• 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).

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  • 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.

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Gloria  Loring

is the recording artist of the #1 hit song "Friends and Lovers", co-composer of television theme songs for Diff'rent Strokes and Facts Of Life, an audience favorite as Liz Chandler on Days Of Our Lives, and a spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. After her four-year-old son was diagnosed with diabetes, she created and self-published two volumes of the Days Of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbook, which raised more than $1 million for diabetes research. Loring's musical show TV Tunez, a celebration of television's best theme songs that earned standing ovations, is in development for a Las Vegas run. She is currently in the studio with producer Ted Perlman and songwriting legends Burt Bacharach and Desmond Child. She sings regularly to sold-out shows, including with The Palm Beach Pops Symphony. The Miss America Organization gave her the Woman of Achievement Award, an honor she shares with past recipients Barbara Bush, Roslyn Carter, and Hillary Clinton. She is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women.  Author of Coincidence Is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous.

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