4/23/2013

What Works, Works  What Doesn Doesn’t t Barbara DiMauro, LCSW

Components of Successful  Wellness Programming
 Care Coordination  Environment Conducive to Health Awareness  Peer to Peer Support  Diabetes Education  Access To Illness/Wellness Self Management Services  Health Promotion Activities  Nutrition Education  Access to Smoking Cessation Services  Workforce Health Promotion

Historical Barriers to Integration  of Wellness into Behavioral  Health 
 Financial  Scope of  Practice (Who’s 

Responsible for What?)  Approaches Don’t Always  Take Mental Illness Into  Account

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Common Health Problems of SMI  Population
 Obesity  Diabetes (type 1 and 2)  Low Physical Activity and Related Illness  Hypertension  Hypercholesterolemia  Lung Cancer  Cardiac Disease

Essential Components
 Conduct Initial Health Screenings   Collaboration with Peer Health Mentors/Specialists  Development of Wellness Plans for Each Client  Collaboration with Clinicians and Case Managers  Knowledge of Community Resources  Relationship with PCP

Health Education
 Key health and wellness lectures  Educational forums facilitated by “Experts” from 

various i  professions f i
 Community Inclusion  Topics chosen to meet the needs of consumers and 

families

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Group Curriculum Topics
 Understanding Your Illness From Head to Toe  Defining Health and Healthy Living  Preventing and Managing Health Problems  Choosing Systems  to Promote Recovery Ch i  Support S t S t t  P t  R  Understanding and Using Medications Effectively  Nutrition and Diet for the Mind and Body  Nutrition, Diet and …What about Exercise?  Being Well and Well‐Being  Developing Your Wellness Plan  Celebrating a Commitment to Health and Recovery

Things to Consider
 Organizational Culture  Workforce Development  Needs of Population  Partnerships  Funding Opportunities  Process/Operational Changes  Staffing Models  ‘Champions’

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