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New User-friendly of Evidence-based Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) and Companion Materials Now Available from Hazelden

New User-friendly of Evidence-based Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) and Companion Materials Now Available from Hazelden

Center City, MN (PRWEB) August 23, 2011

As many as half of all people who arrive at mental health clinics or addiction treatment facilities have co-occurring disorders, requiring effective, integrated care as outlined in IDDT. Recognizing the need for comprehensive research and information about dual diagnosis and IDDT treatment in a format that guides professionals in implemented integrated treatment practices, the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and Hazelden have redesigned the acclaimed Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) and Hazelden is now offering the program, one component of the larger Severe Mental Illness (SMI) product line– on its website.

Far surpassing its predecessor in ease of implementation and ongoing usability in clinical settings, this updated and expanded IDDT curriculum is redesigned not only to more effectively teach clinical skills and provide practitioners with resources and tools for their practice, but to offer the guidance necessary to align the work of departments and transform agencies into integrated treatment providers.

Identified as an evidence-based practice (EBP) by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, IDDT calls for mental health and substance abuse treatment to be delivered at the same place, at the same time, and with the same treatment team. As funding for behavioral health treatment becomes scarce, only the most clinically- and cost-effective interventions and evidence-based practices will pass muster with mental-health authorities and policy makers. But while EBPs have been shown to produce better clinical outcomes, they are also perceived to be more expensive services.

A groundbreaking study of behavior healthcare claims data in Ohio found just the opposite was true – Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment actually helped save $ 1.4 million in service costs for a group of 160 people with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

Hazelden and the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC) have also created a Recovery Life Skills Program that is designed to work hand in hand with the new and improved IDDT program.

Developed by Lindy Fox, MA, LADC of the PRC, the Recovery Life Skills Program also utilizes evidence-based protocols. The Program has been research tested at eight pilot sites by Dartmouth researchers, and the easy-to-implement curriculum includes a facilitator’s guide with step-by-step session instructions and reproducible client handouts–everything needed for rapid integration, and to revise existing programs into those found in dual diagnosis treatment centers.

Hazelden offers a comprehensive collection of professional resources for the integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders, including the evidence-based Co-occurring Disorders Program (CDP) and the SMI product line In addition to the IDDT and Recovery Life Skills materials, Hazelden’s SMI line includes Housing First Collection advocates providing housing first, then supportive treatment services. The program materials offer guidance, tools and tips to evolve existing programs into the Housing First model, and for implementation within the community.

Rounding out Hazelden’s educational offerings for addiction and mental health practitioners is Supported Employment, Individual Placement and Support (IPS), training materials and curricula to help clients compete in the workforce. Studies have shown that participants in an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program are three times more likely to work in regular, competitive jobs than those in other vocational programs. The evidence-based practices in Supported Employment offers knowledge and tools born from the IPS model to help clients with mental health disorders obtain jobs with competitive wages based on their field of interest.

Hazelden is a private, not-for-profit organization, Hazelden helps people transform their lives by providing the best addiction treatment and recovery services as well as education, research, and publishing products available today.


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HelloLife Products Now Available at Warren Nutrition

HelloLife Products Now Available at Warren Nutrition

Grand Rapids, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011

HelloLife is excited to announce adding another retailer to its growing list of health food store partners – Warren Nutrition.

Warren Nutrition matches the same level of dedication to health and nutrition as HelloLife,” says CEO and President Albert Duoibes. “Their high levels of customer service and commitment to quality are what we look for in choosing our retailers.”

Warren Nutrition stores are located in and around the Grand Rapids area. For more information, visit http://www.warrennutrition.com/.

About HelloLife

HelloLife, LLC is an Applied Life Science and Technology company doing business in the fields of health and wellness. HelloLife has its headquarters at 4460 – 44th St. SW, Ste. C 600, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512. HelloLife is focused on delivering over-the-counter (OTC) relief products registered with the FDA.

Our products are available to consumers via retailers, healthcare professionals and direct mail. For more information about the company or our products, visit our website at: http://www.hellolife.net. HelloLife continues to offer our successful pet health care line to the market as well. Interested consumers can visit the VETiONX website at: http://www.vetionx.com/.

If you’d like more information about HelloLife or our products, please contact Jennie Mac Anaspie at 616.808.3290 x1028 or via email at jmacanaspie(at)hellolife(dot)net.


