving mental health in the workplace is good for their business, but only 65% indicate their company provides adequate mental health services, according to findings from a new survey released by national nonprofit Transamerica … and 72% for paternity leave/benefits. “With some uncertainty about healthcare policy in Washington, D.C. , employers remain focused on maintaining employee health benefits and holding down healthcare costs – and in some cases, are optimistic about …

Validic

(USA-AZ-Scottsdale) On Call - Behavioral Health Technician | 12/4/2019

… comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage …

Cerner

Glitch With Diabetes Monitors Drives Home Dangers Of Depending On Technology | Kaiser Health News | 12/3/2019

… mental health services, said Rachel Mutrux, senior program director at the network. (12/2) Modern Healthcare: Amazon Launches Medical Transcription Service Amazon on Monday unveiled Transcribe Medical, a medical transcription service the tech giant said is designed to make clinical documentation more efficient. Cerner Corp., which entered into a cloud collaboration with Amazon this summer, has already signed on as a customer of the new machine-learning service. Cerner is using …

MDLIVE

Motivo Raises $2.2M Seed Round to Launch First Tele-supervision Marketplace | PRWeb | 12/3/2019

… At Motivo, we aim to make supervision easier and more accessible than ever before.” According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 55% of U.S. counties—all rural—have no practicing mental … founder of Breakthrough Behavioral, a telemental health platform acquired by MDLIVE in 2014, said, “It’s pretty uncommon in 2019 to find a market that is large, untapped, pursuable without hard tech, and highly defensible. Motivo …

CVS Health

Covenant House seeks to expand mental health services | Crain’s New York Business | 12/3/2019

… York, which provides shelter and support to 250 young people in the city each day, is seeking to expand its mental health services. The nonprofit operates a homeless shelter and federally qualified health center at … the product to its members in Washington state. INSURANCE DEAL: CVS Health has agreed to buy the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage lines of business from Centene’s Illinois insurer, IlliniCare, Forbes reported . PREVALENCE OF PREDIABETES: Nearly …

CVS

Covenant House seeks to expand mental health services | Crain’s New York Business | 12/3/2019

… York, which provides shelter and support to 250 young people in the city each day, is seeking to expand its mental health services. The nonprofit operates a homeless shelter and federally qualified health center at … the product to its members in Washington state. INSURANCE DEAL: CVS Health has agreed to buy the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage lines of business from Centene’s Illinois insurer, IlliniCare, Forbes reported . PREVALENCE OF PREDIABETES: Nearly …

Quartet Health

Covenant House seeks to expand mental health services | Crain’s New York Business | 12/3/2019

… York, which provides shelter and support to 250 young people in the city each day, is seeking to expand its mental health services. The nonprofit operates a homeless shelter and federally qualified health center at … providing those connections. TECH FUNDRAISING: New York mental health startup Quartet Health said it raised an additional $7.5 million, bringing its previously announced Series D round to $67.5 million. Echo Health Ventures, a joint venture …

Purdue Pharma

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 12/3/2019

… 1993 and at 17 cents per pack, it is the lowest in the nation. (Erickson, 12/2) Opioid Crisis Emails From Purdue Pharma Reveal Just How Aggressively Richard Sackler Pushed Back Against Addiction Warnings Following a … The vast majority of those visits were for behavioral or mental health services, said Rachel Mutrux, senior program director at the network. (12/2) Modern Healthcare: Amazon Launches Medical Transcription Service Amazon on Monday unveiled Transcribe …

Amazon Health

Glitch With Diabetes Monitors Drives Home Dangers Of Depending On Technology | Kaiser Health News | 12/3/2019

… mental health services, said Rachel Mutrux, senior program director at the network. (12/2) Modern Healthcare: Amazon Launches Medical Transcription Service Amazon on Monday unveiled Transcribe Medical, a medical transcription service the tech giant said is designed to make clinical documentation more efficient. Cerner Corp., which entered into a cloud collaboration with Amazon this summer, has already signed on as a customer of the new machine-learning service. Cerner is using …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

[FR] All Documents | 12/3/2019

… PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Antitrust Improvements Act Rules (``HSR Rules’’) and corresponding… Proposed Consent Agreement: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Celgene Corp.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid … 66265-66266 (2 pages) Permalink Abstract: [Not available] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Notice Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals FR Document: 2019-26003 Citation: 84 FR 66213 PDF Pages 66213-66214 (2 pages …

CareClix

MAXIS GBN partners with CareClix as latest global wellness provider | 12/3/2019

… CareClix, a leading telemedicine solutions company, as its global provider of telemedicine services. As part of the partnership, MAXIS GBN clients will be able to work with CareClix to assist their employees with virtual health access to primary care, specialist care and mental health services. They will be able to take advantage of cost-efficient services to help their employees treat both routine and specialist medical issues. CareClix is one …

WebMD

Election 2019- Where Do the Parties Stand on Health? | Medscape | 12/2/2019

… measures included: A commitment to spend £10 billion in capital to make “necessary investments” in equipment, hospitals, community, ambulance, and mental health services buildings Ensuring freedom of movement and mutual recognition of clinical qualifications Measures … the SNP manifesto and the Conseratives’ vaccine reminder system. © 2019 WebMD, LLC Send comments and news tips to . Cite this: Peter Russell. Election 2019: Where Do the Parties Stand on Health? - Medscape - Nov 26, 2019 …

Centene

Quartet Health adds $7.5M to its summer Series D round, announces new partnership with Cambia Health Solutions | MobiHealthNews | 12/2/2019

The deal will help connect Cambia’s regional health plan members in Washington and other nearby states to appropriate mental health services. Quartet Health adds $7.5M to its summer Series D round, announces new partnership with … 2016 , F-Prime Capital Partners and Polaris in 2018 and Centene Corporation in June . The platform has seen a number of deployments and partnerships similar to Cambia’s over the last few years, including one announced …

Gilead Sciences

World AIDS Day 2019: How Close Is the U.S. to Eradicating Its HIV Epidemic? | 12/1/2019

… a coordinated effort between HHS, the CDC, NIH, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian Health Service and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It aims to reduce new HIV infections by 75 percent in … to its cost: about $20,000 per year, offered exclusively by Gilead Sciences. Earlier this month, the Trump administration sued the company for infringing on HHS patents that it says inspired Gilead’s PrEP delivery. In May …

Aligned Telehealth

American Well is buying Aligned Telehealth to tackle mental health issues | 12/1/2019

Healthcare Tech December 1, 2019 American Well is buying Aligned Telehealth to tackle mental health issues Anca Spanu Anca’s career in journalism spans over 2 decades. She has served as staff writer, editor and deputy … are enrolled in Medicaid, making it the primary provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that only about one-quarter of the nation’s mental …

