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PCF Insurance Services Acquires California-Based John E. Peakes Insurance Agency, Inc.

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PCF Insurance Services (PCF), a top 20 U.S. insurance brokerage firm, announced today its acquisition of John E. Peakes Insurance Agency, Inc., a family-owned, full-service personal lines agency based in Ventura, California.  The partnership allows PCF Insurance to expand its portfolio into niche markets in the high-growth small …

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Behind Integrated Behavioral Health Services

In this episode of “The Vitals,” Oncology Nursing News® met with Matt Iwaniec, PsyD, a licensed clinical health psychologist with the stem cell transplant and CAR-T therapy program at Allegheny Health Network, to discuss fully integrated behavioral services as it relates to oncology. In our discussion, Iwaniec highlights the mechanisms behind psychosocial treatments like cognitive behavior …

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Ivermectin among generic drugs that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large study shows

A new study found three generic drugs — fluvoxamine, which is often prescribed to treat depression, the controversial antimalarial ivermectin, and the diabetes pill metformin — failed to prevent the kind of severe COVID-19 that leads to an emergency-room visit or hospitalization.  The research, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, examined whether …

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HHS Announces Nearly $44 Million to Strengthen Mental Health and Substance Use Services for Populations at Risk for or Living with HIV/AIDS

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced three funding opportunities to strengthen mental health and substance use services for individuals at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS. Totaling $43.7 million dollars, the funding opportunities reflect the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to providing accessible, …

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Community Invited to Provide Input on Mental Health Services Act Annual Update

​COMMUNITY INVITED TO PROVIDE INPUT ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACTTHREE-YEAR PROGRAM AND EXPENDITURE REPORT ANNUAL UPDATE (Placerville, CA) – The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division invites the public to review and provide comment on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Update (Update). The draft Update …

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Half of Texas school districts don’t offer mental health services: report

Mental health services are not offered at close to half of Texas’ school districts, according to a CBS News report. The network analyzed data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and found that out of the state’s 1,247 public school districts, 593 of them did not provide telehealth services or have a school psychologist on …

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Sen. Luján, HHS Secretary Becerra briefed on community health services

LAS CRUCES ‒ Local and state officials and health providers gave a public briefing to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra Wednesday morning on the state of behavioral health services in New Mexico, how school-based health centers have helped bridge gaps and why ongoing federal support for the initiatives is necessary. Becerra, a member …

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Oregon expands mental health services to students

Oregon students and school staff are receiving expanded mental health services from the Oregon Department of Education. A federally funded project, called The Strengthening Mental Health in Education initiative, aims to improve the mental health of Oregon students. The $5.5 million initiative comes at a time when a recent report from the Annie E. Casey …

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Rally for mental health services in Killingly held at state capitol

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Killingly residents got together for a rally at the state capitol Wednesday to continue a push for a mental health clinic at the high school. This comes as the Connecticut Department of Education is investigating into the Killingly Board of Education and demanding answers to why their request for a mental …

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NHS mental health services are turning children away when they need us most | Tara Porter

Lara* was brought to A&E by her parents after she took paracetamol with suicidal intent. When mental health staff tried to understand her state of mind, they heard that Lara had been struggling to concentrate in school and was overwhelmed about exams and friendship issues. She often felt sad and low. She had developed habits …

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