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Experts gather to discuss opportunities and challenges of California health data exchange

| Nov 17, 2021 | California

On Friday, the Connecting for Better Health coalition convened several representatives from various health care organizations for a discussion on the need to accelerate the adoption of a statewide health data exchange in California.     The focus of this conversation was to gain input from these representatives on the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Kaiser psychologist talks about upcoming strike and scarcity of mental health resources in California

| Nov 12, 2021 | California

Kenneth Rogers is a psychologist for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento. He is one of the nearly 2,000 mental health clinicians that will be staging pickets outside Kaiser hospitals across Northern California on Nov. 19. They are represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).  In this Q&A, Rogers discusses...[ Read More ]

Advocates for youth mental health urge California to strengthen services for youth in distress

| Nov 11, 2021 | California

The pandemic’s impact on youth mental health is compounding California’s preexisting youth mental health crisis, and behavioral health services for young people in the state are struggling to meet the extremely high demand.      In a webinar hosted by the Little Hoover Commission on Monday, representatives from Children Now...[ Read More ]

Leader of program to support aging IDD individuals details its success and plans to extend it

| Nov 10, 2021 | Texas

At the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee (ATWAC) meeting on Wednesday, health and wellness coordinator for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Services at the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Antonio Martinez, Jr., gave a special topic presentation about the recently implemented “Support & Empowerment Program for Older Adults with...[ Read More ]

Arizona addresses student and educator mental health needs with school-based programs

| Nov 5, 2021 | Arizona

In the Arizona Telemedicine Program’s webinar on Friday about school-based mental health education for rural youth last week, Jean Ajamie of the School Safety & Social Wellness team at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) presented a comprehensive overview of Arizona’s recent statewide initiatives for student mental health.    ...[ Read More ]

Youth behavioral health services drastically strained in Texas

| Nov 5, 2021 | Texas

Behavioral health services in Texas, particularly for young people, have tremendously struggled to keep up with demand since long before the pandemic, according to Dr. Christopher Taylor, founder of Taylor Counseling Group. He says the origin of this mental health crisis for youth and young adults can be traced back...[ Read More ]

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