Envolve Center and Health Plan Test New Approach with Childhood Obesity

Sunflower Health Plan MemberConnections representatives Shannon Bohannon (front), Karen Patterson (middle), and Debbie Weber (back). Sunflower Health Plan MemberConnections representatives Shannon Bohannon (front), Karen Patterson (middle), and Debbie Weber (back). St. Louis, MO (November 9, 2017) – Initial results of research into the use of peer coaches to manage childhood obesity have been so positive that one Centene health plan …

Halloween Won’t be Scary with these Festive Safety Tips

Farmington, CT (October 30, 2017) – Lose the tricks and keep Halloween a treat. Halloween is a fun-filled holiday where treats are unlimited and so are the potential costume ideas. According to the National Safety Council, 89% of kids participate in Halloween activities and of those children, 73% actually go door-to-door. While trick-or-treating is a fun activity, even the biggest monster …

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Four Ways Traditional Diabetes Management is Antiquated

Farmington, CT (October 24, 2017) – Every 21 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. With this frequency, the amount of Americans affected by this disease has reached 30 million people. Between the direct medical costs associated, and reduced productivity at work, the American Diabetes Association estimated $245 billion is spent annually on managing diabetes. The number of those …

Test your Mental Health Knowledge

Farmington, CT (October 20, 2017) – Are you stigmatizing individuals who experience or exhibit mental illness? The stigma associated with behavioral health conditions can limit the access an individual can receive to mental healthcare. People with mental illnesses can often feel shamed by their family, friends, and even their healthcare provider. Self-awareness and education are key to reducing stigma. Put …

Decoding Medical Mystery Terms this Health Literacy Month

Farmington, CT (October 16, 2017) – It’s time for your annual doctor’s appointment and you’re feeling a bit nervous. The doctor is friendly enough, but half the time you’re not sure what he’s talking about. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not the only one. The CDC reports that individuals with low health literacy are more likely to visit an emergency …

How to Address Workplace Bullying

Farmington, CT (October 11, 2017) – Unfortunately the school yard or playground aren’t going to be the only places you can spot a bully. Sadly, childhood bullies often grow into adult bullies, bringing their destructive tendencies into the workplace, affecting workplace culture and overall productivity. In fact, 60 million Americans are affected by workplace bullying, according to the Workplace Bullying …

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Defying the Substance Use Disorder Odds

While a pregnancy announcement is generally a joyous moment, Sara’s* multidisciplinary Care Managers got the baby blues before she could even start dreaming up nursery designs. They were deeply concerned when they learned the 30-year old Medicaid member was a struggling addict and not only expecting, but expecting twins. Her pregnancy was going to be far from normal. She was …