It’s Primary Care Week

By | October 26th, 2011|General|

This year’s theme for Primary Care Week is “Innovations in Primary Care”, focusing on ways health systems can reinvent their practices to promote continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated health care for their patients.  Community Health Centers are models of comprehensive primary care, delivering these services in medically under-served areas to persons of all ages regardless of [...]

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Multiple Chronic Conditions- an Expensive Public Health Threat

By | October 17th, 2011|Prevention|

I’ve written several pieces over the last few weeks highlighting our efforts to better integrate primary healthcare into the treatment plans for folks with mental illnesses- but the issue of providing better coordinated care for folks with multiple chronic medical conditions is really far bigger than this integration issue.  More than 25% of Americans have multiple [...]

Healthcare Reform Questions

By | July 23rd, 2010|General|

I know that many of you are getting questions from your stakeholders about healthcare reform.  The website that HHS posted recently  should help,  as it provides the latest information on the health care reform law.  It’s seems to mainly be focused on consumer awareness etc.  For example, the website provides information about the new option [...]

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Proposition 100 Voter Registration Deadline

By | April 16th, 2010|Behavioral Health, General|

Monday, April 19 is the registration deadline to vote on Proposition 100- which is the Special Election for the 3 year, 1% sales tax that would benefit education, public safety and health services (including behavioral health).  The election will be held on May 18, but many people will be voting using early mail-in ballots.  If [...]

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