2016 Mental Health America Annual SEEDS Conference

2016 MHA Seeds Conference on May 20-21, 2016 Featured Arizona Living Well Institute’s Evidence Based Healthy Living Self-Management Programs  Speakers included Jack Beveridge & Dr. Michael Stumpf, Empowerment Systems Inc. to see the slide deck and to learn more information about chronic disease management please click here  

New Job Postings

Empowerment Systems, Inc is seeking a Director of the Greater Valley Area Health Education Center. Click here for position description. Please email Ruthanne Wahlheim at rwhalheim@emsysonline.org.        Empowerment Systems, Inc is seeking a Director of the Arizona Living Well Institute. Click here for the position description. Please email Ruthanne Wahlheim at rwhalheim@emsysonline.org.  

Information Graphic from Health Services Advisory Group, Arizona’s Quality Improvement Organization

We would like to share this information from our friends at Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG).  As many of you know, HSAG, the Arizona QIO, contracts with CMS to work on specific initiatives that CMS defines.  This graphic depicts the work hospitals and the community are asked to do each and every day.  It is …

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It’s HERE! Introducing ~ My Action Planner for Apple Products!

  Self-manage your long-term or chronic illness anywhere, any time!   My Action Planner, a mobile implementation of the popular Action Plans in the Self-Management programs developed at the Stanford Patient Education Research Center, is a goal-setting tool that will help you make changes you want to make and live a healthier and happier life. …

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PEARLS Course Now Available Online

The PEARLS Program is an evidence-based treatment program for depression that helps to create active, rewarding lives in seniors and in adults with epilepsy. An overview of the online PEARLS program and research: Focuses on teaching each client the skills necessary to move to action and make lasting life changes Is delivered in the client’s home …

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“Healthy Living Alumni” Online Community

Please help us publicize the “Healthy Living Alumni” online community and invite your CDSMP graduates to join after they complete their workshop. Here is a template that you may print and use at the end of your workshops.  Alumni Sign-up Template  Any CDSMP program (e.g., Healthy Living, Better Choices Better Health, Diabetes, Arthritis, etc) graduate who is literate …

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Active Living with Chronic Conditions – CDSMP by MAIL!

AZLWI is assisting with Stanford’s newest delivery method for CDSMP! My Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions takes the tools that are in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and packages them into a one-time mailing. Stanford has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and evaluate the program. …

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Finding Free or Low-Cost Clinics in AZ

Finding Free or Low-Cost Clinics in Arizona The team at the Bureau of Health Systems Development recently posted a new interactive website to help people easily locate a clinic that provides free or low cost primary, mental and dental health services to people without health insurance. These Sliding Fee Schedule clinics determine, based on gross …

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‘It’s in our interest to learn this stuff’

Always nice to start the week with a positive article about Healthy Living!  Great news article about CDSMP (know as Manage Your Health in West Virginia) by the Charleston Gazette in West Virginia on November 18th. Click here to view the full article “It’s in our interest to learn this stuff” by Kate Long Regina Elzy took the …

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Hot off the press! Stanford’s rewritten certification requirements

Stanford Patient Education Research Center has rewritten their certification requirements for leaders, master trainers and T-Trainers! Certification Requirements_January 2013 Stanford has also released an updated Program Fidelity Manual for the 2012 curriculum. Program Fidelity Manual 2012 Please let us know if you have any questions!    

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