Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services (CARS) Offers Vocational Services at their Residential Addiction Recovery Center (RARC) Program.

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CARS has expanded their services with the addition of a Vocational Counseling Specialist. A Vocational Counselor understands that recovery is a lifetime challenge for the recovering individual, helping them accept, find courage, and hope to move outside the restrictions of  substance use disorder to participate in the process of healing. Vocational rehabilitation empowers individuals to […]

What is a Health Coach?

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For a patient and their family who are hearing the words “discharged” from the hospital, there comes feelings of both relief and uncertainty. A wave of relief washes over the patient with the realization that they finally get to go home to heal and recover in a familiar, comfortable setting. Fear tends to accompany those […]

HHS Announces the Availability of $195 Million to Expand Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services at Health Centers Nationwide

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $195 million in new funding opportunity for community health centers to expand access to mental health and substance abuse services focusing on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse in all U.S. States, Territories, and the District of Columbia. Health centers that […]

The Family & Children’s Society Adds Health Coach Services

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With help from Care Compass Network and United Health Services, the Family & Children’s Society recently expanded their services to include health coaching. This program, which is part of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, “coaches” participants following their hospital discharge to prevent avoidable readmissions within 30-days. Health Coaches work with eligible individuals […]

What Does Health Equity Mean in Your Community?

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a non-profit research organization, is looking for artists to create their vision of what health equity would look like to them, Health equity is where everyone within a community has a fair chance at living a healthy lifestyle. Many choices people make depend on the choices that are available […]

FREE Summer Meals for Kids in Broome County

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While school is out for the summer, local schools, churches and other community organizations are offering nutritious meals to children and teens 18 years old and younger. These programs ensure that low-income children have continual access to nutritious meals during the summer months. Food is gathered from local farms to prepare breakfasts and lunches for […]

How Apps Can Help Manage Chronic Diseases

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Preventing and treating chronic diseases requires time from both the patient and their provider along with a degree of self-management from the patient. With about half of all adults suffering from one or more chronic diseases, there are many individuals that are often overwhelmed by their ailment, that slip into poor or unhealthy habits, fail […]