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Archive: 4/2016

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Alcoholism is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the United States. Throughout the month of April, health organizations such as, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), help raise awareness while reducing the stigma about alcohol abuse and how to take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.
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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Whitney Young Health has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships at both its Albany and Troy sites. 

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.

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