Engaging consumers in care and health behavior change is critical to their health and wellbeing. CIHS collects resources to inform your efforts to better engage and support consumers as they build new behaviors to achieve and maintain better health.
Check out the eSolutions article: Health Behavior Change Consumer Engagement (Part 1 in a series) to learn more Health behavior changes, like changing eating or exercise habits, which can profoundly affect the overall health of individuals with mental illnesses and addictions.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has resources for Diabetes Self-Management
Raising Awareness for those new to self management Professor Tanya Packer delivered sessions on ‘Demystifying Self Management: An Overview of the Approach’. An audio DVD was produced of this session. Copies can by ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Fact sheet from the CDC to assist providers in encouraging self-management
Recordings (synched audio and slides) remain in our archive for one year. For webinar recordings more than one year old, contact us at Integration@TheNationalCouncil.org.
SAMHSA Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center) webinar on social inclusion: Peer-Driven Innovations: Changing Systems, Changing Lives
The Role of Peer Providers in Integrated Health
Presenters: Paolo del Vecchio, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services; Larry Fricks, CIHS; Nancy Reed, NorthCare Community Mental Health Center; Janette McKeever, NorthCare Community Mental Health Center, Laura Pancake, Pacific Clinics
- Resource: Medicaid Coverage of Peer Support for People with Mental Illness: Available Research and State Examples
Psychosocial Processes of Health Behaviour Change in a Lifestyle found that Interventions should focus on improving participants’ self-efficacy early on in the intervention, as well as prompting action and coping planning for health behaviour change. Such changes are likely to be similarly effective among intervention participants regardless of gender and educational level.