• Strengths Planning for Building Recovery Capital

    For decades, addiction professionals have been providing screening and assessment instruments that evaluate problem severity, complexity, and chronicity, but offer little data on the internal and external resources individuals and families can mobilize in resolving such problems (White & Cloud, 2008).


  • Social Determinants of Health and Behavioral Health Challenges

    The behavioral health field is engaged in a movement to expand the conventional medical treatment model of care that emphasizes diagnosis and subsequent treatment to the more comprehensive and inclusive model of population health. Improving “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddard, 2003) is the critical focus of the population health model.


Chris  Balish

Chris Balish is an award-winning feature writer, reporter, and broadcast journalist. He began his writing career working forWriter's Digest magazine and Writer's Digest Books. Since 1995 he has been a reporter and television news anchor, including hosting the CW Network's "CW Now." Chris is the recipient of nearly thirty awards for excellence in journalism and writing, including seven regional Emmy Awards. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and has been featured on NPR, ABC News, MSNBC, Sirius Satellite Radio, and in the New York TimesWashington Post, and Forbes.

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