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Create Mental Health Management Program Advocacy Association

Caterpillar realized that if employees weren't effectively addressing their mental health issues, other aspects of health could also suffer which could effect productivity. To prevent this they created an Internal Depression Management Program that used nurse check-ins and care through telephone calls. ... | Read More

Exercise to Improve Mental Health Published literature

Even with therapy and appropriate medications, patients with mental illness have a decreased life-span and lower quality of life due to a high frequency of physical health problems, addiction, and chronic illness. In order to improve the poor physical health that can lead to early death among patients with mental illness, Monadnock Family Services, a community mental health center in New Hampshire, launched the In SHAPE program. This program enrolls adults with mental illness in wellness activities in the community such as exercise and dance classes, weight loss programs and smoking cessation groups. A trained health mentor works with each In SHAPE participant to develop a personalized plan for health action and empowerment and helps participants put their SHAPE plan into action. The program also includes a large group meeting for participants every 12 weeks to celebrate achievements, recognize participant efforts and provide incentives for the next 12 weeks. A study of the SHAPE program found that over a nine month period, participants reported increased time engaged in physical activity, greater readiness to reduce caloric intake, smaller waist circumference, higher degree of satisfaction with physical health, mental functioning and improved symptoms. ... | Read More

Help the Elderly Stay Independent Government - Federal

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a program under both Medicare and Medicaid that focuses on older adults (at least 55 yrs of age) who are currently living independently but meet the state's standard for moving to nursing home care. PACE combines comprehensive medical and social services in an effort to support patients and enable them to continue living safely at home for as long as possible. A team of health care providers, including doctors, nurses, social workers and others, work together to assess an individual patient's needs and design a plan for care and delivery of services. Services can be provided at an adult day health center, in the home, and/or at inpatient facilities. Minimum services provided include primary and preventive care services, social and supportive services, restorative/rehabilitation therapies, personal care assistance, nutritional counseling and meals, and recreational therapy. Availability of the PACE program varies by state depending on State Medicaid benefits. ... | Read More

Help the Elderly Stay Independent Government - Federal

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a program under both Medicare and Medicaid that focuses on older adults (at least 55 yrs of age) who are currently living independently but meet the state's standard for moving to nursing home care. PACE combines comprehensive medical and social services in an effort to support patients and enable them to continue living safely at home for as long as possible. A team of health care providers, including doctors, nurses, social workers and others, work together to assess an individual patient's needs and design a plan for care and delivery of services. Services can be provided at an adult day health center, in the home, and/or at inpatient facilities. Minimum services provided include primary and preventive care services, social and supportive services, restorative/rehabilitation therapies, personal care assistance, nutritional counseling and meals, and recreational therapy. Availability of the PACE program varies by state depending on State Medicaid benefits. ... | Read More

Help the Elderly Stay Independent Government - Federal

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a program under both Medicare and Medicaid that focuses on older adults (at least 55 yrs of age) who are currently living independently but meet the state's standard for moving to nursing home care. PACE combines comprehensive medical and social services in an effort to support patients and enable them to continue living safely at home for as long as possible. A team of health care providers, including doctors, nurses, social workers and others, work together to assess an individual patient's needs and design a plan for care and delivery of services. Services can be provided at an adult day health center, in the home, and/or at inpatient facilities. Minimum services provided include primary and preventive care services, social and supportive services, restorative/rehabilitation therapies, personal care assistance, nutritional counseling and meals, and recreational therapy. Availability of the PACE program varies by state depending on State Medicaid benefits. ... | Read More

Prevent Youth Suicide Published literature

The Louisiana Partnership for Youth Suicide Prevention designed and implemented a media campaign aimed at increasing awareness of a suicide prevention hotline. The media campaign was successful in increasing awareness and call volume. ... | Read More

Provide Quality Mental Health Services Advocacy Association

Mental Health can largely impact work productivity and overall health. Aetna has discovered ways to increase early identification of depression among employees by providing Employees Assistance Program services which increases access to quality care for employees. ... | Read More

Provide Resources to Caregivers Advocacy Association

Clackamas County, Oregon recognized that many of it's employees were retiring early or reducing their hours in order to take care of aging parents. The county created a program to provide educational programs, materials, and support groups through collaborative interagency services to employees. ... | Read More

Reduce Depression Among Older Adults Government - Federal

Depression care management provided in primary care clinics for older adults with depression have been shown to be effective in improving short term outcomes. The Community Preventative Services Task Force conducted several systematic reviews and has recommendations for clinic based interventions. ... | Read More

Reduce Depression Among Older Adults Government - Federal

Home based depression care management programs have been shown to be effective in decreasing depression among older adults. The Community Preventative Services Task Force conducted a systematic review of the literature and recommends the use of home based depression care management programs in older adults. ... | Read More

SUCCESS STORIES

People everywhere are taking action – and they’re making a difference. From developing better eating and exercise habits to encouraging others to quit smoking, folks all across the nation are banding together to help make this country healthy. Read these three stories of success and find your inspiration to improve the health of your community.

Healthy Minnesota 2020

State seal of MinesotaThe Minnesota Department of Health has dynamically utilized America’s Health Rankings to build successful partnerships and action plans to improve health outcomes in their state.

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Live Well STL

Mary Jo Condon updates the progress of the Live Well STL initiative.  With support from United Health Foundation and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition and the Midwest Health Initiative, developed Live Well STL to support St. Louis area residents in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Now in its fourth year, the MaineHealth Health Index Initiative was launched in 2009-10 with the two-fold aim of: 1) Engaging MaineHealth, Maine’s largest integrated health system, and its partners to use health data to inform needs and opportunities to improve the health of the nearly 1.0 million people in the 11 counties served by the MaineHealth system, and 2) Monitor improvements made in health status over time
 

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