The Need for Health Activism in the Criminal Justice System

March 31, 2015 1:26 AM

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It has been said, "The social power to define and categorize another person's experience is not a power to be ignored." The health activation movement is alive and well at the 2015 College for Behavioral Health Leadership Conference. Last week, I had the privilege of presenting about health activation with Adam Slosberg, peer specialist and managing director, Beyond Today International. Declaring 2014 the year of the peer health activation has taken center stage for peer training and professional enhancement, in behavioral health and in the criminal justice system.

According to The National Council for Behavioral Health, Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) training is a peer-led intervention to activate whole health self-management in community mental health centers, federally qualified health homes and Veteran Administration programs. Designed by The Substa...

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