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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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 …

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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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Real-Life Solutions to Helping Foster Care Families

There are over 427,000 children in foster care in the United States1. Envolve PeopleCareTM is working to bring stability to foster children through partnership with states to redesign and improve the systems that serve children in foster care. In other words, Envolve PeopleCare offers the vital support for those who need it most. This was the assistance Carrie* offered to …

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The Consequences of Gary’s Secondhand Tobacco Smoke

Smoking costs the United States billions each year. In healthcare alone, $170 billion is spent on medical expenses1. Although the number of smokers has declined, tobacco industries are vamping up advertising efforts by $25 million a day to try and keep smokers hooked and to draw in new customers – leaving health care companies to clean up the pieces1. Nearly …