Marshall University has been awarded more than $850,000 in effort to increase the number of behavioral health providers serving underserved populations and people in rural areas. “Providing funding to enhance behavioral health workforce capacity is a worthwhile investment,” said Amy Saunders, director of Marshall’s Wellness Center.
Mental health services don’t exist in a vacuum. They are deeply influenced by developments in the greater health care landscape. These stories will give you an idea of what’s going with the Affordable Care Act, the health care workforce, efforts at institutional reform, government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, system-wide weakness in the provision of care, and efforts to address racial and ethnic disparities.
Today, the Center for Place-Based Initiatives, an innovative program of the Department of Population Health in the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, issued its second Call for Ideas — inviting people from every part of the community to offer ideas for improving health in tangible ways.
A federal program that provides health insurance for about 390,000 Texas children must be reauthorized by Congress by the end of the month. Most of the children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP, are in working-class families. “This is a lifeline,” says Joyce Mauk, a pediatrician in Fort Worth and president Read more
We examine the impact of mental health based primary care on physical health treatment among community mental health center patients in New York State using propensity score adjusted difference in difference models.
This week, it was revealed that the number of Japanese people aged 90 or over has hit the two million mark for the first time. So, what is it that they’re putting in the water in Japan? Have they found a mainstream supply to the fountain of youth?
The United States spent an estimated $201 billion on mental disorders in 2013, which made it the costliest medical condition in the country, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs.
People with pre-existing conditions, pregnant women among those who lose out in GOP’s health care bill
The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. health care bill
“There is recovery. People go on to lead good lives. And infusing that mentality into mental health care is critical to the success and wellbeing of individuals with mental health needs,” says Stephany Bryan, Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison at the Hogg Foundation.
The University of the Incarnate Word was one of two Texas universities to receive Hogg Foundation funding to address social determinants of health. Instead of treating a disease, osteopathic medicine aims to delve deeper, looking into family culture, background, living circumstances and work.
If you are among those concerned about our city’s struggles with the homeless or think increasing jail populations and costs are issues that must be addressed, we direct your attention to a recent study on Northeast Texas mental health.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $200 million to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health organizations to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services. opioid crisis
Habitat for Humanity was given $100,000, which they’ll use to combat homelessness and build homes for veterans. Community Healthcore received $300,000, which will be used to target mental illness and outreach for veterans. Both groups urge anyone who knows of a veteran needing assistance to contact them.
In a busy health week for Congress, Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee agreed on a proposal to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five more years, while Republicans and Democrats at the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee continued to pursue a joint plan to stabilize the individual health insurance market.
On Oct. 17, faculty and staff of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin will begin treating patients at UT Health Austin, a new practice that will use innovative team-based models and strategies to provide care focused on an individual’s health and personal goals.
Despite its promise, it has been a slow process for shared decision-making to be accepted in the mental health field relative to other areas of medicine. Provider-dominated decision making characterizes many psychiatric consultations.
African Americans endure more intense and frequent mental and behavioral health issues than their counterparts, at least in part related to poverty and exposure to racism and discrimination, both of which disproportionately affect minorities.
Most people – including most physicians — think of pain as a physical symptom, but science reveals that emotions also play a big role. In other words – psychology is integral to the pain experience, and it can make it better or worse.
The idea, explained Dr. Benjamin Maxwell, Rady’s director of child and adolescent services, is to create a separate space for the exploding number of children who are walking through the hospital’s doors with urgent mental health needs.
A new United States Census Bureau report shows the percentage of uninsured Texans dropped from 22.1 percent in 2013 to 16.6 percent in 2016. Despite the drop, Texas still reported the highest uninsured rate of all 50 states — and almost double the national uninsured rate of 8.8 percent.
Since taking on the new mental health lead role last year, Munday has been focusing on the professional concerns facing Unite’s mental health nursing membership – most of whom belong to the Mental Health Nurses Association, which provides clinical and professional support to 2,000 mental health nurses and students.
Significantly fewer mental health professionals participate in provider networks than do primary care providers, according to an analysis of Affordable Care Act (ACA) provider networks appearing in the September issue of Health Affairs.
An innovative program that provides mental-health help in a rural area desperate for such services is on the cusp of closure, partly because state officials haven’t arranged a way for it to bill Medicaid.
Houston has started to slowly assess the damage after historic damage from Hurricane Harvey last week — but as the flood water recedes, the city will also have to grapple with threats to public health.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. To those in the healthcare community and countless mental health and substance abuse allies, suicide prevention is a year-round mission.
Low-income Americans are more likely than the general population to struggle with mental illness, according to the Center for Disease Control, and less likely to get help for it. But Medicaid has the potential to ease the impact that mental health has on the cycle of poverty.
A 2016 National Alliance on Mental Illness survey found 80 percent of respondents were more likely to have difficulty finding a therapist who would accept their insurance compared with other types of specialty medical care. That may make apps that promise low-cost plans, such as $79 a session or $150 a month, attractive to investigate.
Give an Hour™ Offers Free Mental Health Services in Response to the Massive Destruction of Hurricane Harvey in Texas
Give an Hour™ a national nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005, announces that it is opening its network to provide immediate and long term mental health support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Give an Hour will extend these services to those affected by Hurricane Irma should the need arise.
Without integrated care and intersectoral collaboration, it will continue to be difficult to prevent suicide in people with substance use disorders.
You can also be on the lookout for Hurricane Harvey’s mental health impacts among people who live far from flooded communities. Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, images of the ongoing disaster in Texas have been enough to intensify what some experts call “Katrina brain.”