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Wellness Tip of the Week

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Make a choice each day to do something for your physical health. Small consecutive steps can lead to large returns.

Wellness News

January 22, 2015

Study Finds Partners’ Choices in Diet, Exercise, Smoking, etc. Affect Your Own

A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine finds that “when one partner changed to a healthier behavior (newly healthy), the other partner was more likely to make a positive health behavior change than if their partner remained unhealthy.” The authors, from the University College London, studied data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. The group concluded that “men and women are more likely to make a positive health behavior change if their partner does too. Involving partners in behavior change interventions may therefore help improve outcomes.”

For more on this study, see the publication here or the Washington Post’s article here.

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December 19, 2014

Join Dr. Chad Morris for the Webinar “How – Integrating Tobacco Treatment into Daily Practice”

BHWP’s Dr. Chad Morris will be presenting a webinar on January 20, 2015 at 1:00pm EST on how to integrate tobacco treatment services into organizational daily practice. Healthcare reform and other federal and state mandates require that tobacco screening, assessment, treatment and referral are included in service offerings. However, questions remain for many healthcare agencies on how to effectively integrate these services into their current workflows. Dr. Morris will present examples of agency workflows, offer treatment planning guidance and explore strategies for aligning workflows with core electronic health record fields.

To register for this webinar, go here.

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Cindy Morris, Clinical Director

Instead of having a holiday season full of fun boisterous activity, I caught the flu. For three weeks (and counting), I could barely talk without being overcome by a coughing fit. Although my usual protocol when sick is to pretend I’m not until it goes away, I decided to do it differently this time—so I’ve been laying low and resting as much as I can.

Since inactivity is not usually my friend, I decided one morning to keep my mind occupied by “geeking out” on coffee. I was inspired by a pot of coffee I made in my French press that was—in a word—terrible. First, I blamed Peet’s Coffee & Tea who I thought had over roasted my beans. Then, I threw out the offensive pound of beans and asked them to send another batch. Finally, because I didn’t have anything better to do, I started researching how to make the “perfect cup.”

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SAMHSA Teams Up with BHWP to Offer Guidance on Supporting Client Health

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), in partnership with the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, prepared A Provider Action Brief to offer guidance to clinicians, case managers, and peer providers on how to talk to clients about healthy eating and physical activity. The brief presents practical, time limited examples of how to raise awareness, enhance client self-management, encourage action based on strengths, and document change.

The brief, Supporting Clients to Make Healthy Food Choices and Increase Physical Activity, can be found here.

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