2023 Together - NA369 - Intentional Neighboring: Improving Healthcare Outcomes and Social Awareness
Today's societal problems are numerous — including the cost of healthcare, mental health challenges, the impact of financial distress, racial biases, income gaps, gun violence and a lack of compassionate care toward the end of life. Intentional communities are one way that such societal ills can be addressed. When faced with such a myriad of challenges in behavioral healthcare and counseling settings, our team of mental health providers, social workers and others often considers ways to address the long-term needs of our clients and patients. Often the issue of housing comes up because it is the most expensive aspect of one’s budget and when there is conflict in a family, residential issues become important to address. Intentional communities help us consider healthcare outcomes for vulnerable persons. For most conditions and diseases, a person’s long-term health habits have the greatest influence on delaying and preventing physiological decline. As a joint venture (a nonprofit merging missions with for-profit entities), these communities help enhance positive healthcare outcomes by providing many of the elements that lead to improved long-term health.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Other Healthcare Professionals
- Describe how to address aging in place, reducing isolation, and increasing awareness between health, environmental and personal factors.
- Identify options for affordable housing and community support.
- Explain how five design patterns are integral to addressing growing mental health issues.
Debra Ann King, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Family C.A.R.E. Services, Greenville, SC
Channing Moss, MA, Resident in Counseling, Intern/Clinician, Family C.A.R.E. Services, Greenville, SC
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive .75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
- 0.75 ACPE Pharmacist
- 0.75 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 ANCC
- 0.75 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.75 General CE – Attendance
- 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)