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The county is moving forward with an ambitious plan to reshape the mental health system

The county is moving forward with an ambitious plan to reshape the mental health system

County supervisors globally lauded the sweeping vision of transforming the district’s mental health care system on Tuesday, highlighting the specificity of the plans presented so far. As explained by Luke Bergmann, the county’s director of behavioral health, the model recommends shifting toward less restrictive places to serve the thousands of residents who use this care …

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Bolsonaro's turbulent legacy of science, health and the environment

Bolsonaro’s turbulent legacy of science, health and the environment

Four years ago, scholars across Brazil feared the worst would happen when Jair Bolsonaro was elected as the country’s next president. Bolsonaro had promised, for example, to withdraw Brazil from the Paris climate agreement, dismantle the environment ministry and reduce the amount of protected areas if he won. Despite not keeping some of those promises, …

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Insurance Department announces health insurance rates for 2023; It highlights more plan options and the positive impact of the inflation-reduction law

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys announced today from Pennsylvania Health insurance rates for the Individual and Small Group Health Care Act (ACA) of 2023, highlighting the increased competition in the market for many provinces, and how the Inflation Reduction Act and the extension of subsidies have reduced rates. Pennsylvanians can expect more choices …

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3 Steps to Take When Assessing Virtual Mental Health. A women suffering from mental health issues sits on the steps of a brownstone and writes HELP on the bottom stair in chalk.

3 steps to take when assessing hypothetical mental health

Earlier this month, digital therapy company Limbix launched a partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to Virtual Adolescent Therapy Assessment known as SparkRx. Through a study with the CHLA, Limbix plans to collect information on SparkRx, which provides an adjuvant therapeutic intervention for depression patients ages 13 to 22. The self-directed intervention is based …

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Older adults were the least healthy, most affected by the increase in the cost of groceries

In this recovery center, the police handle the mental health costs of the job

Ken Beyer can’t think of a day in the past few months when his phone hasn’t been fluttering with calls, texts, and emails from the police department, the mayor’s office, or the fire station seeking help for an employee. A patrol officer threatens to commit suicide with his service weapon before the roll call. Veteran …

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Mental health workers in Minnesota have set a three-day strike date

Mental health workers in Minnesota have set a three-day strike date

Workers at the two healthcare facilities provided 10 days’ notice before the strike began on October 3. MINNEAPOLIS — Mental health workers from M Health Fairview and Alina Health filed a 10-day notice Monday of their unfair strike action that will begin October 3 if no agreement is reached. More than 400 workers from both …

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As maternal mortality rates soar in Virginia, health officials have begun interviews about deaths

As maternal mortality rates soar in Virginia, health officials have begun interviews about deaths

Preliminary data shows that the maternal mortality rate in Virginia more than doubled between 2018 and 2020, a sharp increase that encourages state officials to begin conducting ground-level interviews to find out the cause of pregnancy-related deaths. According to preliminary numbers from the Virginia Maternal Mortality Review Team, The state’s maternal mortality ratio in 2018 …

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Health groups ask feds to delay withholding information deadline by a year

Health groups ask feds to delay withholding information deadline by a year

The federal government has set an October 6 deadline for compliance with a rule aimed at improving the spread of health data. The American Hospital Association, American Essential Hospitals, and others say they need more time. Faced with an urgent October 6 deadline to comply with a federal rule on information sharing, ten leading healthcare …

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