Tag: whole person care

Analytics
Josh Morgan 0
5 mental health myths: What does the data say?

Mental Health Month is an important time to honor and raise awareness around mental illness and mental wellness. Correcting and combating stigma and discrimination, including with data, is one of the month’s major goals. It’s hard to talk about mental health without also addressing substance use disorders (including opioids), homelessness

Advanced Analytics | Analytics | Data for Good
Josh Morgan 0
Empowering improved Medicaid policy using whole person analytics

Before I started with SAS, I worked at the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health. Among many other projects, our analytics work included integrating data from multiple county departments and risk stratifying citizens in the greatest need of public services.   This led to our 1115 Whole Person Care (WPC) waiver

Analytics | Data for Good | Data Management
Josh Morgan 0
LA County's Whole Person Care analytics program offers crucial flexibility  

When Los Angeles County invested in Whole Person Care (WPC) it could not have known just how important the system’s flexibility would be. Anyone who has had an interface with health care delivery, policy, oversight and management know things change quickly. As data becomes a priority, expectations of the use

Analytics | Data for Good
Josh Morgan 0
3 ways data can help homeless youth 

What comes to mind when you think of a “homeless person”? Chances are, you’ll picture an adult, probably male, dirty, likely with some health conditions, including a mental illness. Few of us would immediately recall homeless individuals as family members, neighbors, co-workers and other loved ones. Fewer still are likely aware of how many youths (both minors and young adults) experience homelessness annually.  Homeless youth is a population who can

Work & Life at SAS
Josh Morgan 0
Mental health recovery during COVID can be complicated by the workplace

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month, which have the important goals of preventing suicide and promoting the idea that recovery from behavioral health conditions is achievable. Amid an unprecedented year of stressors, 2020’s awareness months around behavioral health conditions have become more relevant to far more people.  In recognition of the challenges and changes in people’s work lives,

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Heather Hallett 0
Puzzle obsession ... piecing together a 360-degree view of a patient.

I am obsessed with jigsaw puzzles. Specifically, 1000-piece mystery puzzles, entertaining not just for their pictorial humor, but also for the challenge. Unlike traditional puzzles, you don't know what you are putting together because the completed puzzle isn't pictured on the box. Mystery puzzles are constructed so that you must

Analytics | Data Management
Jeremy Racine 0
Behavioral health remains a blind spot in health IT

Behavioral health information technology (HIT) adoption efforts have struggled and are still plagued by a number of challenges. Since 2011, the federal government has incentivized the industry to the tune of $37 billion. However, according to US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) “psychologists, community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and others