|Healthy York County Coalition||The Healthy York County Coalition is an ongoing collaborative effort to improve the health and wellness of the York County community. This effort is guided by:
• A broad definition of health that considers the root-cause of problems, not just the absence of disease;
• Analysis of population health through a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment conducted every three years;
• Development of community problem solving capacity that involves diverse participation;
• Strategies that use both long-term systems level change and short-term high impact projects;
• Focus on prevention strategies to guide residents in healthy choices, decreasing the likelihood of some diseases and improving medical outcomes for chronic conditions;
• Depression Awareness Website: www.Feeling-Blue.com Offers information and resources for people suffering from mild depression or depressive symptoms.
• Evaluation of outcomes.
Current Coalition Focus Areas:
Access to Health Care
Adult Overweight / Obesity
End of Life Planning
Smoking & Tobacco Use
Community Health Needs Assessment: Every three years the Coalition conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment to track trends and determine priorities for the next three years. The last assessment, completed in 2012, is a public document available to individuals and organizations seeking to improve local health services and programs.
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|iFred.org||Online resource for education, awareness, and mutual support for those who suffer from depression, their families and friends, and those who think they might suffer from depression. Interested members of the public can browse information, self-test for depression, help their friends and family understand, and join iNspire, an online community of those with similar struggles.||PO Box 17598, Baltimore MD (iFred.org)||International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression|
|International OCD Foundation||To provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders.
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|Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation - Free Mammograms||Lack of medical insurance does not mean going without that important yearly mammogram. Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation’s core mission is to provide free mammography screenings for women with little or no medical insurance. We work with over 14 health care providers in the Delaware Valley. Our screening program consists of the three elements of yearly breast care recommended by the AMA. In addition to the mammogram, women can expect to receive a clinical breast exam and important breast health information that includes an opportunity for questions and answers. Should a screening come back questionable, Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation will also provide free follow up care in the form of a diagnostic mammogram and/or ultrasound.||Philadelphia||Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation - Philadelphia; Bella Vista||Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation|
|National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County - NAMI Homefront||Free 6-week educational course for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of active duty service members or veterans with a mental illness. Based off the highly-structured Family-to-Family curriculum which educates participants about various mental illnesses, treatments and medications, and paths to recovery.||Erie||National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County||National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County|
|Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot - Main Office - Early Onset Recovery Program (EORP) for Psychosis||Provides education and specialty coordinated care to better understand psychosis symptoms, learn coping strategies, medication options to treat psychosis. Services include Psychotherapy, Education and work support, Family education and support, Case management, Medication management||Erie||Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot - Main Office||Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot|
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Mental Health Services for Veterans||The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.
The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Our Veterans return from service with wounds we cannot always see. VA is committed to providing our Veterans with the mental health services they deserve. Too often, the emotional scars of service can contribute to Veteran homelessness or place Veterans at risk of homelessness. VA offers many mental health services for Veterans to help them get back on their feet.
VA provides a variety of programs and services that Veterans can take advantage of, including:|
Visit website for additional information on these programs.
- Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program
Domiciliary care was initially established to provide services to economically-disadvantaged Veterans, and it remains committed to serving that group. The Domiciliary has evolved from a "Soldiers' Home" to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs). Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Program
- Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative
VA’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative provides substance use services in the community to aid homeless Veterans’ recovery.
- Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs
The Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs feature community-based locations and outreach activities that help to identify and match homeless Veterans with necessary services.
- VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program
VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to Veterans who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues, including substance use. At more than 135 HCHV sites, trained, caring VA specialists provide the tools and support necessary for Veterans to get their lives on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline or visit Learn more about the HCHV Program.
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program||United States Department of Veterans Affairs|
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Coaching into Care||the Veterans Health Administration's Coaching into Care provides a free and confidential coaching service to help callers discover new ways to support their Military Members with a goal of getting them into Mental Health treatment or learn of other resources to resolve issues. The Families of Soldiers and Veterans now have a chance to receive assistance and on-going follow-up with a Life Coach from the VA.
Coaching Into Care is aimed to show the Family Member how to support their Military Member, with regular one-on-one ‘life coaching’ via phone, which provides the skills of communication, education, navigating the VA system, treatment options, how to positively deal with a Military Member’s resistance to treatment; use of web-based video training to understand causes and find solutions.||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - MIRECC and CoE||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - MIRECC and CoE||The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs.
The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC) were established by Congress with the goal of researching the causes and treatments of mental disorders and using education to put new knowledge into routine clinical practice in the VA. Specialized mental health Centers of Excellence (MH CoE) are an essential component of VA’s response to meeting the mental health needs of Veterans.||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - MIRECC and CoE||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Mood Disorders Clinic||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics.
The University Drive campus serves as the acute care facility and has 146 operating beds distributed among medicine, surgery, neurology and critical care. A range of outpatient services and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds are located in the new Consolidation Building.
The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s University Drive Campus Mood Disorder Clinic (MDC) provides veterans with evaluation and assessment, treatment planning and evidence-based therapies for acute and chronic mood and adjustment disorders.
MDC staff includes nurse practitioners, psychiatrists and psychologists. The services available within the MDC are designed to help veterans be active participants in understanding their mood disorders across their lifespan.
Preconception and prenatal evaluations assists female veterans and their providers with understanding veterans’ current or potential mental health needs during and/or following pregnancy, especially in relation to the management of mood disorders.
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