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Wellness/Recovery

Integrated Care: Wellness-Oriented Peer Approaches

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  • Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 15:32
  • Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 15:32
  • Written by Lydia Richard

A Key Ingredient for Integrated Care

http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=1718823

This column defines whole health and wellness and provides an overview of the wellness and peer movement, peer wellness coaching, the role and potential roles of peers in integrated healthcare systems, and the differences between the wellness model and the traditional medical model. Implications of the Affordable Care Act and the changing face of the healthcare system are discussed alongside how these changes will redefine the experience of individuals in recovery and also bring new opportunities for peers working in the healthcare system.

 

 

Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

  • Parent Category: Resources
  • Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 14:31
  • Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:16
  • Written by Lydia Richard

http://healthfinder.gov/prevention/ViewTopic.aspx?topicID=73&;cnt=1&areaID=1 

There’s a lot you can do to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. If it’s not controlled, diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease and other health problems.

A Roadmap to Wellness for Individuals Living With Mental Illness

  • Parent Category: Resources
  • Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 14:31
  • Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:38
  • Written by Lydia Richard

This booklet from the NAMI Hearts & Minds program has information about the importance of staying healthy in both mind and body. You’ll find resources on quitting smoking, substance abuse and alcoholism, healthy eating and the importance of regular exercise.

http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Hearts_and_Minds/FINALfinalRoadmaptoWellness.pdf

New Guide to States' Opportunities to Expand Medicaid

  • Parent Category: Resources
  • Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 14:31
  • Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:27
  • Written by Lydia Richard

Help your state make the best choices!

July 18, 2012 -- The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has released a new guide to help advocates, providers and state leaders improve health coverage and mental health services in the states. Now is the time to help state leaders understand the benefits of expanding Medicaid eligibility. States that do opt for the Medicaid expansion will also have to make other critical decisions to ensure people with mental illness have access to the services they need. The guide addresses these and related issues in depth.

 

The optional expansion presents states with an unparalleled opportunity to secure federal funding for health care for low-income Americans. Scores of these individuals endure serious mental illnesses, other health challenges and even homelessness. However, people with low incomes and mental illnesses deserve the opportunity to lead a full life in the community like everyone else.  

 

Expanding Medicaid eligibility and making other wise policy choices now available under the Affordable Care Act will go a long way toward this goal. Read the guide here

Funded In Part By:

Wrendy Hayne Mental Health Fund-Maine Community Foundation

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