In his article for the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, John Morris, MSW, executive director of the Annapolis Coalition, uses his own experiences over the past 44 years in the field of human services to discuss the health of our communities. He discusses changes he has seen in the behavioral health workforce, specifically the emergence ofContinue Reading.
Monthly Archives: September 2014
Milwaukee nursing schools placing a greater emphasis on mental health
In an opinion piece recently published in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, the deans of four Milwaukee nursing schools discuss how Milwaukee’s healthcare system has moved from hospital-focused to community-based and therefore the educational needs of the nursing workforce has also changed. As a result, Nursing’s Voice Milwaukee was created. Nursing’s Voice unites a broadContinue Reading.
Recovery apps create virtual community of peer support
A recent article in Behavioral Healthcare discusses how the Memorial Hermann Health System’s Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) has adopted the use of a 24/7 digital recovery platform to help patients with drug and alcohol addictions upon their return home. For example, PaRC’s recovery app allows users to “check in” with different emoticons of howContinue Reading.
Institute of Medicine recommends reform of graduate medical education financing
Since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs in 1965, the public has provided tens of billions of dollars to fund graduate medical education (GME). But according to a recently released report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), there is a striking absence of transparency and accountability in the GME financing system for producingContinue Reading.