March 6, 2019

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Healthcare Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog/Vlog

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Health IT examplesLisa Deal is the recently appointed CEO at Mission Hospice & Home Care. She began her career at Mission in 2010, as a Nurse Case Manager, then went on to serve as Mission’s Director of Palliative Care, and then Director of Clinical Outreach. In 2014, she became the organization’s Chief Clinical Officer, and has been responsible for the operations of Mission’s continuum of care, which includes an array of programs to support patients and families during the final phase of life. Mission Hospice is a local, independent, nonprofit organization serving patients and families in the San Mateo and Santa Clara County area, offering quality, compassionate end-of-life, palliative home health, and transitional care, as well as grief support and an array of community offerings. Previously in her career, Lisa was Program Officer at David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos, and Editor of the Foundation’s “Future of Children” Journal. She was also a Public Health Nurse at HIV and Family Planning Clinics, in Seattle, and a Visiting Nurse/ Cardiology Nurse, in Boston. Referred to ABL by Mission’s former CEO, Dwight Wilson, Lisa has joined the Bay Area Round Table.

Mimi Grant’s Blog Post:  At the crossroads: Social Determinants of Health, and Homelessness

Health IT examplesThe stigma that has so long been associated with getting help with behavioral issues – even mental health disorders, is melting away. As Peggy Drexler recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal, “Millennials Are the Therapy Generation”: “People in their 20s and 30s seek mental-health help more often, as new habits and technologies change the nature of treatment.” [PHOTO CREDIT: The Wall Street Journal]

In fact, according to data from 147 colleges and universities, the number of students seeking help with their mental health issues increased at five times the rate of new students starting college, between 2011 and 2016. And the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association found a 47% increase in depression diagnoses among 18-to-34-year olds, in the three years between 2013 and 2016.

This data is certainly supported by what we hear in our confidential Round Tables – both by parents of college-age students, and our Member-providers of behavioral health services, who are having difficulty finding enough LCSWs, MFTs, CBTs, and counselors in general, to meet the demand. Of course, one of the main reasons for the growth of Behavioral Health is that it’s increasingly paid for… CLICK TO READ REST OF BLOG


        • 3/06 – Orange County Round Table
        • 3/12 – Silicon Valley Round Table
        • 3/13 – San Francisco Round Table
        • 3/14 – East Bay Round Table
        • 3/15 – Los Angeles Round Table

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