Microsoft Health

Millennials place mental health at center of future of work | 11/29/2019

… company different compared to competitors plan to stay with their employer for at least one year 6 . Multinational technology company Microsoft experimented with their Japanese team members by instituting a four-day work week and … to well care by focusing on prevention; and 4) integrating mental health services into primary care systems.Employees spend most of their waking hours at work and evidence based treatments show that for every $1 invested …

Optum

10 updates on UnitedHealth Group | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, the insurance arm of UnitedHealth, is facing another lawsuit that alleges the health insurer discriminated against members who received mental health services.6. UnitedHealth appointed Patricia Lewis as its chief human resources officer.7 … lower back pain. 10. UnitedHealth and its health services subsidiary Optum said they’re undertaking a new effort to combine health insurance and medical care. More articles on payers …

UnitedHealth

10 updates on UnitedHealth Group | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

Here are 10 updates on UnitedHealth Group’s business transactions, leadership and legal dealings reported by Becker’s Hospital Review since October. 1. Under a multiyear agreement, UnitedHealthcare will open 14 Medicare service centers in Walgreens stores … that alleges the health insurer discriminated against members who received mental health services.6. UnitedHealth appointed Patricia Lewis as its chief human resources officer.7. Pennsylvania insurance regulators fined UnitedHealthcare after an investigation found the …

UnitedHealth Group

10 updates on UnitedHealth Group | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

Here are 10 updates on UnitedHealth Group’s business transactions, leadership and legal dealings reported by Becker’s Hospital Review since October. 1. Under a multiyear agreement, UnitedHealthcare will open 14 Medicare service centers in Walgreens stores … that alleges the health insurer discriminated against members who received mental health services.6. UnitedHealth appointed Patricia Lewis as its chief human resources officer.7. Pennsylvania insurance regulators fined UnitedHealthcare after an investigation found the …

Walmart Health

10 updates on UnitedHealth Group | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… October. 1. Under a multiyear agreement, UnitedHealthcare will open 14 Medicare service centers in Walgreens stores across the U.S.2. Walmart said its expanded telehealth pilot, announced in October, will use services owned by UnitedHealth … that alleges the health insurer discriminated against members who received mental health services.6. UnitedHealth appointed Patricia Lewis as its chief human resources officer.7. Pennsylvania insurance regulators fined UnitedHealthcare after an investigation found the …

Johnson & Johnson

Reuters Health News Summary | Yahoo News | 11/26/2019

… jury subpoenas from the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Mallinckrodt Plc , Johnson & Johnson and Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc and distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp and McKesson Corp, the Journal … psychiatric treatment. Housing First provides immediate access to housing and mental health services without any preconditions. Blackstone to invest $400 million in gene therapy venture with Ferring Blackstone Group Inc said on Monday it will …

Universal Health Services

Global Behavioral Health Markets, 2017-2019 and Forecast to 2027 - Acquisition & Partnerships by Service Providers in the U.S. and U.K. - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 11/25/2019

… 7.1. Introduction & Definition 7.2. Market Value Forecast, by Service, 2017-2027 7.2.1. Inpatient Hospital Treatment Services 7.2.2. Outpatient Counselling 7.2.3. Emergency Mental Health Services 7.2.4. Home-based Treatment Services 7.2.5. Others 7.3. Market Attractiveness, by Service … Overview 14.3.2. CareTech Holdings PLC 14.3.3. The MENTOR Network 14.3.4. Universal Health Services Inc. 14.3.5. Behavioral Health Network Inc. 14.3.6. North Range Behavioral Health 14.3.7. Strategic Behavioral Health 14.3.8. Ascension Seton 14.3.9. Pyramid Healthcare 14.3.10 …

GlaxoSmithKline

Forget Brexit - the U.K. election is about the fate of the NHS - NewsTimes | 11/24/2019

… mental health services, child care and maternity leave. He’s also proposed the creation of a state-funded pharmaceutical company aimed at improved drug affordability. That hasn’t held back shares of AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline, the country’s two biggest drugmakers. Conceived in the wake of World War II, the NHS grew out of the idea that returning wounded and infirm soldiers should be cared for no matter their financial position. The notion …

Amwell

Telemedicine Industry Explained: Definition, Services and Benefits in 2019 - Business Insider | 11/20/2019

… with the patient. A patient engages in a video chat consultation with their healthcare provider. Business Insider Intelligence In 2019 American Wells launched its Telehealth Patient app – allowing patients and physicians to request and schedule … Insider Intelligence, 52% of emergency room physicians note that the mental health services in their communities are deteriorating – causing an uptick in mental health patients going to emergency departments. As a result, all but seven …

Netsmart

Visiting Nurse Service of New York Selects Netsmart CareManager to Support Its Population Health Management Activities | Business Wire | 11/19/2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.- Healthcare IT partner Netsmart has announced its partnership with the Population Health division of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). The New York-based healthcare organization will utilize Netsmart CareManager … end of life, as well as an array of community mental health services. VNSNY also delivers private pay care management and home health aide services through its Partners in Care business unit , and operates a …

Wolters Kluwer

Healthcare Times - Increasing Access to Mental Health Care for Children: | 11/19/2019

Increasing Access to Mental Health Care for Children: Emerging Evidence on Off-Site Integrated Care Programs Newswise — November 19 , 2019 – Three models of off-site integrated care can help to meet the growing need for mental health services in children and adolescents , according to a report in the November/December issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer . Led by Andrea …

Cambia Health Solutions

Covenant House seeks to expand mental health services | Crain’s New York Business | 12/3/2019

… York, which provides shelter and support to 250 young people in the city each day, is seeking to expand its mental health services. The nonprofit operates a homeless shelter and federally qualified health center at … to $67.5 million. Echo Health Ventures, a joint venture between Cambia Health Solutions and the venture arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Deerfield Capital contributed to the additional funding, Business Insider …

F-Prime Capital

Quartet Health adds $7.5M to its summer Series D round, announces new partnership with Cambia Health Solutions | MobiHealthNews | 12/2/2019

The deal will help connect Cambia’s regional health plan members in Washington and other nearby states to appropriate mental health services. Quartet Health adds $7.5M to its summer Series D round, announces new partnership with … and follows eight-digit rounds headed by GV in 2016 , F-Prime Capital Partners and Polaris in 2018 and Centene Corporation in June . The platform has seen a number of deployments and partnerships similar to …

SV Health Investors

American Well is buying Aligned Telehealth to tackle mental health issues | 12/1/2019

… the Americans with a behavioral health diagnosis, nearly 25 percent are enrolled in Medicaid, making it the primary provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions. The Kaiser Family Foundation … and profoundly impactful organizations,” said Michael Balmuth, Managing Partner at SV Health Investors, Aligned’s sole institutional investor. “Aligned Telehealth has delivered proven results in the behavioral health space generally and telepsychiatry specifically. We’re delighted to …

