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US health care systems reduce costs, improve patient experience by delivering integrative care

US health care systems and clinics report reducing costs, improving patient experience and health, while enhancing clinician wellbeing by delivering integrative care, according to a new white paper published by The Family Medicine Education Consortium and Samueli Foundation. The Case for Delivering Whole-Person Health Care details how shifting treatment practices to a whole-person approach that … Read more

Odds for Mental Illness Rise in Kids After Concussion | Health News

(HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Kids who’ve suffered a concussion are at heightened risk of mental health issues in the aftermath, a large new study suggests. The researchers found that compared with their peers, children and teenagers with a past concussion were 39% more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health … Read more

OHSU receives funding to launch behavioral health services coordination effort

A psychologist takes notes as a teen speaks during a mental health meeting. Oregon Health & Science University will receive $1.5 million to develop plans for coordinated behavioral health services throughout the state. (Getty Images) Oregon Health & Science University will develop a plan to coordinate available behavioral health services statewide, thanks to $1.5 million … Read more

Mental health issues top list of concerns in Fredericksburg region | Local News

More than half the people participating in the 2022 Community Health Assessment rated mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, stress and suicide, as the most important health issue facing the region. Second on the list was COVID-19 followed by alcohol, drug and opiate abuse. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how destructive it is when our … Read more

Clinical decision support system may help improve cardiovascular health in patients with severe mental illness

In a new study, researchers demonstrated that they can significantly lower cardiovascular risk for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) by using a clinical decision support system that prompts doctors to provide individualized informational handouts about a patient’s cardiovascular risk and recommendations treatment. The findings suggest the use of clinical decision support systems to prompt … Read more

Addressing mental health for those affected by the war in Ukraine at USU

LOGAN, Utah (ABC4) – As the war in Ukraine continues, officials at Utah State University are paying close attention to the needs of their students and staff. The university offers many different services to address mental health and offers some tips to the public to help ease anxiety during the crisis in eastern Europe. “With … Read more

Mental health, childcare measures moving forward | News, Sports, Jobs

We have two more weeks until the second funnel. Any of the bills that do not make it to the House floor (excluding Appropriations and Ways and Means bills) before the second funnel will be dead. Last week was light on committee work and heavy on floor debate. Appropriations House File 2125, a … Read more

City Council contemplating adding support to KPD for mental health situations | Local News

Though his name was not specifically mentioned, the name of Patrick Warren Sr. hung heavy over a proposal at the Killeen City Council’s workshop meeting last week to consider pursuing the creation of a mental health intervention program. Warren, a 52-year-old Killeen resident, was shot and killed in front of his home by a Killeen … Read more

Employers need to reach out for mental health issues

Every company has one of those bubbly, “can-do” workers, full of vision and enthusiasm. Through most of his career, Chris Piedmont embodied this to a T — that is, until the spring of 2020. “I became standoffish,” said the 30-year-old Brooklyn resident. Not only was it the early, traumatic days of the COVID-19 pandemic, but … Read more

Workforce woes at issue for mental health care; Sen. Creigh Deeds continues pursuit | Govt. & Politics

RICHMOND — A larger workforce is needed to improve outcomes for the growing scores of people seeking mental health care in Southwest Virginia and beyond, according to officials striving to expand those services. In 2020, one out of five adults said they had received mental health treatment in the prior year, according to interview data … Read more