October 2015

Behavioral Health Integration: Three Models

Blog - October 6, 2015
Natalya Seibel

Behavioral health integration is an enormous part of successful patient-centered primary care. In 2013, there were an estimated 43.8 million adults aged 18 or older in the U.S. with a diagnosable mental illness or 18.5 percent of U.S. adults (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH]). Integrating mental health professionals into primary care settings to help screen and treat those suffering from depression can aid in easing the debilitating mental, physical, and monetary cost to individual’s lives (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2012).

Oregon Center for Nursing: Supporting the Workforce

Blog - October 16, 2015
Jana Bitton

The OCN has been dedicated to providing information about the nursing workforce in Oregon for the past 13 years. We are small, with two staff members, but have a board of directors consisting of 12 nurses from diverse backgrounds who provide us focus and direction. For instance, members of our board include representatives from the Oregon Nurses Association, the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, and the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

3 Good Things – A Simple Way to Reduce Burnout

Blog - October 26, 2015
Rebekah Bally

Do you or your team experience any of the following in your workplace?: Extreme exhaustion, feeling low, reduced performance, irritability or impatience. These are all signs of burnout and can wreak havoc not only on the well-being of individuals, but entire organizations.