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Unique Native American Remedy; Natural Gum Healing Clay Toothpaste Available at Whole Foods Mill Valley and Roseville.

Unique Native American Remedy; Natural Gum Healing Clay Toothpaste Available at Whole Foods Mill Valley and Roseville.

San Francisco, CA. (PRWEB) June 01, 2011

Today, Zion Health announces the availability of ClayBrite Natural Toothpaste in Whole Foods Mill Valley and Whole Foods Roseville. Claybrite is a unique brown colored toothpaste sweetened with Stevia leaf extract that is known to whiten the teeth, and help heal gum disease. Natural health consumers who live in Sacramento or Mill Valley may now purchase this unique brown colored toothpaste in their local Whole Food Store or internet shoppers may order ClayBrite Natural Toothpaste online at http://www.kanwaminerals.com.

“Whole Foods is recognized for selling the highest quality organic body care products. This makes our natural clay toothpaste an excellent addition to their already unique line of natural remedies and herbal body care products.” says Eddy Urbina, Zion Health sales manager. “ClayBrite consists of mainly clay and mint which is a healthy alternative to standard toothpastes currently available in grocery outlets and retail chains.”

Zion Health’s light brown colored toothpaste contains a unique type of clay called Kanwa or referred to by scientists as Calcium Montmorillonite clay. Calcium Montmorillonite is a natural, edible type of clay that contains trace minerals that are healthy to eat and serves as a gentle detox remedy. NASA sponsored research and latest research from MIT both claim this type of clay contains healthy nutrients and a natural pulling power that helps absorb toxins including harmful bacteria.

Zion Health sells a full line of healing clay body care products made with Kanwa including natural skin care products, and detox remedies. Their inspiration comes from ancient native practices of healing with clay. Native Americans commonly used clay to clean the gums and brush their teeth. Clay was additionally used in native medicine to soothe digestive ailments and heal wounds. The American Journal of Medicine reported African tribes used clay to detoxify contaminated water and poisonous foods.

“Certain types of clay contain powerful medicinal properties that help heal a long list of health ailments,” states Gloria Vilchez, Zion Health marketing manager. “In France, Montmorillonite clay is sold by bulk in most health food stores as a healthy supplement to the diet. The U.S. needs to catch up when it comes to the distribution of natural medicines.”

Zion Health products are available in local health food stores and Whole Food Store locations in Redwood City, San Ramon, San Mateo, Cupertino, including the recent addition of Whole Foods Mill Valley and Roseville. Zion’s natural body care products may also be purchased online at http://www.kanwaminerals.com.



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Mental Health Experts Available To Discuss University Shooting

Mental Health Experts Available To Discuss University Shooting

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 20, 2008

Mental health experts from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) are available to comment on the student shootings at Northern Illinois University.

“Tragedies like the Illinois campus shooting emphasize the need for all of us to work together to make our communities healthier and safer,” said Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council. “As those charged with serving broad populations and helping communities solve problems, National Council members are providers of education and community support in addition to treatment. Perhaps more than ever before, we must now focus on building the mental health literacy of Americans. We need to ensure that every citizen understands the signs of mental illness and knows how to help when an individual’s mental health deteriorates–before a crisis happens,” she added.

National Council experts focus on educating communities on issues such as:

What kind of mental health issues may people who commit these kinds of crimes be suffering from?
Are there warning signs to look for in people with mental illness?
Who can community members who may be struggling in the aftermath of the tragedy turn to for help?
What kind of mental health counseling for students and community members may be needed?
What sort of long-term challenges may students and community members face in the weeks, months and years after this tragedy?

Rosenberg also commented, “As the single largest association representing community behavioral healthcare, we offer news and information about common mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We want our public to know that we will help provide insight into the challenges to recognizing, understanding, and treating these mental and health conditions.”

Experts are currently available to answer community questions. For more information visit the National Council at TheNationalCouncil.org.

About The National Council

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association of 1,400 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders to nearly six million adults, children, and families in communities across the country. The National Council and its members bear testimony to the fact that medical, social, psychological and rehabilitation services offered in community settings help people with mental illnesses and addiction disorders recover and lead productive lives.

