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ACEs Champion Spotlight: UC Davis – Connecting People to Care
When it comes to reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), collaboration is key. Just ask Leigh Ann Simmons, Ph.D., M.F.T., FAAHB, a professor and chair in the Department of Human Ecology at University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and co-director of the Perinatal Origins of Disparities (POD) Center.
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Change Is Hard … and Possible … and Necessary
We all know change is hard, especially when the stakes are high. But here’s what I also know: Change is possible and necessary.
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Screening for ACEs has Improved Outcomes and Wellbeing
Mental health and substance use treatment organizations and primary care clinics throughout the nation are quickly learning the value of screening to understand the scope and impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
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CCBHCs and Integrated Care – A Model All Communities Can Follow
Integrity House in New Jersey is just one success story of becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) to serve patients with mental health challenges and substance use disorders.
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Integrated Approaches to Improving Rural Health Equity and Access
Rural communities face a unique set of health inequities that are not as common in urban areas. Two main contributors to this disparity are structural urbanism and the mental health and recovery services workforce shortage which disproportionately affects rural health service delivery.
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Screening for Success
Providers such as Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc. are joining other providers participating in the National Council’s Learning Collaborative to assist in implementing YSBIRT in primary care settings to identify, reduce and prevent alcohol and drug use, misuse and dependence among adolescents ages 12 to 18.
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Americans & Alcohol: A Sobering Situation
We already know the pandemic has increased anxiety and harmed mental health. The stress caused by the pandemic also led to dramatic increase in drinking.
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National Recovery Month – Raising Awareness Together
More than just an annual observance, National Recovery Month represents a powerful opportunity for change through collaboration.
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ACEs Champion Spotlight: Orange County – Trauma-informed Care through Collaboration
Orange County, California’s MIND OC is paving the way by leading a cross-sector coalition of organizations dedicated to building a trauma-informed network of care. Karen W. Linkins, PhD, Chief Innovations Officer, and Andrea Mander, Senior Project Manager, share their insights about the impact of their trauma-informed work.
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