Citigroup

California sells innovative social bonds to assist the homeless | 11/22/2019

… our state’s homeless problem,” said Treasurer Ma. “Proceeds raised in this inaugural issuance will translate directly into affordable housing and mental health services for our most vulnerable citizens.” Net proceeds from the bond sale will … of 15 banks led by Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. The bonds are rated Aa3 by Moody’s Investors Service, AA- by Fitch Ratings and AA- by Standard & Poor’s. The all-in …

California Health Care Foundation

Two CJC Alums Honored with 2019 Hollywood, Health & Society’s Sentinel Award | 11/19/2019

Mental Health Services Administration, and the California Health Care Foundation. Posted: November 19, 2019 …

Morgan Stanley

Montefiore inks deal with United Arab Emirates | Crain’s New York Business | 11/14/2019

… emergency responders to connect children at the scene of traumatic events to recovery services, increasing the availability of family-based mental health services and reducing geographic and racial disparities when it comes to service access … was also named chief of neonatology at New York–Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. An NIH-funded researcher, Penn is joining Columbia from Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she was director of translational …

Goldman Sachs

Menopause – Why businesses should be doing more? | 11/14/2019

… clinics will have received additional training in menopause. We are also working with some of our largest clients including, HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Citi to improve services for their people. The BMS course will enhance … Services business which provides health assessments, occupational health and specialist mental health services to both individual and corporate customers. She also leads the development of Bupa’s UK wellbeing proposition and is personally involved in advising …

ARCH Venture Partners

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO | PE Hub | 11/1/2019

… health, has named Daniel Graf as CEO. Prior to joining Mindstrong, Graf led product at Uber . Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, General Catalyst, Foresite Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Berggruen Holdings … adults with a serious mental illness did not receive any mental health services in the past year, contributing to unsustainable rates of psychiatric hospitalizations and morbidity. More than 110 million Americans live in areas with …

Foresite Capital

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO | PE Hub | 11/1/2019

… Prior to joining Mindstrong, Graf led product at Uber . Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, General Catalyst, Foresite Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Berggruen Holdings and One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund … adults with a serious mental illness did not receive any mental health services in the past year, contributing to unsustainable rates of psychiatric hospitalizations and morbidity. More than 110 million Americans live in areas with …

Optum Ventures

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO | PE Hub | 11/1/2019

… Daniel Graf as CEO. Prior to joining Mindstrong, Graf led product at Uber . Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, General Catalyst, Foresite Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Berggruen Holdings and One Mind … adults with a serious mental illness did not receive any mental health services in the past year, contributing to unsustainable rates of psychiatric hospitalizations and morbidity. More than 110 million Americans live in areas with …

General Catalyst

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO | PE Hub | 11/1/2019

… as CEO. Prior to joining Mindstrong, Graf led product at Uber . Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, General Catalyst, Foresite Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Berggruen Holdings and One Mind Brain Health … adults with a serious mental illness did not receive any mental health services in the past year, contributing to unsustainable rates of psychiatric hospitalizations and morbidity. More than 110 million Americans live in areas with …

Oak HC/FT

Progyny finds fertile ground in growing women’s health field | Crain’s New York Business | 10/31/2019

… employers covering fertility, maternity and the return to work and has raised $42.3 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Oak HC/FT. Globally, women’s health companies raised $865 million from investors through Sept. 20 … a time on an outpatient basis through medication-assisted treatment, mental health services, primary care and social services. The neighborhood has been one of the hardest hit by the opioid crisis. East Harlem had the …

New Leaf Venture Partners

Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B | MobiHealthNews | 10/4/2019

… sciences and clinical services. It is planning to expand globally within the next two years. Ginger focuses on providing digital mental health services including behavior health coaching, video therapy, tele-psychiatry visits and other self … containing no information that would risk exposing patient identity. $25.00 New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures This new round will help the company beef up the functionality of its platform as well as its …

Khosla Ventures

Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B | MobiHealthNews | 10/4/2019

… Khosla Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Kapor Capital The new money will go toward growing its data sciences and clinical services. It is planning to expand globally within the next two years. Ginger focuses on providing digital mental health services including behavior health coaching, video therapy, tele-psychiatry visits and other self-guided content. Partech’s growth fund, Cherry Ventures, Wellington Partners and Holtzbrinck Digital The new funds will go toward …

Rock Health

Therapy is hard to get. VCs say that’s driving a mental health ‘coming of age’ - Business Insider | 7/8/2019

… skyrocketing from roughly $3 million in 2011 to $378 million in 2018, according to data from the venture-capital firm Rock Health. Investment in the field stood at just $159 million in 2017. The new … of measures that were supposed to bring equal coverage to mental health services . Oftentimes, the new mental health tools do not take the form of traditional therapy. Instead, they’re delivered digitally, through a phone or …

Norwest Venture Partners

Digital health investments bounced back in Q2 2019 with nearly $2.5B in funding | MobiHealthNews | 7/5/2019

… expanded to smoking cessation and women’s health. N/A $73 Wellington Management Company, Cigna Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, U.S. Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Sanofi Ventures, Civilization Ventures and Providence Ventures The funding … capabilities. Talkspace is a digital platform that connects patients seeking mental health services to providers. Based on a client’s needs, the platform matches them to a therapist. Users can then access clinicians through a telemedicine …

F-Prime Capital Partners

Digital health investments bounced back in Q2 2019 with nearly $2.5B in funding | MobiHealthNews | 7/5/2019

… Labs, looks to limit disparities by providing preventative medicine and access to resources through its digital tools. $60 Centene Corporation, F-Prime Capital Partners, GV, Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners The latest round will … capabilities. Talkspace is a digital platform that connects patients seeking mental health services to providers. Based on a client’s needs, the platform matches them to a therapist. Users can then access clinicians through a telemedicine …

Polaris Partners

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The funding will fuel continued growth and expansion nationwide, the company said. “We … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Google Ventures

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… acquire behavioral health provider Beacon Health Options The funding round also included returning investors F-Prime Capital Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners. The funding will fuel continued growth and … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

RBC Capital Markets

The Canadian HBC Foundation Raises $1.35 Million to Support Mental Health Partners and Canadian Athletes | Business Wire | 6/8/2019

… Mental Health (CAMH) and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. Together, these grants will reach over 150,000 people across Canada with mental health services and support. Money raised also helps fund the HBC Athlete Bursary Program … significant contributions, including Cadillac Fairview, Capital One, Deloitte, Alix Partners, RBC Capital Markets and Stikeman Elliott. ABOUT THE CANADIAN HBC FOUNDATION Established in Canada in 2005, the Canadian HBC Foundation is the charitable arm of …

