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Work needed to close gaps in coverage for mental health, substance abuse treatment |
Modern Healthcare

Work needed to close gaps in coverage for mental health, substance abuse treatment | <br/>Modern Healthcare | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Mental health advocates praised a long-awaited final rule issued Friday by the Obama administration requiring insurers to cover mental healthcare on the same basis as physical healthcare services.
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Very important advance - particularly since depression contributes directly to many chronic conditions!

 

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5 funny videos about hospital life

5 funny videos about hospital life | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
From health IT to cardiology, working in healthcare can be stressful, which is why you should laugh about it once in a while.
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Patient Education needs a sense of humor!!

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Coming to the Aid of Low-Income Mothers

Coming to the Aid of Low-Income Mothers | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
RWJF scholar is finding the secrets to helping moms maintain healthy weights during and after pregnancy.
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Teachable moments - sounds promising.

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Better Outcomes, Lower Costs: How Community-Based Funders Can Transform U.S. Health Care - FSG

Better Outcomes, Lower Costs: How Community-Based Funders Can Transform U.S. Health Care - FSG | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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You have to register, but this is a video of Dr. Atul Gawande - a breakthough innovator in healthcare - talking about local community efforts to improve healthcare.  Brilliant!

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Storytelling in Social Leadership - a first draft

Storytelling in Social Leadership - a first draft | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
We need a new style of leadership for the Social Age: a style that is based upon our ability to collaborate and share within communities, to create meaning in the moment, to build our personal repu...

Via José Carlos
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When "speaking" to/with a community, storytelling is the best language to use.

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Bad Spoon's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:07 AM

Le Storytelling adapté au fonctionnement des réseaux sociaux

John Buonora's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:45 AM

I love Julian's insights. I've been hearing alot around story telling at work recently on projects surrounding change management

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Philadelphia: Signs of Progress

Philadelphia: Signs of Progress | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Philadelphia school district reports 4.7 percent decline in obesity for grades K-12.
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We CAN decrease childhood obesity!!

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Four things that could improve health care in Alabama's rural communities

Four things that could improve health care in Alabama's rural communities | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Across Alabama, rural counties lag behind urban ones in the amount and type of health care services offered.
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Community Healthcare Coalitions are so effective Insurance Companies help fund them!! Running a PhotoStory in an underserved community in Texas once produced a "Block Nurse Program"that helps elders keep tabs on elders - a very effective way to keep emergency room visits down.

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CQC calls for better community mental healthcare

CQC calls for better community mental healthcare | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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In Portland, Maine a group called Amadeus support people with mental health diagnosis who are stable to coach others with mental health diagnosis who need to be.  They understand the process and are excellent coaches. The guy I interviewed laughed, "I read this Craigslist add and thought Crazy people helping crazy people - this has got to be a joke!" It's no joke.  I saw it in action and it works!

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Seven N.J., Pa. systems form alliance to focus on population health management |
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Seven N.J., Pa. systems form alliance to focus on population health management | <br/>Modern Healthcare | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Seven systems that include 25 hospitals have formed an alliance to build expertise in population health management and capitalize on economies of scale without the complications of merging assets.
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Population management means the hospital is responsible for its surrounding geographical area's health - everybody not just patients.  It is a groundbreaking innovation that creates a key mechanism (Jim Collins term) that flips the goals of healthcare providers away from old profit centers that thrived on sick people.

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How Do You Know If Health Care Reform Impacts You?

How Do You Know If Health Care Reform Impacts You? | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Under the new law, most Americans will be required to have health insurance in 2014. So how do you know if health care reform impacts you? I'm here to help you understand the basics.
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Fantastic little program that tells you exactly what the healthcare act means for you.  (cool!)

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Health care providers, insurers pitch state exchanges

Health care providers, insurers pitch state exchanges | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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"The state isn't doing it," Hope-Hernandez said. "The governor and insurance commissioner have been openly hostile to the Affordable Care Act. The attorney general is still trying to sue the federal government over it.


In states openly hostile to the Affordable Care Act...someone else (probably insurance companies who want more busines) will have to publicize and educate citizens of their affordable insurance opportunties.  The Fed doesn't really have the PR budget for states that opt out.

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Healthcare Content Marketing: It’s All About Quality - Business 2 Community

Healthcare Content Marketing: It’s All About Quality - Business 2 Community | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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Stories in marketing will come from better storytelling inside healthcare which drive better healthcare...which create better stories...

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Why Storytelling is the Best Way to Engage Health Care Audiences - Business 2 Community

Why Storytelling is the Best Way to Engage Health Care Audiences - Business 2 Community | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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"the report’s key findings is its recommendation that quantitative targets be used with caution and that “such goals…should never displace the primary goal of better care.” 

