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Healthcare Workforce Crisis in America: Combating Employee Turnover

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Recently, the healthcare industry is experiencing a significant increase in demand of their services. It is projected that healthcare occupations will grow over the next decade by between 15.3 and 23.6 percent. While this is encouraging, this growth can also be alarming as the industry is simultaneously experiencing a workforce crisis due to a scarcity of qualified applicants. A large...

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One Child's Story of Integrated Care

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A young boy, Tommy, shuffles his feet into the consult room followed by his mother and grandmother. Fidgety, hesitant, and anxious, he picks at his oversized clothing. The clothes couldn’t hide that this child is overweight.

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All About Accreditation: 9 Questions from Human Services Professionals

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Earlier this year, Relias hosted a two-part webinar series with Jennifer Flowers, CEO of Accreditation Guru. These covered the basics of accreditation and the human services industry: what is it, why to do it, review of accreditation bodies and stories from those who have been there--surveyors and consultants.  We wanted to make sure these webinars were helpful, practical and gave you...

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Suicide and Stigma: Isn’t it Time for a Shift in Mindset?

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In light of the publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I want to focus on the important issue of suicide and how we can continue to help those with behavioral health conditions receive the treatment, understanding and attention that those with physical health conditions receive. Following these celebrity suicides,

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Successful Integrated Care Takes a Village, Too

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), integrated care is defined as “the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare.” Put simply, integrated care provides whole-person care in coordination with different health professionals.

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Whole Person, Whole Passion, Whole Career

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You know the old joke, which came first, the chicken or the egg? That’s how I view integrated care and my career. While the integrated care label may be dominating headlines — with providers across the continuum talking about treating the “whole person” — I think that my career has targeted an integrated approach from day one.

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Integrated Care: Why Is It More Important Now for Healthcare Organizations to Improve?

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This blog was first posted in November 2017. We are reposting an updated version here in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

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13 Reasons Why: They Are Talking (Again), and We Should Be, Too

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Author’s Note: In the blog post that follows, we discussed the Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why,” and the impact it had on children and adolescents. There is some controversy among experts in the behavioral health and education fields who work with children, youth, and families. Netflix recently announced the release date of season two (end of May 2018), and this has triggered another round of...

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March Is Social Work Appreciation Month: What About the Rest of the Year?

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Social workers perform a vital role in helping individuals access services and resources they need. They act as advocates for safety among children, youth and families, and become licensed and impromptu counselors or legal assistants. They take on the duties of providing health care in clinical settings, temporary companionship or guardians for at-risk individuals, and secretarial-type work...

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The Power of Words: A Primer on Non-Stigmatizing Suicide Terms

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A quick Google search using the words “committed suicide” pulls up countless links to newspaper headlines that practically shout this phrase with their bolded typeface, indelibly stamping it into our society’s lexicon. So if it is standard speak to use this phrase in our society, can there really be anything wrong with it? Unequivocally, yes.

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