Revolution Growth

Mental Health App Raises $50 Million for Expansion | Yahoo News | 5/30/2019

… that the market for delivering psychotherapy remotely is growing. The company, Talkspace, said Wednesday that the investment round led by Revolution Growth brings the total amount it has raised so far to about $110 million … Larger telehealth companies such as MDLive and Teladoc deliver remote mental health services as well as consultations for physical illnesses. Investment in digital health companies grew to $8.1 billion in the U.S. in 2018, according …

Social Venture Fund

Communication Service for the Deaf Names National Deaf Therapy As Its Next Social Venture Fund Business Partner | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 5/20/2019

… the Deaf (CSD) announced today that women-owned National Deaf Therapy (NDT) is the next business partner of its CSD Social Venture Fund. NDT is a national web-based mental health platform fully dedicated to … Erasmus, both deaf, identified a significant gap in the market: mental health services rarely satisfy the needs of the deaf community. The two Gallaudet University alumnae launched NDT with one key goal: eliminate the unnecessary …

Nokia Growth Partners

Louis Theroux Investigates Depression, Anxiety And Psychosis In New Moms | Forbes | 5/6/2019

… MBRRACE-UK ) In almost half of the UK, pregnant women and new mothers have no access to specialist community maternal mental health services ( Maternal Mental Health Alliance ) Maternal mental health problems cost the UK £8.1bn … they raised a $20M series B back in 2016 from Nokia Growth Partners. Juno Health is a new startup that I support on our accelerator programme. They are on a mission to use technology to …

WebRTC.ventures

WebRTC.Ventures Selected to Participate in Startup Alley at DownRiver in Richmond | PRWeb | 4/16/2019

WebRTC.ventures and UniWellness CEO and Founder. “We look forward to being part of this event. It is a great way for us to showcase how UniWellness bridges the gap in student mental health care by expanding and enhancing the reach of university counseling centers.” Many schools and private counseling centers want to meet the growing demand for student mental health services but just don’t have the staff necessary to meet …

Deerfield Management

Braeburn Announces Completion of $110 Million Financing | PR Newswire | 1/10/2018

… Capital Management. Other new investors participating in the financing include Avista Capital Partners, RA Capital Management, New Leaf Venture Partners, Deerfield Management, and Rock Springs Capital. Apple Tree Partners, the sole investor in Braeburn to … 1.1 million received MAT, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. According to the chair of the American Medical Association’s Opioid Task Force, only 20 percent of those who need treatment are …

Kaiser Permanente

Hospitals, county officials want to open psychiatric center to relieve crowded emergency rooms | 12/4/2019

County health department officials are working with Northern California mental health services provider Crestwood Behavioral Health to establish a 16-bed regional psychiatric health center that officials say could ease overcrowding at local hospital emergency … in the crisis center. Tarek Salaway, senior vice president of Kaiser Permanente operations in Marin and Sonoma counties, said Kaiser’s contribution is aimed at hastening the opening of the psychiatric health center. “Due to the …

NYC Health

Readers sound off on health care after 9/11, airline fees and traditional church services | 12/4/2019

NYC Health + Hospitals has three Word Trade Center clinics that provide comprehensive medical and mental health services to individuals affected by the tragedy. Eligible New Yorkers include those who lived, worked, or went to school or day care in Manhattan south of Houston St. or in northwest areas of Brooklyn, between Sept. 11, 2001, and July 31, 2002; anyone who was present in the dust or the dust cloud on …

Adventist Health

Letters (December 4, 2019) | 12/4/2019

Adventist Health Hospital? Don’t you know some local nurses, counselors, experienced family members, and recovered clients who would want to work in a CRT, especially one that offered life transforming healing classes plus support to overcome addictions? Many people will choose that to improve their own health and wellbeing, and to avoid the trauma of hospitalization and incarceration. There were 85% of us who voted for Measure B and mental …

St. Joseph Health

Monday News Roundup - SFGate | 12/3/2019

… St. Joseph Health/Santa Rosa Hospital will contribute a total of $624,999 ($208,333 each) in one-time revenue for the facility’s first year of operation. The money will be used for Crestwood Behavioral Health, a Northern California-based mental health services provider, to establish the 16-bed regional facility that will provide 24-hour acute mental health services in a non-hospital setting. Crestwood will be responsible for identifying an …

Highmark Health

Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services | Healthcare Dive | 12/3/2019

… texting (27.3%). They’re planning to add or expand in a variety of areas including palliative care, veteran-specific care and mental health services. When asked about the top challenges they face, hiring qualified staff ranked … threatening conditions, has inked contracts with Ascension, CommonSpirit Health, and Highmark Health

Ascension

Home health agencies expanding, rolling out more telehealth services | Healthcare Dive | 12/3/2019

… texting (27.3%). They’re planning to add or expand in a variety of areas including palliative care, veteran-specific care and mental health services. When asked about the top challenges they face, hiring qualified staff ranked … recovering from non-life-threatening conditions, has inked contracts with Ascension, CommonSpirit Health, and Highmark Health …

Boston Medical Center

Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Population Health: The Balance Between Clinical Care and Public Health | Health Disparities | JAMA | JAMA Network | 12/2/2019

… and is recommended by the USPSTF, 8 the value of depression screening depends largely on the availability of high-quality mental health services. Even in the presence of such resources, many would argue that for … the source. Article Information Corresponding Author: Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH, Boston Medical Center, One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118 ( ). Published Online: December 2, 2019. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.18055 Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr …

McLean Hospital

Lawsuit Intensifies Focus on Role of College Mental Health Services | 11/29/2019

… who died by suicide between the years 2007 and 2017 were of Asian descent should raise an alarm for college mental health services. One of those suicides was Luke Tang, who took his own life … visited Tang during the week he was an inpatient at McLean Hospital after he attempted suicide on April 11, 2015. The dean informed Tang that as a condition of staying enrolled at Harvard, he would …

Harvard Medical School

Parental marijuana use was associated with elevated risk of substance use among adolescent and young adult offspring living in the same household | 11/28/2019

Posted November 27th, 2019 for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis… Wednesday, November 27, 2019 On Friday, JAMA Network Open published critical information for parents across the nation. The article indicates that recent and … on Drug Abuse and McLean Hospital, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. First, this article shows that parental past-year marijuana use is consistently associated with increased unadjusted risk of past-year marijuana, tobacco …

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

YourMomCares co-founders Sharon Feldstein and Patsy Noah. Ph | 11/27/2019

… mental wellness to children and young adults around the country. Among their partnerships with the Children’s Health Fund and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, YMC has donated to the Trevor Project, Moms Demand Action … families who are homeless. “So many people need access to mental health services, but children especially these days, are significantly more likely to have behavioral issues, sleeping problems [and] eating problems, as a result of …

Spectrum Health

For patients with addiction, nursing home care still has gaps - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA | 11/25/2019

