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Employee of the Month – October 2017 – Amos Wangombe, Fall River Assistant Clinical Director

Amos Wangombe is an Assistant Clinical Director in our Fall River office. He has been working with us for more than 3 years. In the past few months, Amos has changed offices, changed roles, helped lead our new care model implementation and still hasn’t skipped a beat with his management skills. His clinicians are submitting thorough and timely notes at an exceptional rate! We’re very proud of the work he and his team have done, the effort they put in along the way and the attitude they carry when providing clinical care. We spoke with Amos recently to learn more details about their success and to get to know him a bit better.
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Nizhoni Health Shares Five Things to Know During Mental Health Awareness Week

Our dedicated team at Nizhoni Health works year round to improve the lives of those who struggle with mental illness, combat the stigma surrounding mental health treatments and provide resources to communities that need them the most. Here are five things to be aware of during Mental Illness Awareness Week.
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Nizhoni Health Employee Spotlight: Cancer survivor raises funds and support for Breast Cancer Awareness month

​Did you know that on average 12 percent (that’s one in eight) women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? As a breast cancer survivor and a healthcare provider Debbie Luongo is committed to lowering that stat, with the goal of one day wiping it out completely.
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Nizhoni Health Provides Emergency Plan for National Preparedness Month

In the past few weeks, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma reminded us just how important it is to have a plan in place before an emergency strikes. While much of the damage can’t be prevented, a strong emergency plan can help people and their communities recover faster from a traumatic event. Emergencies can come in the form of natural disasters, disease epidemics, terrorist attacks or many other kinds of occurrences. Luckily, there is a vast library of resources available to help you prepare for an emergency.
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Clinician Spotlight- Francysmar Dias, RN

Francysmar is a Clinical Manager based out of our Framingham office. She has been a part of our team since 2011. Francysmar was delighted to speak with us about her experiences at Nizhoni Health. She recalled a time recently that her actions saved a patient's life!
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Resources for Drug Recovery

Nizhoni Health participated in the National Night Out celebration in Somerville again this year. The 2017 event had a larger focus than ever before on the prevention of prescription misuse and overdose, which are common problems in the state of Massachusetts.
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What does the best physical therapy program include?

Physical, Occupation and Speech therapy can increase the quality of life for someone who has recently suffered from an injury or physical illness. You can improve your mobility with the right combination of planning, effort and guidance from a clinician. Read more about these types of services here and watch our most recent video!
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Five Common Symptoms of PTSD

June is PTSD Awareness Month, in this blog post we will discuss how it affects veterans and civilians alike. We spoke to Michelle Saunders, a veteran who helps others recover from the disorder and assimilate back into the communities they serve.
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Six Steps to Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness

Wayne Barker, RN is one of our clinical nurse managers based out of our Peabody office. Wayne outlines a common misconception about mental illnesses in this blog post and shows how anyone can help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness in just six steps.
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The Effects of Alcohol Abuse

April may be Alcohol Awareness Month, but understanding the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction is a year-round endeavor. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence reports that one in every 12 adults in the U.S. suffers from alcohol abuse or dependence. Millions more Americans engage in binge drinking patterns.
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