Northwestern Community Services Board, a public mental health agency based in Front Royal, Virginia, is seeking mental health professionals for crisis-oriented work. Crisis Therapists provide assessment and brief treatment in local hospitals and clinic setting. Starting salary is $49,490. As we work to expand our workforce, there are a number of positions currently open. Requires a Master’s degree in a relevant human services field, with eligibility for LCSW or LPC in Virginia. Will receive on the job, specialized training to qualify as Certified Prescreener. Please see the job description for Crisis Services Therapist and apply online at www.nwcsb.com. Feel free to contact Crisis Services Program Manager George Dupuy with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethical Practice with Addiction will be offered on Wednesday, June 7 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am (sign in at 8 am) at the auditorium in the B & O Building of WV Northern Community College, Market Street, Wheeling WV. The fee is $20 which includes 2 CEU credits for social workers through Bethany College. Registration must be pre-paid – no payment at the door. Checks may be made payable to Altenheim Resource & Referral and mailed to Altenheim Resource & Referral Services, 1387 National Road, Wheeling.
Primanti Bros. is partnering with WVU Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins for a fundraising event for the WVU Cancer Institute’s Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund.
The restaurant chain will kick off its Hometown Edge fundraising program at three Primantis Bros. locations – Morgantown, Clarksburg, and Wheeling – in May and June. The first event will be held at the Morgantown Primantis Bros. on Monday, May 22, from 5-6 p.m. Coach Huggins will be there to talk with fans and discuss his fund.
Coach Huggins will also attend the Clarksburg Primantis Bros. event on Tuesday, May 23, at 8 p.m. and the Wheeling Primantis Bros. event on Monday, June 12, at 4 p.m.
At each of these events, Coach Huggins will hand out Hometown Edge cards. Every time Primanti Bros. customers use a Hometown Edge card at any of the three participating restaurants in West Virginia, 10 percent of the purchase will be donated to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. The program will run for one year.
Team-based care is cost-effective.
Team-based care provides intervention that incorporates a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of care for patients. Team-based care is established by adding new staff or changing the roles of existing staff to work with a primary care provider.
Team-based care is a health systems-level, organizational intervention that incorporates a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of care for patients. Each team includes the patient, the patient’s primary care provider, and other professionals such as nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, and community health workers. Team members provide process support and share responsibilities of care to complement the activities of the primary care provider. These responsibilities include medication management; patient follow-up; and adherence and self-management support.
Team-based care interventions typically include activities to:
- Facilitate communication and coordination of care support among various team members
- Enhance use of evidence-based guidelines by team members
- Establish regular, structured follow-up mechanisms to monitor patients’ progress and schedule additional visits as needed
- Actively engage patients in their own care by providing them with education about hypertension medication, adherence support (for medication and other treatments), and tools and resources for self-management (including health behavior change)
Mountains of Hope
Mountains of Hope is West Virginia’s Comprehensive Cancer Coalition. Mountains of Hope is comprised of more than 200 health care professionals, volunteers, cancer survivors, and community advocates from across the Mountain State. Coalition members meet on a quarterly basis in the Charleston area and work together to implement the goals and objectives outlined in our state’s ambitious comprehensive cancer plan. Mountains of Hope is the author of the WV Cancer Plan.
The four founding members of Mountains of Hope are the American Cancer Society (ACS), West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCSP), and the West Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Program (WVCCP).
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease
350 Capitol Street, Room 514 Charleston, WV 25301-3715
Ph: (304) 356-4193 Fx: (304) 558-1553