… in rooms throughout the facility. WRHCC has partnerships for medication-assisted treatment, such as Suboxone or methadone, with CleanSlate and Spectrum Health Systems. The nursing home has a full-time substance use disorder counselor, two … Use Disorder grant, funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to look at how to transition people with medication-assisted treatment into nursing homes. “I think it’s a journey,” Magliozzi said …

Acadia Healthcare

Global Behavioral Health Markets, 2017-2019 and Forecast to 2027 - Acquisition & Partnerships by Service Providers in the U.S. and U.K. - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 11/25/2019

… 7.1. Introduction & Definition 7.2. Market Value Forecast, by Service, 2017-2027 7.2.1. Inpatient Hospital Treatment Services 7.2.2. Outpatient Counselling 7.2.3. Emergency Mental Health Services 7.2.4. Home-based Treatment Services 7.2.5. Others 7.3. Market Attractiveness, by Service … of Companies) 14.2. Competitive Business Strategies 14.3. Company Profiles 14.3.1. Acadia Healthcare 14.3.1.1. Company Overview 14.3.1.2. Product Portfolio 14.3.1.3. SWOT Analysis 14.3.1.4. Financial Overview 14.3.1.5. Strategic Overview 14.3.2. CareTech Holdings PLC 14.3.3. The MENTOR Network …

UPMC

Teens, young adults more likely to take up marijuana if parents use it | 11/23/2019

… the 2015 through 2018 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which are conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). The researchers focused on adolescents and young adults who had … Michael Lynch, medical director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center at UPMC. That said, the findings underscore the need for parents who use marijuana to “think about the impact this could have on their children,” Lynch …

Penn Medicine

Online Reviews Reveal Need for Specialized Drug Treatment Facility Assessments | 11/22/2019

Penn Medicine researchers which was published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . Using a machine learning application, researchers uncovered the most common themes associated with facilities’ reviews on Google and Yelp, then compared them to a survey run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) — the most widespread evaluation method currently used for these facilities. However, that survey is intended to be an inventory of …

Massachusetts General Hospital

New mental health services for veterans, military families | 11/22/2019

More than 100,000 veterans reside in Southwest Florida, yet many former service members across the state are lacking access to needed mental health services. Recently, a new collaboration aims to increase the availability of mental health services to area veterans and their families. Home Base Southwest Florida, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, announced its expansion and clinical partnership with Lee Health to offer mental health services

Allina Health

M Health Fairview to cut staff, consider trims to hospitals | Star Tribune | 11/22/2019

mental health services at St. Joseph’s. Competition from Google? Margins for Twin Cities’ hospitals systems had improved in recent years, in part through mergers that gave them stronger negotiating positions with health insurers over reimbursement rates. But signs of weakening have emerged. Bloomington-based HealthPartners recently announced 75 job cuts and the closure of its retail pharmacies. Minneapolis-based Allina Health reported revenue losses through the current fiscal year due …

IU Health

CAPS offers 30-minute sessions during busy time of year - Indiana Daily Student | 11/21/2019

A sign informing students about Counseling and Psychological Services sits on a table Nov. 20 in the IU Health Center. CAPS still offers 50-minute appointments, CAPS Director Denise Hayes said. However, it has begun … Government. She said she’s an advocate for CAPS and other mental health services at IU because of the slogan “IU is home.” “We should feel safe here,” Mishkin said. “We should feel happy here. We …

Sinai Health System

Job postings as of November 20, 2019 | 11/20/2019

… in case management as an equivalency. Experience in a court or criminal justice setting preferred. Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, adolescent development, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches preferred … safety, outcomes and efficiency of care delivered in the Mount Sinai Health System, an integrated health care system now encompassing seven hospitals within New York City. I-HDS is currently seeking a program manager who …

Mayo Clinic

BURNOUT: - Memphis | 11/19/2019

… work/life balance.” Medical Students and Physicians According to a survey published this year by the American Medical Association, the Mayo Clinic and Stanford University School of Medicine, 43.9 percent of physicians exhibit at least … science degree. UTHSC added counseling personnel, improved student access to mental health services and destigmatized mental health care by marrying it with academic support services and moving it out of a clinical setting. According to …

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Healthcare Times - Increasing Access to Mental Health Care for Children: | 11/19/2019

mental health services in children and adolescents , according to a report in the November/December issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer . Led by Andrea E. Spencer, MD, of Boston University School of Medicine and Rheanna E. Platt, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the researchers analyzed available evidence on direct and remote approaches to integrating mental …

Boston University School of Medicine

Healthcare Times - Increasing Access to Mental Health Care for Children: | 11/19/2019

mental health services in children and adolescents , according to a report in the November/December issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer . Led by Andrea E. Spencer, MD, of Boston University School of Medicine and Rheanna E. Platt, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the researchers analyzed available evidence on direct and remote approaches to integrating mental …

Sanford Health

LGBTQ people are more likely to attempt suicide, but one friend can make the difference | 11/19/2019

mental health services out of fear of being mistreated. Officials with Sanford Health, Essentia Health and Prairie St. John’s said they have in recent years changed their patient intake forms to provide options for gender identity, sexual orientation and preferred pronouns. That information is then part of a patient’s online medical file so it’s shared among all staff. “We as a healthcare organization deliver the best care when we understand …

Palomar Health

Double-sized crisis-stabilization unit takes shape at Palomar hospital | 11/18/2019

ESCONDIDO — With escrow closing in less than a year on its downtown Escondido medical campus, Palomar Health is on a short schedule to replace the mental health services that still occupy the nearly-empty structure. A large crane testified to the ticking clock last week as it plucked a pre-built chunk of what will soon be a new crisis-stabilization unit at Palomar Medical Center Escondido from a flatbed …

Sutter Health

Too dry | 11/15/2019

… in the upcoming elections are spoken by nearly 57,000 residents , the Asian Americans Advancing Justice said in a news release.” Sutter Health to pay $30M to settle secret kickback lawsuit; whistleblower to get slice Sacramento … system also will enroll 1,000 additional graduate students and expand mental health services and academic support in its drive to increase graduation rates and close the achievement gap among diverse student groups.” “The UC Student …

OhioHealth

New sheriff’s phone app to help citizens connect | 11/15/2019

… Rodney Smith. That’s because the Athens County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Athens-Hocking-Vinton Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services 317 Board and a third-party app development company to create an … partners with Hopewell Health Centers of Athens, Athens County EMS, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and the Athens City-County Health Department. The goal would be to allow for citizens to directly reach out to the overdose …

Cigna

Op-ed: Does Your Company’s ‘Good’ Insurance Actually Cover Mental Healthcare? | 12/3/2019