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Attention All Public Health Emergency Responders, ?Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response? is Now Available

Attention All Public Health Emergency Responders, “Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response” is Now Available

Landover, MD (PRWEB) October 15, 2010

The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation announces the publication of its fourth book, Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response: Principles & Practice. Written by U.S. Public Health Service leaders with expertise in responding to public health emergencies nationally and internationally, the book provides a comprehensive much-needed reference for all emergency medical response personnel. It organizes a vast array of emergency public health organizational and practice information in a form that allows ready understanding of the principles and practice norms within the field, and their inter-relationships. As noted by the book’s Senior Editor, 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, the book will “…serve to enhance the knowledge and professionalism of those who are tasked with an emergency response mission.” Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response is an essential resource in learning about the actions and approaches that are utilized in dealing with public health related disasters in this Nation and within the complex global community.

“Wow! Admiral Carmona and colleagues have written the essential disaster manual. Every officer of the Public Health Service, and every civilian responder, will not just study it, but pack it in their duffle bag. Military and academic leaders will also be caught referring to it with the next pandemic, hurricane, earthquake, or bombing. A real service to the nation, indeed to all nations.” — Colonel S. Ward Casscells, MD, US Army Reserve, Tyson Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Vice President, University of Texas at Houston, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (2007-9)

“The challenge in health in the 21st century will be merging public health principles and clinical practice more effectively. Nowhere is this more imperative than in preparation and response to disasters. This book offers the interested reader insight into how that can happen in its discussion of operational implementation of public health and clinical practice in demanding circumstances. One will leave this book at the end impressed and informed by the progress that has been made in improving our care for people in catastrophic events.” — Rear Admiral W. Craig Vanderwagen, USPHS, (Ret.), First DHHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

“Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response: Principles & Practice”

     Editors: VADM Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, CAPT Robert G. Darling, MC, USN (Ret.), CAPT James E. Knoben, PharmD, MPH, USPHS, (Ret.), RADM Jerrold M. Michael, DrPH, ScD, USPHS, (Ret.)
     Publisher: PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health
     344 Pages, Softbound, Color Cover, 8 3/4″ H x 5 7/8” W


     Retail Price (19 or fewer copies): $ 28.00 per book plus shipping and handling
     Wholesale Price (20 or more copies): $ 25.00 per book plus shipping and handling
     COA Member Price: $ 22.00 per book plus shipping and handling (find code on COA Members Only website under Member Resources then scroll down to Publications)
     To order, visit: https://www.graygraphics.net/phspph/order.htm
     For orders of 100 or more copies, please contact COF directly at (301) 731-9080


     Up to 9 copies: $ 4.00 per order
     10 copies or More: $ 25.00 per order

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NOZA Philanthropy Data Now Directly Available to Canadian Nonprofits

NOZA Philanthropy Data Now Directly Available to Canadian Nonprofits

Charleston, SC (Vocus/PRWEB) February 17, 2011

Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced that NOZA Philanthropy Data (NOZA) is now available directly to Canadian subscribers via NOZAsearch.ca. NOZA is the world’s largest searchable database of charitable donations with more than 60 million American and Canadian gift records. NOZA is a service of Target Analytics™, a Blackbaud company.

“Although NOZA’s Canadian data has been available through several valued partners since 2007, we are pleased to be able to now support the Canadian nonprofit community directly with access to NOZA philanthropy data for nonprofits, fundraising consultants, and nonprofit support centers,” said Kathleen Rogers, NOZA product manager. “We have continued to assemble the most trusted Canadian philanthropic database available on the market today and look forward to providing enhanced service through direct access to more than 2 million gift records to Canadian nonprofits.”

NOZA is designed to help fundraisers identify prospects for charitable giving and understand who major donors are giving to and how much they are investing. It also enables fundraisers to better understand donors’ interests and ensure that they are asking for a targeted gift amount. Subscribers can choose to access Canadian data only or both Canadian and United States data. The database of individual, corporate and foundation donations to Canadian nonprofits of all kinds is searchable by donor name or by region. A must-have for prospect research professionals, giving history is also very helpful to development directors, major giving officers, and even small nonprofits just getting started with fundraising in helping them prepare their ask amounts.

“NOZA has become my go-to source for donation information – it is the most comprehensive giving database I’ve ever used,” said Shelly Steenhorst-Baker, Ottawa-based Carleton University’s manager, research and records. “I can’t function without having NOZA to rely upon to get that big, long-term picture of what prospects are giving to and what they are most interested in.

“My fundraisers are very happy with the quality of data I’m able to give to them, and they really rely on it. With NOZA data, I can provide them with better estimates of giving capacity, and they feel like they have a better idea of what prospects are interested in, which is very important to a University with so many potential areas to support.”

