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Great Minds Conference Educates and Inspires

A view of Mount Rainier across the Puget Sound.

On November 7-8, 2018, Great Minds at Work hosted a Work Behavioral Health Supported Employment conference in Tacoma, WA. The event was a collaborative effort between the Health Care Authority- Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, University […]

By |2019-03-15T06:47:50-07:00March 15th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Great Minds Conference Educates and Inspires

Supported Employment Wraps Services around People & Employers and helps #EndtheStigma

Although most people (80%-90%) with serious psychiatric disabilities do not work, between 55%-75% indicate a desire to do so. The recognized vision of Recovery includes work as one important domain in which to develop a sense of purpose. Effective interventions that support recovery by facilitating the employment […]

By |2019-03-13T06:34:17-07:00March 13th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Supported Employment Wraps Services around People & Employers and helps #EndtheStigma

Supported Employment is a now a Medicaid Health Benefit in Washington State

Great Minds at Work focuses on educating employers and connecting them with resources to be able to successfully work with people who may have treated mental health issues or substance abuse disorders (together, behavioral health challenges). In support of the Becoming Employed Starts Today (BEST) Mental […]

By |2019-03-01T06:52:54-07:00March 1st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Supported Employment is a now a Medicaid Health Benefit in Washington State

How To Combat Anxiety In The Workplace

“World Mental Health Day brought light to the fact that mental illness is more common than we think. Over 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can cripple productivity, creativity and optimal performance especially when it comes to the workplace. Employers are even seeing […]

By |2018-11-26T16:41:43-07:00November 26th, 2018|General|Comments Off on How To Combat Anxiety In The Workplace

A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Front Lines Of America’s Opioid Epidemic

Charlie Oen’s battle with addiction started when he was 16 and his family moved to Lima, Ohio. It was the last stop in a string of moves his military family made — from Panama to North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Germany.

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By |2018-11-05T20:27:27-07:00November 5th, 2018|General|Comments Off on A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Front Lines Of America’s Opioid Epidemic

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 |2018-10-03T11:54:04-07:00October 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 |2018-10-03T10:52:47-07:00October 3rd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Stable housing and employment set foundation for success