… is the gold standard. BCBS of Mississippi covers outpatient mental-health visits as primary care; for most people, this means a simple copay of $25 to $35 per visit. In contrast, plans like Cigna, Aetna and United Healthcare create financial barriers for patients in several ways. They classify outpatient mental-health visits as a higher-cost “specialty” visit. They set reimbursement rates so low — often less than a third what …

Aetna

Op-ed: Does Your Company’s ‘Good’ Insurance Actually Cover Mental Healthcare? | 12/3/2019

… the gold standard. BCBS of Mississippi covers outpatient mental-health visits as primary care; for most people, this means a simple copay of $25 to $35 per visit. In contrast, plans like Cigna, Aetna and United Healthcare create financial barriers for patients in several ways. They classify outpatient mental-health visits as a higher-cost “specialty” visit. They set reimbursement rates so low — often less than a third what BCBS …

Molina Healthcare

This month in WisGOP Vos/Nygren BS | 11/29/2019

… approved by the federal government, the Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan (WIHSP), consumers have seen consistent reductions in healthcare rates. Additionally, Molina Healthcare returned to the Wisconsin healthcare market. According to Molina, their decision was the … documents under the public records law mentioning GOP lawmakers and mental health services for farmers. Nygren made a similar request to the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The department provided its records …

UnitedHealthcare

Less healthy than Gen Xers, millennials see rise in depression, substance abuse - Hartford Courant | 11/29/2019

… an outpatient program that treats young adults for medical and mental health issues. According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) , there are 413 facilities in Connecticut that offer substance abuse … 30%, while others ranged between 1% (ConnectiCare Benefits) and 29% (UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company). Under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance plans and issuers that offer coverage for dependent children are required to make that …

Humana

10 updates on UnitedHealth Group | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

Humana saw their shares rise on new developments that may diminish the chance for “Medicare for All” being implemented in the near future.4. UnitedHealth appointed Sir Andrew Witty as its president Nov. 11. 5. UnitedHealthcare, the insurance arm of UnitedHealth, is facing another lawsuit that alleges the health insurer discriminated against members who received mental health services.6. UnitedHealth appointed Patricia Lewis as its chief human resources officer.7 …

Health Net

Millennials see rise in depression, substance abuse - GreenwichTime | 11/22/2019

… an outpatient program that treats young adults for medical and mental health issues. According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) , there are 413 facilities in Connecticut that offer substance abuse … vice president of Hartford HealthCare and president of its Behavioral Health Network. “Those deductibles are a lot of money for young people,” she said. When forced to prioritize individual health decisions, “mental healthcare is going …

Indian Health Service

Medicare For All: Everything You Need To Know | 11/22/2019

… healthcare services. These services consist of doctor visits, hospital stays, emergency room visits, substance use disorder treatment, dental, vision, and mental health services, long-term care and reproductive health care. Prescription drug cost sharing will … Sanders’ Medicare for All won’t affect the Veterans’ Administration or Indian Health Service. It will, however, abolish TRICARE, the health care program for the military. The health care program of the United States Department of …

UPMC Health Plan

Google Alert - care plan | 11/16/2019

… Treatment Program (OTP) … Flag as irrelevant UPMC Value-Based Drug Contract Hinges On Disability Progression HealthPayerIntelligence.com The contract will connect UPMC Health Plan members with two specialty … together to offer members with multiple sclerosis comprehensive … system also will enroll 1,000 additional graduate students and expand mental health services and academic support in its drive to increase … Flag as irrelevant Children’s Institute shrinks footprint as health care market shifts Pittsburgh Post …

Peoples Health

Community Support Specialist Supervisor - Saint Louis, MO, , USA #jobs #Saint Louis pls RT | 11/12/2019

Job Detail for Community Support Specialist Supervisor Job Location: Peoples Health Centers Family of Companies, Saint Louis, MO, Community Support Specialist Supervisor Job Location: Peoples Health Centers Family of Companies, Saint Louis, MO, , USA Jobs In Community Support Specialist … Jobs In Community Supp… Jobs In Community… ALM Hopewell Center provides comprehensive mental health services to children and adults in the northern and central parts of the City of St. Louis …

Magellan Health

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Kai Kahele, Telemedicine, Shareh Ghani, MD | 11/7/2019

… that report will be used to form potential additional telehealth legislation in the 2020 session. 4. Video: Shareh Ghani, MD, Magellan Health Shareh Ghani , MD, is the Vice President Medical Director at Magellan Health . He … to cut down on police involvement and connect individuals to mental health services they may need. Officials from Florida, Arizona , California , among others, gave presentations on some of the mental health initiatives finding success in …

AmeriHealth

Pay Attention to the Warning Signs of Depression, Suicide Risk - FOX21- Entertaining Delmarva One Click at a Time | 10/23/2019

… symptoms last for more than two weeks may be having a major depressive episode, according to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).Data from Mental Health America’s 2017 State of Mental Health … thought,” says Dr. Robert Hockmuth, market chief medical officer for AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire, a managed care organization serving New Hampshire Medicaid enrollees. “We should think of mental illness in much the same way.”According …

Amerihealth Caritas

Pay Attention to the Warning Signs of Depression, Suicide Risk - FOX21- Entertaining Delmarva One Click at a Time | 10/23/2019

… symptoms last for more than two weeks may be having a major depressive episode, according to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).Data from Mental Health America’s 2017 State of Mental Health … thought,” says Dr. Robert Hockmuth, market chief medical officer for AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire, a managed care organization serving New Hampshire Medicaid enrollees. “We should think of mental illness in much the same way.”According …

Premera Blue Cross

Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B | MobiHealthNews | 10/4/2019

… sciences and clinical services. It is planning to expand globally within the next two years. Ginger focuses on providing digital mental health services including behavior health coaching, video therapy, tele-psychiatry visits and other self … organizations can more easily manage their data. $24.00 Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, Great Point Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Leverage Health Solutions The new funding will support the company’s growth as it enters new markets …

SCAN Health Plan

SCAN Program Improves Access to Mental Healthcare for Seniors and Caregivers | PR Newswire | 8/27/2019

LONG BEACH, California , Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – SCAN Health Plan® , one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plans, today announced the recent publication of the results from their Insights program … adults is expected to double by 2020, the need for mental health services will become more critical. “As the aging population continues to grow, we must identify and eliminate the obstacles that keep seniors and …

Louisiana Healthcare Connections

Fueled by latest $60M funding round, Quartet Health partners with Louisiana, Illinois Medicaid plans | FierceHealthcare | 6/19/2019

… The New York City-based startup announced partnerships with Chicago-based IlliniCare Health, a Medicaid health plan in Illinois, and Louisiana Healthcare Connections, a Medicaid health plan with 450,000 members across Louisiana. Both health plans … health diagnosis are enrolled in Medicaid, the main provider of mental health services for people affected by serious mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The average spend of a Medicaid …

