Despite the staggering statistic that one in four people will experience a mental health program in their lives, there is a strong stigma attached to mental illness. Stigma, or the negative stereotype associated with mental health, results in discrimination against an individual as a result of their mental illness and identity. Nearly 90 percent of people with mental health problems say that stigma and discrimination have a negative effect on their lives. Read More
Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die as a result of overdosing on opioid medication. The misuse and addiction to opioid medication, which includes prescription pain relievers, heroin, and fentanyl, has become a major national crisis. In 2017, 700 babies in New Jersey were born with neonatal abstinence syndrome in which they were withdrawing to the exposure of narcotics. Read More
The Innovator of the Year Awards are awarded annually by GoMo Health. We are proud to recognize those who work hard to transform the patient and provider experience, improve communications throughout the continuum of care, efficiently scale the support and care available to patients from their clinical care team, and increase provider Joy in Practice. Innovators can be employees of health plans, hospitals, health systems, or pharmacies and life sciences companies that exemplify:
- Out-of-the-box innovation, creation, and implementation of programs that meet the objectives listed above.
- Keen focus on program introduction, promotion, ease of access, and utilization.
- Collaborative program monitoring, identifying opportunities for ongoing improvements.
- Diligent gathering of patient reported outcomes to drive future initiatives.
Our 2017 Health Plan Innovator of the Year is Jessica Andersen, RN, BSN, CPHQ Quality Improvement Maternal Child Project Manager at WellCare Health Plans. Jessica is a Nebraska native, hailing from Bennington, NE, and a graduate of Clarkson College in Omaha, NE. She has an impressive work history in pediatrics, currently working as Maternal Child Project Manager at WellCare of Nebraska.
GoMo Health is excited to announce the launch of a new pilot study that explored a new approach to reducing preterm births. The study was conducted under the direction of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and included funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.
“Our vision for this year’s World Mental Health Day is to create sustainable change in the delivery of behavioral health care plans in the United States and other countries.” – Bob Gold, Founder of GoMo Health