On the HealthChangers podcast, presented by Regence, we share real-life stories and expertise from leaders who are working to make healthcare simpler, personalized and more affordable.
Dr. Mike Franz on the behavioral health crisis and improved care access through virtual options
On this episode of HealthChangers, we’re joined by Regence’s senior medical director for behavioral health, Dr. Mike Franz, to talk about how mental health and physical health are equally important components of our overall health and what we can do to improve access.
What to do about post-holiday blues
On the HealthChangers podcast, presented by Regence, we share real-life stories and expertise from leaders who are working to make healthcare simpler, personalized and more affordable. I’m your host, Ben Furr.
The end-of-year holidays are a highlight for many people. Bright lights and social gatherings help take the edge off the long nights and dreary weather. But when January rolls around, the excitement can fade and less pleasant emotions arise for some of us.
Today on HealthChangers, we’re joined by Andree Miceli, Regence’s clinical director for behavioral health, to talk about post-holiday blues and what we can do to feel better. Andree, welcome to HealthChangers.
From Palliative Care to Whole-person Health: The Legacy and Future of Cambia Health Foundation
In this episode of HealthChangers, Peggy Maguire, president of Cambia Health Foundation, speaks with Paula Jones, who recently retired after serving on the board of directors for Cambia Health Solutions for 12 years. Paula was instrumental in the formation and strategic direction of Cambia Health Foundation. In honor of the Foundation's 15th anniversary, Peggy and Paula recall the Foundation's beginnings, its lasting legacy and its plans for the next 15 years.
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.
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