There are over 19 million veterans in the US, and each one deserves care from services that understand their unique needs. How well do you know the state of veteran care? Check out our three suggestions on how health and human service organizations can improve their veteran care.
Health and human service organizations are beginning to understand why working together is so important. By bridging the gaps of siloed care through whole person care, these organizations can successfully accomplish the "triple aim": improving the patient experience, improving health outcomes, and reducing the cost of healthcare.
Is your organization properly addressing minority mental health? Understanding the unique needs of minorities is imperative to lasting community change. By finding strength in communities, health and human service groups can better serve individuals and families.
Whole person care is gradually becoming more prevalent in the realm of health and human service organizations. But what exactly does it mean? Check out the definition and importance of whole person care, as well as how your organization can begin implementing it today.
What kind of barriers do LGBTQ individuals face when it comes to accessing social services? Check out the challenges this community deals with when obtaining health and social care, as well as the ways your organization can help make it easier for sexual and gender minorities.
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.
Earlier this year, we discussed what refugee resettlement programs can expect in 2021. Many of these expectations have changed—despite big promises from the current administration, only 2,050 refugees have been admitted to the US during the 2020-21 fiscal year (Sep—Aug). What are the problems facing refugees amidst these changes?
Americans experience some of the highest rates of stress in the world. Those in lower socio-economic brackets report even higher levels, and this can negatively impact their overall health. A whole person care approach can help health and human service organizations better address stress.
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.
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.
What is the best treatment for cancer? While there may not be one simple answer, experts agree on the importance of a whole person care approach. Through social determinants of health, programs and organizations can better help cancer patients by providing the care that they need.
Social determinants of health (SDoH) are becoming increasingly popular—and significant—to health and human services. The first step to incorporating SDoH in your own organizations and programs is to understand what SDoH means and how it is relevant to your work.