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

I grew up as the youngest of 2 girls in a tight knit family in the Midwest.  We were a pretty regular family by most people's definition. Though I went on to college, marriage and family while maintaining a fulfilling career in Software, my sister had a very different path. After a tumultuous period in late middle school, my sister began smoking, experimented with drugs and alcohol, skipped...

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Long-Term Treatment for Addiction Provides Higher Success Rates

September is National Recovery Month: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to raise awareness of disorders related to substance use and mental health. This month is also a time to celebrate those who have recovered. The SAMHSA’s annual Recovery Month theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities....

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First Glance: Commission to Reduce Opioid Abuse, Barriers to Care, and Suicide

The risk of opioid overdose has reached an all-time high, killing approximately 91 people daily, asserts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In keeping with his campaign promises, President Trump established the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis via executive order on March 29, 2017, reports the Office of the Press Secretary. But, what has the...

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Telehealth and Telepsychiatry Best Practices

What do you think standard mental health care or general health care will look like within the next five years?

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Considerations in Telehealth and "Telemental Health"

The benefits of telehealth are obvious. Your organization can provide greater access to health care and mental health services without necessarily expanding your physical facilities. Given the inherent risk of missed, late or inadequate appointments when caring for individuals with mental health issues, telehealth holds great promise. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association coined the...

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Rural Healthcare Brings Vitality to Small Communities

Rural healthcare does more than bring medical care to patients in sparsely populated areas – healthcare can bring vitality to rural communities.

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Recruitment and Retention for Community Health Centers and Rural Health Facilities

Recruitment and retention have become increasingly important for community health centers and rural health facilities across the nation as tens of thousands of doctor and nurse positions remain vacant.

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What Is Trauma Sensitive Language?

Q&A from a Trauma Informed Care Webinar

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

Hype over a television show, particularly one with a riveting storyline, may seem like nothing out of the ordinary. Though I am showing my age, I recall the drama at school when everyone burst in that morning after J.R. Ewing had been shot. My graduate school classmates analyzed and overanalyzed the characters from Melrose Place. However, the impact of social media has presented a vehicle for...

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Did We Create the Opioid Epidemic?

We’ve all heard these phrases like the ones below since childhood, from people in positions of authority:

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