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 …

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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 …

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On.Demand Real-life Support for Diabetes can Save Real Lives

What causes high blood sugar? Which activities can lower it? People living with diabetes face these questions on a daily basis and have to determine how to keep their blood sugar levels within a healthy range. Since many living with the disease do not have sufficient knowledge on how to self-manage the condition, the costs associated with diabetes continue to …

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Defining Health in the Digital Age

In an office environment, it can be difficult for employees to squeeze in enough physical fitness throughout the day. This often leads to a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle. Studies suggest that sitting for prolonged periods of time is linked to issues like obesity, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol levels ― increasing the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.1 …

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Envolve Center Brings Promising Behavior-Based Healthcare Interventions to Light at AHIP National Conferences

St. Louis, MO (September 15, 2017) – Families who deal with inequities or social determinants that challenge their overall wellbeing and quality of life are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to both getting and staying healthy. When it comes to root-cause unhealthy behaviors, the impact is often intergenerational. Experts have found that behavior-change lifestyle interventions can re-set the …

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Finding Answers to Substance Use Disorders

St. Louis, MO (August 17, 2017) – Research into health behavior change often focuses on the barriers and pitfalls people face when trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle – and how to overcome them. In the search for solutions to substance use disorder and more specifically the opioid overdose epidemic currently facing the U.S., one project at the Envolve Center …