Mtn Laurel Medical wants you to know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Mtn Laurel Medical wants you to know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.

The good news? We can all take steps to help prevent alcohol misuse or abuse.

Spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse and encourage communities, families, and individuals to get involved.

How can Alcohol Awareness Month make a difference?
We can use this month to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it — both at home and in the community.

Here are just a few ideas:

Encourage friends or family members to make small changes, like keeping track of their drinking and setting drinking limits.
Share tips with parents to help them talk with their kids about the risks of alcohol use.
Ask doctors and nurses to talk to their patients about the benefits of drinking less or quitting.
How can I help spread the word?
We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:

Add information about alcohol abuse to your newsletter.
Tweet about Alcohol Awareness Month.
Host a community event where families can learn about local addiction resources.
Add this Web badge to your website.
Join us in raising awareness for Alcohol Awareness MonthExternal Link: You are leaving healthfinder.gov.
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Sample Tweets
April is Alcohol Awareness Month! Here are some tips to help you drink alcohol in moderation: click for details This!
#DYK? 1 drink = 12-ounce bottle of beer, 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5-ounce shot of liquor. Learn more: click for details This!
Questions about alcohol? @CDC_eHealth has the answers! Check it out: click for details This!
#HealthTip: Take a few days off from drinking each week. Get more tips for drinking less alcohol: click for details This!
Drinking less alcohol can help you lose weight and save money. Learn more about the benefits of drinking less: click for details This!
It can be hard to talk to someone you love about a drinking problem. Use these tips to start the conversation: click for details This!
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Alcohol Awareness Month – Take a day off from drinking this week.

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Get Involved
Take action to raise awareness about alcohol misuse.
Partner with a local high school or youth organization to host an event about alcohol misuse prevention.
Host an alcohol-free community block party. Invite local restaurants and a local radio station to provide free food and music.
Partner with a local health clinic to offer free or low-cost screenings for alcohol misuse on National Alcohol Screening Day (April 11, 2019).
Work with your local police station to host a Family Information Night. Share free information on preventing alcohol misuse and provide demonstrations. For example, use drinking goggles to show how drinking too much can affect vision.
Post information on bulletin boards at local community centers, places of worship, the library, and post office.
Adapted from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.External Link: You are leaving healthfinder.gov

For more information and materials, contact:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at ncadi-info@samhsa.hhs.gov
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at niaaaweb-r@exchange.nih.gov

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Date: April 1, 2020




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The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model for the delivery of primary health care in an office setting that is becoming widely implemented across the country as a means to build a reliable primary health care system that delivers accessible, affordable and high-quality health care.
The Patient Centered Medical home provides Comprehensive and Coordinated Care. PCMH strives to meet the majority of each patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care and chronic care. This comprehensive care will be coordinated by a “team” of health care staff which will include physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, care managers, educators, social workers and the entire office staff working together to enhance the care and service within the office and community resulting in improved clear and open communication among patients and families, the medical home and the members of the broader care team.

PCMH provides for Superb Access to Care. The primary care medical home delivers accessible services with shorter waiting times for urgent needs, enhanced office hours and around the clock access by telephone to members of the health care team. The medical home practice is responsive to patient preferences regarding access.

Patient Centered Medical Home is a Systems-Based Approach to Quality and Safety. The primary care medical home is committed to quality care and quality improvement by ongoing utilization of evidence-based medicine and the use of tools and support guides to improve shared decision making with patients and families and the regular use of practice measurements and monitoring to improve patient care and outcomes while also measuring and responding to patient experiences and satisfaction.

Mountain Laurel has received the highest recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). We are committed to providing high quality, team based, comprehensive and coordinated care for all patients.

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