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Anesthesia drug works on severe depression, but off-label use raises concerns

By Maiken Scott December 1, 2014   Anti-depressants work for only about half the people taking them.  The unlucky half quickly run out of options. Some psychiatrists are exploring the off-label use of the common anesthesia drug Ketamine, which has shown results, but is also raising concerns.   Researchers aren't quite sure why or how Ketamine works for people with depression - but several studies...

Pennsylvania Health Funders 2014 Annual Meeting

The Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC) strives to improve the effectiveness of health funders' initiatives by collaborating, networking, sharing best practices, and creating a unified voice among funders working in communities across Pennsylvania.  PHFC began in 2008 and is co-chaired by Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, President and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, and by...

Scattergood Foundation Innovation Conference Featuring Jonah Berger, Former Representative Patrick Kennedy and Others

On Thursday October 30th (5:00pm-8:00pm) and Friday October 31st (8:30am-2:20pm), the Scattergood Foundation held a  convening  of 150+ national and local health leaders to focus on behavioral health innovation. The convening included leaders from the behavioral health profession, the legal profession, academia, consumers and their family members, advocates, executives of large health...

Let’s Not Hush the Issue Anymore

By Caitlin O'Brien

The scope of public health has grown tremendously over the past century. With the emergence of germ theory, the sanitation revolution, rise of chronic disease and new understandings of health disparities, the field has seeped into many aspects of society that affect our health. Despite this ongoing expansion, there is a serious threat to our health that is...

Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Annual Forum

The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and The Consultation Center at Yale University hosted the 3rd Annual Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Forum to kick-off the 4th year of this initiative. The Foundation would like to thank the team from The Consultation Center at Yale University including Jacob Tebes PhD, Cindy Crusto PhD, Amy Griffin MA, Dana Prince PhD, and...

The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Innovation Conference

Convening innovators in the field of behavioral health to network, share ideas, and forge unique collaborations. Thursday, October 30, 4:00pm 5:00pm InfoGraphic Speed Dating, Networking, & Light Dinner 6:15pm Welcome & Introductions 6:30pm Keynote Address from Jonah Berger 7:30pm Book Signing and Dessert   Friday, October 31, 8:30am-2:30pm 8:15am Coffee...

State-run programs help nurses detox together and stay in their scrubs

By Laura Benshoff   It's a warm summer evening in New Jersey. About a dozen nurses gather under the hum of fluorescent lights in a church basement. They're there for their weekly peer support meeting through New Jersey's "alternative to discipline" program, called RAMP. It's where addicted nurses go when they want to detox – and keep their jobs.   The nurses huddle on squishy couches pulled into...

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