The MHCSW Year in Review

Before we dive into 2019, let's revisit these MHCSW favorites from the past year.

We tackled some heavy topics in 2018, including the opioid crisis, health equity and an alarming rise in maternal death rates. We also explored the benefits of workplace meditation and new ways to make health care and insurance more seamless for consumers and patients. Before diving into 2019, we want to highlight these MHCSW favorites from the past year for you to discover, revisit and share.

 

Maternal Health in 'Crisis Mode'

Maternal Health in ‘Crisis Mode’

The United States now has the highest rate of maternal mortality among developed nations. Here’s what’s underway to reverse the trend.

 

When Life is in the Balance, Excellence Means Everything

When Life Is in the Balance, Excellence Means Everything

Identifying the highest quality, most cost-effective providers in key specialties is critical in getting the best outcomes.

 

Wearables - Making the Health Care System Work

Use Wearables for Motivation, Not Medicine (Yet) 

Doctors and other health care professionals are trying to solve the conundrum of what to do with all the health data from millions of consumer wearables.

 

Health AdvocacyA Concierge Approach to Health Insurance

Most people don’t think about how health care works until they need it to work for them. A new breed of advocate may help them navigate their coverage and care.

 

Opioid Crisis - Making the Health Care System WorkTackling Prescribing Patterns to Combat Opioid Abuse

Is there a way to keep opioids out of the hands of all but the patients who legitimately need them?

 

Communication Is Key in Assessing and Addressing Suicide RiskCommunication Is Key in Assessing and Addressing Suicide Risk

A well-timed call, a few extra questions during a routine checkup, or even paying close attention to the answer to “How are you?” may be the difference between life and death.

 

A Community Approach to Health EquityVideo: Let’s Talk About Health Equity

It will take many diverse voices to help ensure everyone in the United States has the opportunity to achieve their optimal health — regardless of where they live, their race and ethnicity, their income and other factors.

 

Meditation Brings Sharper Focus to the Workplace

Taking a few minutes in the workday for meditation has benefits for employers and employees. Research shows it can improve workers’ health, increase productivity and reduce employers’ health care costs.

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