Fidelis Care

City’s $92.8B budget funds mental health, abortion care | Crain’s New York Business | 6/17/2019

… Centene, the country’s largest Medicaid managed-care organization, is wasting no time pouring money into one of New York’s fast-growing health tech startups after entering the local market last year by acquiring Fidelis Care of Queens. The company said Friday that it contributed to a $60 million Series D investment in Quartet Health, a mental-health technology company in Manhattan. Centene was joined in the investment by previous funders …

Wellcare

Quartet Health raises $60 million led by health insurer Centene - Business Insider | 6/14/2019

… investment in a startup is a rare move for Centene, which in March announced plans to acquire the health insurer WellCare in a $17.3 billion deal. Click here for more BI Prime stories. The largest … Centene’s presence in the Medicaid market and its spending on mental health services as a reason to turn to Quartet. “It’s pretty logical that they would come to us,” Lamont said. Mental healthcare in Medicaid …

Gateway Health

Highmark Health’s Multipronged War on Opioids Demonstrates Results | PRWeb | 4/16/2019

Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that will support the implementation and evaluation of enhanced substance use screening and intervention services in the primary care setting. Additionally, AHN and Gateway Health have partnered to launch an Enhanced Pain Management Program which takes a novel, holistic approach to treating a patient’s pain without opioids. The first such clinic has opened at the AHN Institute for Pain Medicine near West Penn Hospital, with …

Wellcare Health Plans

Ex-WellCare general counsel gets six months in U.S. prison | Reuters | 11/23/2017

… general counsel gets six months in U.S. prison Nate Raymond 3 Min Read (Reuters) - A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making … healthcare administration, overstating the amount the company’s subsidiaries spent on mental health services for Medicaid patients. Under a 2002 Florida law, companies were required to spend 80 percent of the Medicaid dollars they received for …

Donald Trump

Displaced by the earthquake, Puerto Ricans cope with constant aftershocks and uncertainty | NBC News | 1/16/2020

… Sofia said in Spanish as she played with some colorful clay that a volunteer, a college psychology student, gave her to help calm her down. An official from ASSMCA, Puerto Rico’s Office of Mental Health Services and Addiction Prevention , quickly held the hands of a woman who started to panic after the powerful aftershock. She started doing breathing exercises with the woman and later sat down with her in one …

Tom Wolf

Governor Outlines Effort to Bolster Mental Health Services | U.S. News & World Report | 1/2/2020

Pennsylvania News Governor Outlines Effort to Bolster Mental Health Services Pennsylvania’s governor is starting the year with an effort to improve mental health services and change public perceptions of mental illness. By Associated Press , Wire … mental illness was announced Thursday by Pennsylvania ‘ governor. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is rolling out an initiative that includes more resources and a public outreach campaign similar to an approach the state has deployed in …

Joe Biden

FLIP-FLOP CROOKED LAWYER KAMALA HARRIS THROWS IN THE TOWEL - “Kamala tried to run on race, but she was a privileged girl from a wealthy family who slept her way into politics.” | 12/4/2019

… Maya pushed Kamala into the same radical policy space as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren while trying to compete for Joe Biden’s black voters. But Kamala and Maya were too detached from the black community … Californians may have spotted a re-run of the state’s Mental Health Services act, which raised some $13.2 billion with no noticeable benefits for anyone. Harris raised $12 million in the first three months of …

Bernie Sanders

FLIP-FLOP CROOKED LAWYER KAMALA HARRIS THROWS IN THE TOWEL - “Kamala tried to run on race, but she was a privileged girl from a wealthy family who slept her way into politics.” | 12/4/2019

… the biggest part that doesn’t involve Willie Brown, got buried. Maya pushed Kamala into the same radical policy space as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren while trying to compete for Joe Biden’s black voters. But … Californians may have spotted a re-run of the state’s Mental Health Services act, which raised some $13.2 billion with no noticeable benefits for anyone. Harris raised $12 million in the first three months of …

Elizabeth Warren

FLIP-FLOP CROOKED LAWYER KAMALA HARRIS THROWS IN THE TOWEL - “Kamala tried to run on race, but she was a privileged girl from a wealthy family who slept her way into politics.” | 12/4/2019

… that doesn’t involve Willie Brown, got buried. Maya pushed Kamala into the same radical policy space as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren while trying to compete for Joe Biden’s black voters. But Kamala and Maya … Californians may have spotted a re-run of the state’s Mental Health Services act, which raised some $13.2 billion with no noticeable benefits for anyone. Harris raised $12 million in the first three months of …

Ajit Pai

FCC considering three-digit suicide prevention hotline | 12/4/2019

With suicide rates rising in the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing the establishment of 988 as a national 3-digit number to help people access suicide prevention and mental health services. While a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline already exists – and can reached at (1-800-273-TALK) – FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says an easy-to-reach number would result in more people getting the assistance they need. “Even though …

Tulsi Gabbard

FLIP-FLOP CROOKED LAWYER KAMALA HARRIS THROWS IN THE TOWEL - “Kamala tried to run on race, but she was a privileged girl from a wealthy family who slept her way into politics.” | 12/4/2019

… of rival Elizabeth Warren, Harris offered no price tag, and Californians may have spotted a re-run of the state’s Mental Health Services act, which raised some $13.2 billion with no noticeable benefits for anyone … House,” who deserved to be impeached. Harris also attacked candidate Tulsi Gabbard for criticizing the previous president on Fox News. Gabbard charged that Harris “will continue the status-quo” policy of “regime change wars.” Like …

Kamala Harris

FLIP-FLOP CROOKED LAWYER KAMALA HARRIS THROWS IN THE TOWEL - “Kamala tried to run on race, but she was a privileged girl from a wealthy family who slept her way into politics.” | 12/4/2019

That Girl Who Wasted Millions and Dropped Out Before a Primary Was Me The Kamala Harris campaign was doomed from the start. December 4, 2019 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the … Californians may have spotted a re-run of the state’s Mental Health Services act, which raised some $13.2 billion with no noticeable benefits for anyone. Harris raised $12 million in the first three months of …

Theresa May

Conservative plan for the NHS – but does it add up? | 12/4/2019

… In his first 100 days as prime minister, Boris Johnson made several pledges and confirmed those of the former PM Theresa May to support the NHS. Many of these feature in the Conservative Party manifesto … address waiting times and the under-provision of much needed mental health services . The Conservatives are also continuing with their pursuit to “upgrade 20 hospitals and build 40 new ones”. This was previously pledged at …

Bill Lee

Wednesday, December 4 | 12/4/2019

Government cannot do it all, Gov. Bill Lee says, Tennessee needs churches to help fix the state’s problems (Tennessean) Gov. Bill Lee says Tennessee needs churches to help fix the problems facing the state because … want and need. I have dedicated thirty years to providing mental health services and alcohol and substance use treatment, and I have seen the negative impacts of that gap in care too often. There’s a …

