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Western New York Beacon Community: Improving Health Through Health Technology

Western New York Beacon Community: Improving Health Through Health Technology

DAN PORRECA: The biggest city is Buffalo, but we also have very rural counties that make up the eight counties of Western New York. The biggest challenge is, right now, just communication. Previously, a patient would come in after having… Continue Reading

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NIH’s HEALING Communities Initiative

NIH’s HEALING Communities Initiative

Alex: Frequently I tell people I was just a living, breathing stereotype of all those awful images that your mind can conjure when you think of heroin addiction. That’s absolutely me. My name is Alex Elswick, and I’m the co-founder… Continue Reading

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Delta BLUES Beacon Community, Mississippi: Improving Health Through Health Technology

Delta BLUES Beacon Community, Mississippi: Improving Health Through Health Technology

KAREN FOX: The Beacon Community of the Mississippi Delta is a large geographic community over 18 counties. It’s a farming community. It’s probably the most fertile land in the country. In the Delta, we have one primary care physician to… Continue Reading

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Hawaii County Beacon Community: Improving Health Through Health Technology

Hawaii County Beacon Community: Improving Health Through Health Technology

KAREN PELLEGRIN: The Hawai’i County Beacon Community is a very agricultural-based, rural community. MIKE SAYAMA: There’s about 175,000 people. We’ll never have enough physicians to take care of the population. We can hire care coordinators in these different communities, hook… Continue Reading

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Beacon Community Program: Improving Health Through Health Technology

Beacon Community Program: Improving Health Through Health Technology

THOMAS TSANG: Health care is one of the few industries that are 20 years behind every other industry using technology to improve quality. MELANIE MASTANDUNO: There’s just reams of paper that is almost impossible to analyze. GAURAV NAGRATH: There is… Continue Reading

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Greg Williams – Young People in Recovery

Greg Williams – Young People in Recovery

My name is Greg Williams and I am a young person in long-term recovery, and for me that means that I haven’t used alcohol or other drugs since I was 17. And recovery has really given me an opportunity to… Continue Reading

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Road to Recovery – Prevention and Early Intervention in Behavioral Health (Full Episode)

Road to Recovery – Prevention and Early Intervention in Behavioral Health (Full Episode)

[Music] Hello, I’m Ivette Torres, and welcome to another edition of the Road to Recovery. Today we’ll be talking about prevention and early intervention in behavioral health, promising practices. Joining us in our panel today are Kristen Brennan, Executive Director,… Continue Reading