Shirley Clark, who manages annual giving at Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario, recently subscribed to NOZA after using the free trial and realizing how simple and easy it was to use.

“I was amazed by how quick everything was to search and at the capabilities for finding valuable major giving data,” she said. “With NOZA, you can really get a sense of where prospects give, how much they give, and their potential. It is easy to qualify prospects and look at opportunities to upgrade them. Plus, it’s so fast and simple to build reports and import them into Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge. That allows our fundraisers to know a lot of information about the individual, helping them do better stewardship and donor cultivation.”

NOZA Philanthropy Data is a service of Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company that provides wealth screening and prospect research solutions to more than 6,000 nonprofits. It is the only comprehensive solution to help nonprofits replenish their donor pool, identify best prospects, assess donor performance, provide peer-to-peer comparisons, and ensure a nonprofit’s information is as accurate as possible.

For more information, visit http://www.nozasearch.ca, where qualified nonprofits or philanthropic consultants can request a free research pass.

NOZA representatives will also be available to demo the service at the 2011 CASE District VIII Conference, being held in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 23 to 25. David Lamb, Target Analytics senior consultant, will present the following session at the event:

–Prospect Research in a Campaign

Friday, February 25, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Death and taxes…and campaigns. You can’t avoid them. A capital campaign can bring unique demands and pressures on a prospect researcher. Effective prospect research is a vital component of any successful campaign. This session will cover how a campaign should affect the activities of prospect researchers, the systems required to manage prospect information in a campaign, and the resources available for helping identify the prospects needed for the campaign.

For more information, visit http://www.case8vancouver.org.

About Blackbaud

Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 24,000 organizations — including The American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Lincoln Center, The Salvation Army, The Taft School, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, the WGBH Educational Foundation, and Yale University — use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud’s sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com.

Media Contact:

Melanie Mathos

Blackbaud, Inc.

843.216.6200 x3307

Forward-looking Statements

Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; continued success in sales growth; management of integration of acquired companies and other risks associated with acquisitions; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks related to our dividend policy and share repurchase program, including potential limitations on our ability to grow and the possibility that we might discontinue payment of dividends; risks relating to restrictions imposed by the credit facility; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organization; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud’s investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.


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Emergency Grants and Mental Health First Aid Training Available to Meet Mental Health Needs after Haiti Earthquake

Emergency Grants and Mental Health First Aid Training Available to Meet Mental Health Needs after Haiti Earthquake

Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 19, 2010

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is offering small emergency grants and free Mental Health First Aid training to support mental health efforts in the wake of the devastating Haiti earthquake.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti and with their loved ones in the U.S. We commend the efforts of many agencies and individuals that are providing disaster relief. Our pockets are not deep but we are standing by to help in any way we can,” Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council said.

Through its Project Helping Hands, the National Council offers small grants to organizations working to meet the mental health needs of Haitian survivors and loved ones in the U.S. Since 2005, Project Helping Hands has supported behavioral healthcare organizations responding to emergency mental health and addictions treatment needs in the wake of disaster — hiring treatment staff, setting up emergency outreach offices, and purchasing medications and emergency equipment.

It is estimated that up to 25 to 30 percent of people in the most vulnerable communities experience the onset of trauma and mental disorders in the wake of disaster. These needs usually manifest several weeks to months after a disaster, as the reality of loss and displacement sinks in. Those with pre-existing serious mental illnesses may be traumatized anew or displaced and need extra care and support.

Haitian populations in the U.S., concerned about the safety and whereabouts of any loved ones in Haiti, may also be experiencing acute anxiety and stress reactions. Further, it is likely that the U.S. will see a significant influx of surviving Haitians over the coming months and a good number will likely experience mental health issues, in addition to the challenges of settling into a new culture.

Free Mental Health First Aid USA (http://www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org) training is available for volunteers headed to help in Haiti in the coming months and for community groups and caring citizens working with Haitian populations in the U.S.

Mental Health First Aid USA — a collaboration of the National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Missouri Department of Mental Health — equips members of the public with skills and resources to help someone developing a mental health problem or save someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Those trained in Mental Health First Aid can recognize the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and connect persons in need with appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support.

Those who wish to support the Haiti disaster mental health response may donate to the National Council’s Project Helping Hands at http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/cs/project_helping_hands.

The National Council is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association of 1,700 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders to nearly six million adults, children and families in communities across the country.


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