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Mental Health

Podcast Recap: Medibio’s Efforts to Advance Objectivity in Mental Healthcare

Medibio is headquartered in Australia with strong ties to Medical Alley. As a mental health technology company, Medibio is working to advance artificial intelligence technology to identify mental illness biomarkers and patterns, specifically for depression. To learn more about this exciting research and enterprise, Medical Alley invited Claude Solitaro, managing director of Medibio, to share […]

Podcast Recap: Jill Wiedemann-West, CEO of People Incorporated, Discussed the Mental Wellness Spectrum

People Incorporated was founded in 1969 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since then, the organization has grown in size and outreach, innovating many of the state’s advancements in mental healthcare along the way. Its programs support those experiencing homelessness, intervene during crises and treat co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use.  To learn more about mental wellness […]

Podcast Recap: AiRCare’s Very Human Service

The pandemic threw a spotlight on our collective emotional well-being, as well as the role employers have in supporting their employees’ mental and behavioral health. AiRCare is a St. Paul-based company that partners with employers to make measurable improvements in well-being using proactive strategies. To learn more about behavioral health, we invited two of AiRCare’s […]

Podcast Recap: GrandPad’s Technology for Improving Older Adults’ Quality of Life

Well before the pandemic, isolation and loneliness among older adults was a large health concern. The pandemic and stay-at-home orders accelerated awareness, attention and innovative solutions to help older adults remain well connected to their loved ones, community and healthcare. GrandPad is a tablet designed specifically for older adults to easily and intuitively use, purposefully […]

National Addiction Treatment, Mental Health Leader Hazelden Betty Ford Promotes Physician to be Next CEO

CENTER CITY, Minnesota (February 25, 2021) – Joseph Lee, MD, has been promoted to become the eighth president and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, effective June 28. An experienced addiction medicine doctor and child and adolescent psychiatrist whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Seoul, South Korea, Lee will be the first physician and […]

New Dean Selected at Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Dr. Kevin Doyle to support future counselors treating substance use and mental health disorders Center City, Minn. (Jan. 27, 2021) – Dr. Kevin Doyle began his tenure this week as dean at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, a school with a singular and high-demand focus: training and educating counselors who will lead […]

Anoka-Hennepin District Partners with Hazelden Betty Ford

New substance use prevention, screening and support services to help students, families in Minnesota’s largest school district CENTER CITY (Dec. 1, 2020) – Minnesota’s largest school district and the nation’s leading addiction and mental health treatment provider today announced a unique collaboration that will help high school students with issues related to mental health, substance use […]

Virtual Outpatient Addiction Care Produces Promising Outcomes

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation shares early data CENTER CITY (Oct. 8, 2020) – In late March, the flurry of everyday life quieted to the hum of laptops and the vibration of a phone, and addiction care—like so much else—found a new path forward. Pandemic restrictions prompted a pivot from on-site intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment to […]

Rates of Follow-up After a Diagnosis of Depression Show Substantial Room for Improvement

MNCM releases its Depression Care in Minnesota: Adults and Adolescents report MINNEAPOLIS (September 24, 2020) – MN Community Measurement, an independent nonprofit organization that empowers health care decision makers with meaningful data to drive improvement, has released a new report on outcomes for treatment of depression in Minnesota.  The Depression Care in Minnesota: Adults and […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Expands Access Statewide To Supportive Care Services From Livio Health

Virtual Care Available Statewide at No Additional Cost for Medicare Advantage and Fully Insured Commercial Members SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced that supportive care services from Livio Health will be expanded for the second time this year, making access available to more than 240,000 Blue […]

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