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Health Care Update, September 2018

Washington State Health Care Authority Director Sue Birch tells us about her visit to Olympic Community Health, the Healthier Washington rural health care transformation, Spokane’s Medicaid Transformation public forum, and HCA’s plans for fall.

By |2018-10-03T11:54:04+00:00October 3rd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Health Care Update, September 2018

Stable housing and employment set foundation for success

The Foundational Community Supports (FCS) program is a lifeline to a happier and more stable life, connecting community health services and Medicaid clients to housing and employers to help individuals find and maintain jobs, obtain stable, independent housing, and gain the necessary skills to be successful.

 

By |2018-10-03T10:52:47+00:00October 3rd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Stable housing and employment set foundation for success

Should Mental Health Education be part of a High School Curriculum?

Students returning to school this fall in Virginia and New York will be required to participate in mental-health education as part of their health and physical education courses. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill into law in March that requires a mental health curriculum for 9th and […]

By |2018-10-02T12:23:18+00:00October 2nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Should Mental Health Education be part of a High School Curriculum?

The Top Apps for Improving Mental Health

In a technologically advanced society, apps are available for everything these days, from shopping to entertainment and travel and more. Apps that help individuals look after their mental health are also available, and can be used as a tool for treatment. Experts believe these apps are most effective when used in conjunction with medication and/or […]

By |2018-09-24T13:56:24+00:00September 24th, 2018|General|Comments Off on The Top Apps for Improving Mental Health

State of Washington Announces Grants to Support and Modernize State Health Mental System with More Community Based Facilities

The Washington State Department of Commerce recently announced $39 million in grants to 18 health care providers across Washington, adding needed spaces to help people with a wide variety of behavioral health issues. These grant funds will help create 341 additional beds, including providing safe places for people to stay upon discharge from the state’s two psychiatric […]

By |2018-09-24T13:56:58+00:00September 24th, 2018|General|Comments Off on State of Washington Announces Grants to Support and Modernize State Health Mental System with More Community Based Facilities

2018 WA State Behavioral Health Employment Conference

Registration Deadline: November 1, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

This conference provides a unique venue for the exchange of ideas and
information across all sectors working with persons with behavioral
health conditions with regard to:

1 . Financing employment services, Foundational Community Supports
(FCS) Medicaid Transformation, managed care, and pilot projects from
SAMHSA.

2 […]

By |2018-10-03T11:49:26+00:00September 13th, 2018|General|Comments Off on 2018 WA State Behavioral Health Employment Conference

Supportive Employment in Washington State – Washington Foundational Community Supports

Did you know?

Foundational Community Supports (FCS) is a program offering benefits for supportive housing and supported employment for Medicaid-eligible beneficiaries with complex needs. Amerigroup Washington, Inc. will work with housing and employment providers to help clients find and maintain jobs; acquire stable, independent housing; and gain the necessary skills to be successful.

For questions […]

By |2018-08-23T14:29:06+00:00August 23rd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Supportive Employment in Washington State – Washington Foundational Community Supports

Minorities and Mental Health

July is Minority Mental Health Month. According to the American Psychiatric Association, people from racial and ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive mental health care than the rest of the U.S. population and that communities of color often lack adequate access to medical treatment for mental illnesses. They also face challenges like higher levels […]

By |2018-07-20T08:06:23+00:00July 20th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Minorities and Mental Health