Ellie Pai Hong of Comcast Newsmakers and Raul Garza, President & CEO at Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness discuss a novel approach to health, especially for mental illness. Aunt Martha’s uses telemedicine to bring services to patients in underserved areas, recently opened an integrated care site with Thresholds (one of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in Illinois), and opened its latest clinic at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford.
School is right around the corner! Schedule your back to school physical today! For more information about school physicals and list of our health fairs, click the link below. www.auntmarthas.org/back-school-physicals
We are very excited to have Alpana Singh as our special guest at our 45th Anniversary Gala! Alpana is more than just a TV Show Host and restaurateur, she is also a philanthropist who believes in helping the community. She works with St. Sabina church in Chicago and hires at-risk youth to work in her restaurants.
For more information, you can see the full article from the Chicago Tribune.
School will be out soon, and many families will be getting ready for summer vacations, camps, and other fun activities. Before you start your summer, make an appointment for your preteen vaccinations. Making these appointments now will allow you to beat the back-to-school rush at the end of the summer vacation before school starts.
Do you have unpleasant memories of getting the chickenpox when you were young? You may remember having an uncomfortable rash, staying home from school for a week, and trying not to scratch the scabs. You may also remember it as a rite of passage, because all of your friends got it—It was just part of growing up. That’s because chickenpox is very contagious. One child can spread it to another from 1 to 2 days before they get the rash until all their chickenpox blisters have formed scabs (usually 5-7 days). But, now, your children don’t have to suffer the way and your friends did because there’s a vaccine to protect them against chickenpox.
Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.
Making the choice to vaccinate your child is vital for their health and well-being. Even so, getting shots can still be stressful for you and your little one. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can support your child before, during, and after shots.
You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?
For behavioral health patients, both high- and low-need, the complexity of accessing physical and behavioral health services separately can be prohibitive. There are also many behavioral health conditions that can and should be addressed within primary care settings, but patients often encounter primary care providers who lack experience in treating behavioral health conditions or engaging behavioral health members in their own care.