 

Finally, the recognition that storytelling is a primary tool to improve healthcare communications, patient education, and engagement!!!!

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Calif. town putting roof over wounded GI's head

Calif. town putting roof over wounded GI's head | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
LANCASTER, Calif.
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This is what community health looks like!

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Watch an Amazing Timelapse Transformation of a Homeless Veteran

Watch an Amazing Timelapse Transformation of a Homeless Veteran | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
U.S. Army Veteran Jim Wolf has struggled with alcoholism, poverty, and homelessness for decades. But in September 2013, with the help of Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids, Mich., he agreed to go through a physical transformation.
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Spectacular Storytelling!

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The Waiting Room: A Film & Social Media Project About Health Care

The Waiting Room: A Film & Social Media Project About Health Care | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The Waiting Room is a unique blend of social media and documentary film addressing the conversation about health care reform and equal access to care.
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Storytelling at it's best! Community based story gathering right in the ER - what else do you have to do, right? You could do this! It doesn't have to be documentary quality to make powerful connections.

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Poet Sekou Andrews to teach life lessons, value of education at AAHA ball - Frost Illustrated Newspaper

Poet Sekou Andrews to teach life lessons, value of education at AAHA ball - Frost Illustrated Newspaper | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Poet Sekou Andrews is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball, Oct. 19.
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An inspiring use of story and poetry, this guy rocks!  The way he tells an audience thier own story by reflecting his version through his talents doing what poetry does - making the unfamiliar feel familiar, and the familiar feel unfamiliar.  Love him!

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Bioethicists Give Hollywood's Films A Reality Check

Bioethicists Give Hollywood's Films A Reality Check | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Bioethicists and directors met to talk shop about how moral issues in medicine play out on screen.
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What would you do if an epidemic broke out? We like to think we'd act in the interest of the many - but reality tells us our choices will be very personal. Chances are the movies you have seen about epidemics will influence what actually happens.

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Jeffrey Brenner's Revolutionary Approach to Improving Health Care Delivery

The sickest 5 percent of patients in the U.S. account for over half of the nation's health care costs. In New Jersey, Jeffrey Brenner, MD, developed a revolu...
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Outreach Efforts, Especially For Young Adults And Minorities, Take Center Stage - Kaiser Health News

The Detroit Free Press looks at the challenges in getting the message about the new insurance programs out to the uninsured, while in Florida, some officials are defying the governor's decision to curb federal outreach efforts.
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Efforts to enroll and efforts to derail enrollement (Rick Perry)...I dont think more ads are the way to go.  We need the community to start sharing stories.  That means we have to make those stories of success happen first.

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Games to Educate Consumers about Healthcare Benefits

Games to Educate Consumers about Healthcare Benefits | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it

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Using games to educate people on their health insurance.  I wish they had educated me on mine.  I just discovered that Blue Cross Blue Shield authorized an MRI for me with a provider that was in network a month ago and is now out of network.  Why get an authorization if it doesn't mean I have a good chance of getting reimbursed?  We all know an authorization is "not a guarantee of reimbursement" but c'mon...

 

Anyway, I like that this group is trying to educate their members on what is and is not included in their health insurance.  Who can possibly wade through all the documents they send?

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Uninsured Numbers Drop A Bit On The Eve Of Health Law Debut : NPR

Uninsured Numbers Drop A Bit On The Eve Of Health Law Debut : NPR | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
More Americans had health coverage last year, according to a Census Bureau report. More people qualified for Medicare, including adults under 65 who became eligible for coverage because they are disabled.
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Good news! People are getting insured - even the young have stepped up!

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States readying their push to get people insured

States readying their push to get people insured | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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Ohio groups trying to publicize the exchanges have had a particularly difficult time because a new state law prohibits anyone not paid by the federal government to say they are navigators, the representatives of groups authorized to help people enroll in insurance.


State sponsored obstruction to the success of the Affordable Health Care law.  Shameful.

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To Promote Wellness, Public Health Departments Are Launching Apps. Will They Work? | TIME.com

To Promote Wellness, Public Health Departments Are Launching Apps. Will They Work? | TIME.com | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The Alabama Department of Public Health is venturing into the mobile universe as the first state with a health app for residents.
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I will be downloading CalCutter to check it out.  Alabama is the first to create an app for obestity? Go figure.

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Coca-Cola Content 2020 Part One

Coca-Cola Content 2020 Part One | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The media landscape is a very different beast today than it was even 5 years ago. Then agency-led television commercials dominated how we channel our marketi...
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Advice to the healthcare industry recommended by Benedict Arnold.

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