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2014-04-03 08:30:23

Peer approach outlined in Affordable Care Act can improve quality of care and reduce costs LEAWOOD, Kan. and WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as seven million Americans obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Peers for Progress and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released a report that examines how peer support programs improve health outcomes by boosting outreach and education for disease prevention and management. The report,...

2014-02-26 23:29:17

Organizations in Texas, Virginia, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts accredited by Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Five organizations have received full accreditation status for their peer recovery support services (PRSS) programs from the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS). In its first-ever round of awards, CAPRSS accredited: The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction...

2014-01-08 11:16:37

Patients perceive nonclinical care setting as 'helpful and positive' Emergency departments may not be the best choice for persons suffering from severe mental illness or emotional distress. According to a new qualitative study by DePaul University School of Nursing researchers, persons in a mental health crisis may be better served in an alternative recovery-oriented, homelike environment instead of a traditional emergency department. "Hospital emergency departments are not set up for...

2013-10-18 04:21:51

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and The Balanced Mind Foundation Join Forces CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and The Balanced Mind Foundation (TBMF) are joining forces to improve the mental health of, and facilitate wellness for, individuals living with mood disorders from childhood throughout adulthood. Historically DBSA's programming has been almost exclusively focused on adults with the lived experience...

2013-10-02 23:03:38

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: a free mobile app by Wellness Foundry helps breast cancer survivors eat healthy, live healthy. New York (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 A group of breast cancer survivors who participated in a recent MealLogger case study found that the social food journal provided the peer support they were seeking to help achieve a healthy lifestyle post –treatment, according to Wellness Foundry, creators of MealLogger. Six women were recruited from a large, general...

2013-09-25 20:21:26

National awards program to recognize David O. Russell, Patrick Kennedy, and more who educate others about mental and/or substance use disorders LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight at the 2013 Voice Awards, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will honor Academy Award nominee David O. Russell, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, retired U.S. Army General Peter Chiarelli, as well as community leaders and TV, film and documentary...

2013-05-22 20:21:24

Independent Living Centers Offer Individuals a Safe Environment with Solutions SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as physical disabilities can be an obstacle to living independently, so can mental health disabilities. With approximately 25 percent, or one in four adults, living with mental illness, the need for services that provide solutions and assist individuals to live independently is great. It's well known that social factors, including where a person lives,...

2013-05-17 12:23:44

Goal is to expand mentoring of patients and families living with paralysis across the country SHORT HILLS, N.J., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today announced its Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) has partnered with Philadelphia's Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Peer Mentor Program. By teaming with Magee, which has been providing mentoring since 1995, both organizations have a common goal of expanding mentoring across the...

2012-12-14 12:24:07

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's program VetsFirst, today announced its support for passage and implementation of key components of the Mental Health Access to Continued Care and Enhancement of Support Services Act. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) The components are included in the Senate passed version of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The key provisions are designed to help service...

2012-11-19 12:27:37

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California's 29 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) serve as disability experts to veterans and their families while working hard to ensure they never hear "that's not our service." ILCs provide a full range of independent living services to veterans, including assistance with housing and housing modifications; peer support; benefits counseling; assistance with independent living; and outreach within the community to connect with veterans while...