Kim Reynolds

Mental-health resources scarce at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, researchers say | 12/4/2019

… it is for suicidal ideation or other behavioral issues, they may need a psychiatric bed, but because the state is so low on those, we have a hard time placing them …” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed off on the state’s first comprehensive child’s mental-health system May 1. The bill, House File 690, requires Iowa’s mental-health regions to implement certain crisis response and treatment services across Iowa. It also …

Hector De La Torre

TCHS- Employer-based Health Coverage Remains Strong | 12/4/2019

… mental health services, according to findings from a new survey released by national nonprofit Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS). There is awareness of employee physical health impacts in the workplace in terms of absenteeism and productivity,” said Hector De La Torre , executive director of Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS). “But the near-unanimous acknowledgement of what was formerly a taboo subject in the workplace shows that mental health …

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg Vows to Free 316K Accused ‘Non-Violent’ Criminals from Jail | 12/4/2019

Nadler’s Turn Trump Badge of Honor @ NATO Kamala Calls Quits Nunes Sues CNN Communist China Michael Bloomberg Vows to Free 316K Accused ‘Non-Violent’ Criminals from Jail 655 Yana Paskova/Getty Images John Binder 3 … including drug treatment and creating programs that reduce recidivism, provide mental health services and help people re-enter society and find employment.” Bloomberg’s embrace of ending bail comes as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D …

Mike Parson

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 12/3/2019

… other states who are trying to tackle an epidemic of youth vaping by raising taxes on electronic cigarettes, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said he’s not looking at that as an option. “I don’t know if … The vast majority of those visits were for behavioral or mental health services, said Rachel Mutrux, senior program director at the network. (12/2) Modern Healthcare: Amazon Launches Medical Transcription Service Amazon on Monday unveiled Transcribe …

Amy Klobuchar

De Blasio won’t join other mayors at forum quizzing presidential candidates in Iowa this week - New York Daily News | 12/3/2019

… communities.” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend, Ill., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and businessman Tom Steyer have been confirmed for the forum. It will come … Yorkers and one who recognizes federal investment in housing and mental health services is a must to improve the lives of so many,” de Blasio spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said in a statement. Hizzoner famously tried …

Pete Buttigieg

De Blasio won’t join other mayors at forum quizzing presidential candidates in Iowa this week - New York Daily News | 12/3/2019

… country, will quiz the candidates about their agendas “for America’s communities.” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend, Ill., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and businessman Tom … Yorkers and one who recognizes federal investment in housing and mental health services is a must to improve the lives of so many,” de Blasio spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said in a statement. Hizzoner famously tried …

Cory Booker

De Blasio won’t join other mayors at forum quizzing presidential candidates in Iowa this week - New York Daily News | 12/3/2019

… with others from all over the country, will quiz the candidates about their agendas “for America’s communities.” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend, Ill., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Minnesota … Yorkers and one who recognizes federal investment in housing and mental health services is a must to improve the lives of so many,” de Blasio spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said in a statement. Hizzoner famously tried …

Lori Lightfoot

De Blasio won’t join other mayors at forum quizzing presidential candidates in Iowa this week - New York Daily News | 12/3/2019

… by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and a nonprofit called Accelerator for America. Mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Lori Lightfoot of Chicago, along with others from all over the country, will quiz the … Yorkers and one who recognizes federal investment in housing and mental health services is a must to improve the lives of so many,” de Blasio spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said in a statement. Hizzoner famously tried …

Richard Sackler

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 12/3/2019

… pack, it is the lowest in the nation. (Erickson, 12/2) Opioid Crisis Emails From Purdue Pharma Reveal Just How Aggressively Richard Sackler Pushed Back Against Addiction Warnings Following a years-long court battle, Stat obtained … The vast majority of those visits were for behavioral or mental health services, said Rachel Mutrux, senior program director at the network. (12/2) Modern Healthcare: Amazon Launches Medical Transcription Service Amazon on Monday unveiled Transcribe …

Tony Evers

Kaul, Walker weigh in on solutions for school shootings | 12/3/2019

… mental health services,” Kaul said to reporters at a news conference in West Allis. “I’d like to see our Office of School Safety continue and I hope to see it get expanded support from our state legislature.” Kaul has also been a vocal supporter of red flag laws and universal background checks. Both ideas were put before the Legislature in a Special Session called by Governor Tony Evers last month …

Gretchen Whitmer

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 12/3/2019

The Hill: Michigan Governor Calls For Pause In Medicaid Work Requirements Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is calling for a pause in the state’s Medicaid work requirements to avoid coverage losses on Jan. 1, The … The vast majority of those visits were for behavioral or mental health services, said Rachel Mutrux, senior program director at the network. (12/2) Modern Healthcare: Amazon Launches Medical Transcription Service Amazon on Monday unveiled Transcribe …

John Kelly

Issue 289: Echo V, Jermaine Sellers, Harry Uzoka, Blacksplaining, Sean Zevran, Diego Lauzen, Hoyt Kogan, and more… | 12/3/2019

… Twinks 4 Trump founder loses job after appearing on white supremacist podcast. Trump rages at “crazed, crying lowlife” Omarosa , praises John Kelly for “firing that dog”. Trump calling Omarosa a “dog” isn’t just racist or … first time. Viral Twitter thread shows the horrifying state of mental health services in the UK. Model George Koh guilty of killing rival after Instagram row . “Koh stabbed Harry Uzoka to death in London as …

Mike DeWine

Health and human services agencies present budget cases to Cuyahoga County Council | 12/2/2019

… Family Services and the Office of Child Support. On October 17, the committee heard from the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, the Office of Homeless Services, Family and … be expected from the state, in a budget where Governor Mike DeWine allocated more dollars for drug treatment as a result of the opioid crisis. Osiecki similarly explained that the state had not yet figured …

London Breed

Supes to vote on proposal for more services to treat mentally ill, substance users – The San Francisco Examiner | 12/2/2019

A compromise proposal to mandate the expansion of mental health services in San Francisco to help thousands of residents could cost up to $178 million a year, according to a new report, but a cap is built into the effort to keep costs below $150 million. The legislation to create Mental Health SF was introduced on Nov. 12 by Mayor London Breed after negotiations with supervisors Matt Haney and Hillary …

David Geffen

New Analysis From One-Year Study of Monthly Buprenorphine Extended-Release Injections Showed Improved or Stable Patient-Centered Outcomes | Yahoo News | 12/2/2019

… extend beyond abstinence and treatment retention,” said the study’s lead author, Walter Ling , MD, Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA . “These results showed that patients experienced improvements in physical … Department of Health and Human (HHS), Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA). Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction . HHS Publication No. (SMA) 09-4443, First printed 2009. Revised …