HealthChangers, presented by Cambia Health Solutions, is a podcast focused on real stories of health care transformation from those who are experiencing it and those helping to bring innovative solutions to bear. We want to step back and see real people's stories at a personal level. We'll dive deep into specific health care topics, from medical billing and new technologies, to palliative care and everything in between.
Peer-To-Peer Hotline Offers Hope During the Youth Mental Health Crisis
In this episode of HealthChangers, Andree Miceli, Cambia Health Solutions' clinical director of behavioral health, speaks with Dwight Holton, CEO of Lines for Life, and Emily Moser, director of Lines for Life's YouthLine program. The group highlights YouthLine's critical work including the positive impact YouthLine has on the teens who are trained to receive the calls. They also discuss the new 988 emergency phone number for mental health crises that will go live in July 2022, and how Lines for Life and YouthLine are expanding nationally. The episode concludes with reflections from Peggy Maguire, president of the Cambia Health Foundation.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Call (800) 273-TALK (8255). Starting July 16, 2022, you can also call, text or chat 988, the new national dialing code.
How Ronald McDonald House Charities Intermountain Area provides skilled behavioral health support to families when they need it most
When a child is seriously ill or injured, the entire family is affected. While the child requires medical attention and effective treatments, their family also needs to be supported with compassion and care. Families can find this support at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), which works to ease the burdens of everyday life so families can focus on being with their children.
To expand the resources available to families, RMHC of the Intermountain Area has created a new family support program funded by the Cambia Health Foundation. This pioneering program includes a full-time staff person and provides crisis intervention, mental health support, grief and bereavement support, and collaborative case management to help address social determinants of health. This can include helping families at home after their stay by connecting them to community resources for job placement, food security, school, support groups and other services.
RMHC is a longtime community partner of Cambia Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Cambia Health Solutions. The new family support program aligns with the Foundation’s new strategic vision to advance equity through whole-person health in underserved communities. With this renewed focus on behavioral health and belief in building a just and inclusive health care system for all, the Foundation is amid a multi-year, $11.5 million community initiative to increase access, improve quality of care and reduce the stigma of mental health.
This episode of HealthChangers highlights the innovative family support program founded at RMHC Intermountain Area. Carrie Romano, CEO of RMHC Intermountain Area, and Maria Gamvroulas, Family Support Services Manager, talk with Jim Swayze, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, about the work of RMHC and the support of families. The episode concludes with reflections from Peggy Maguire, president of the Cambia Health Foundation.
Kirk Anderson and Steven Kassakian on How Interoperability and Accessible Data Empowers Patients and Providers
It’s no secret that health data is a complicated topic, but when health data is connected, great things can happen. On this episode of HealthChangers, Cambia’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Kirk Anderson and physician and informaticist Steven Kassakian discuss what the future of health data could hold and how interoperability can empower patients and providers alike, resulting in better health outcomes.
Eyes on the XPRIZE: Cambia’s Dr. Amy Khan on the Newest Innovations in COVID-19 Testing
What happens when 219 teams from around the world come together try to find a solution to make COVID-19 tests easier, accessible, and more affordable? You get the XPRIZE Rapid COVID Testing Competition. Hear from Dr. Amy Khan, Cambia’s Executive Medical Director and advisory board member for the XPRIZE competition, about the 6-month, $6 million dollar competition and the future of health care innovation.
The Power of Communication: Carey Candrian on Improving Health Equity in How LGBT Seniors Experience Care
Communication affects everything we do - how we work, how we live and even how we give and receive care. On this episode of HealthChangers, hear from Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar and Research Associate Carey Candrian about the impact of communication and bias on LGBT seniors who are seeking serious illness or end-of-life care and the challenges they and their partners face.
Hair Cuts and Heart Health, Engaging Barbers as Advocates for Community Health
What do barbershops have to do with community health? On this episode of HealthChangers, hear from Cambia employee and North by Northeast board member Kilaa Slaughter-Scott; Jamaal Lane of Champions Barbershop and Champions Barbering Institute, North by Northeast and Dr. Kenji Taylor from Stanford on how barbers around the country are stepping up to fight heart disease and high blood pressure in Black men.
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