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Compared to other Californians, Valley residents have higher poverty rates, lack access to health insurance and medical providers, have higher rates of asthma and diabetes and don’t get their behavioral health needs adequately addressed. Those are some of the findings from research across four counties published in a “Community Needs Assessment” report by the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at California State University, Fresno.
Community Connections Program in partnership with Humana makes a difference
Yolanda Rodriguez, 46, had been in and out of Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department several times a month for a year. She had poorly managed diabetes made worse by mental health issues and living on the streets.
Your mind and body are intimately connected, and your overall health depends on both of them working well. This is most evident in depression: Research shows that people who suffer from clinical depression face a higher risk for contracting certain illnesses, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Community Behavioral Health Center’s Marcia Melby RN-BC, PMH, was honored as American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s (APNA) nurse of the year in Clinical Practice.
Jolie Gordon-Browar, MSN, RN, was named “RN of the Year in Clinical Practice” by the Central San Joaquin Valley Nursing Leadership Coalition. Gordon-Browar is a psychiatric liaison nurse for Community Behavioral Health Center at Community Regional Medical Center’s emergency department.
Our 61-bed inpatient facility makes us the area’s largest psychiatric care provider, with a mission to ensure optimal mental health for our patients, their families and the community at large through education and treatment.
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