As the summer months continue, experts warn of an uptick in domestic violence cases. Why does such violence increase during this warmer season? More importantly, what can your social service organization do to help?
Collecting, protecting, and analyzing your organization’s data is more important today than ever before. How do you know you have the most effective data management? Four key qualities of effective data usage—security, privacy, reliability, and resiliency—are critical to determining the answer.
Did you know May is both Mental Health Awareness AND Teen Self-Esteem Month? Pivot Adventure, a non-profit in Utah, utilizes recreational therapy to provide affordable mental health courses for teenagers. Their unique approach is critical to the effectiveness of these social services.
Is your organization addressing mental health concerns? If you work in the health and human services industry, then your program could benefit from focusing on mental health. Consider these three simple steps below to begin incorporating mental and behavioral health into your social services.
If you work in health and human services, chances are you have heard of “care coordination”. But what does it mean? And how is it related to case management? Read below to learn the definition of care coordination and discover how to implement it into your organization.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, experts warn of the devastating effects of a rise in domestic violence. With close living quarters, financial and economic stress, and increased substance abuse, domestic violence cases are trending upward. Health and human service organizations can help mitigate this rise through regular screening and increased awareness.
WHAT IS CCWIS? The United States Administration for Child and Families (AC&F) recently published the new federal Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) rule to stimulate the modernization of child and […]
This year’s theme for World Health Day is “Building a Fairer, Healthier World”. Key to accomplishing this goal is understanding—and addressing—social determinants of health. As more healthcare providers take a holistic approach to health, more individuals and communities will receive the care they need.
This year’s theme for National Social Work Month is “Social Workers are Essential”. Did you know that social work extends far beyond the Department of Social Services? With over 700,000 active social workers in the US, this industry is essential for many communities’ function and survival.
Running a health and human services organization can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Often, case management processes—like entering data into spreadsheets, creating reports, and handling clientele growth—can slow down organization effectiveness. Be aware of the signs that show it may be time to upgrade to a more functional case management system.
Did you know March is Women’s History Month and Social Work Month? Women have been and continue to be crucial to the work of health and human services organizations. Check out these five influential women who helped shape social work into what it is today.
Despite being high-risk for COVID-19 complication, HIV/AIDS patients still experience challenges in obtaining the care they need. As organizations better understand the relationship between HIV and the coronavirus, it emphasizes the need for community care coordination.
The challenges for aging services have become more apparent in the wake of COVID-19. Not only are older adults more at risk from coronavirus complications but they are also prone to compounding issues regarding food security, mental health, and isolation.
As the Biden Administration implements a historic limit of 125,000 refugees into the US, resettlement programs can expect new changes with their budget but should prepare for a more gradual shift in execution.
Three fresh ideas in the sphere of coordinated care—digital technology, social prescribing, and national standardization—may be the innovations that programs need to better improve their impact.
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