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Profit By RPO, India’s #1 Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, Announced a 20% Discount to its Medical Healthcare Staffing Services


New York (PRWEB) September 11, 2014

Profit By RPO, India’s #1 recruitment process outsourcing company, introduced its medical staffing services to the market. This will be helping the healthcare industries with better and more efficient staffing. Profit By RPO has seen all the ups and downs that can be faced in the job profile of an recruitment process outsourcing company. The challenges that the company has come across has helped it regulate the services it offers accordingly, so that the requirements can be met efficiently according to a situation. The company is now offering a 20% discount on its medical staffing services.

The federal government predicts that by 2020, nurse and physician retirements will contribute to a shortage of approximately 24,000 doctors and nearly 1 million nurses. We provide healthcare and medical staffing services to skilled nursing facilities (SNF), long term care (LTC), assisted living facilities, independent living, hospitals, acute care centers, outpatient clinics, long term acute care centers (LTAC), and continuing care retirement communities (CCRC).

Health Staffing Strengths:

Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Registered Nurses

Nurse Practitioners

Physician Assistants

Physician – Psychiatrist

Physician – Family Practice / General

If a company is looking for qualified healthcare professionals to fill positions in locations like these, we can help.

About Profit By RPO:

Profit By RPO is the leader in data-driven workforce selection, enabling employers to improve productivity, retention, and customer satisfaction. It is the only solution that ties employee productivity data to hiring decisions, and uses this to improve the entire recruiting process. With the insight gained from on the job employee data used to calibrate workforce selection, companies can measurably improve their operations, brands and bottom lines. The solution easily adapts to changing business environments or product direction. When replacing existing screening solutions with Profit By RPO, clients report increased employee productivity of 5-10% while improving retention by 20-30%. Profit By RPO delivers data-driven certainty with a streamlined process that easily integrates with existing workforce management and HRIS solutions. Visit http://www.profitbyrpo.com or call +1-888-322-7617







Profit By RPO, India’s #1 Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, Announced a 20% Discount to its Medical Healthcare Staffing Services


New York (PRWEB) September 11, 2014

Profit By RPO, India’s #1 recruitment process outsourcing company, introduced its medical staffing services to the market. This will be helping the healthcare industries with better and more efficient staffing. Profit By RPO has seen all the ups and downs that can be faced in the job profile of an recruitment process outsourcing company. The challenges that the company has come across has helped it regulate the services it offers accordingly, so that the requirements can be met efficiently according to a situation. The company is now offering a 20% discount on its medical staffing services.

The federal government predicts that by 2020, nurse and physician retirements will contribute to a shortage of approximately 24,000 doctors and nearly 1 million nurses. We provide healthcare and medical staffing services to skilled nursing facilities (SNF), long term care (LTC), assisted living facilities, independent living, hospitals, acute care centers, outpatient clinics, long term acute care centers (LTAC), and continuing care retirement communities (CCRC).

Health Staffing Strengths:

Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Registered Nurses

Nurse Practitioners

Physician Assistants

Physician – Psychiatrist

Physician – Family Practice / General

If a company is looking for qualified healthcare professionals to fill positions in locations like these, we can help.

About Profit By RPO:

Profit By RPO is the leader in data-driven workforce selection, enabling employers to improve productivity, retention, and customer satisfaction. It is the only solution that ties employee productivity data to hiring decisions, and uses this to improve the entire recruiting process. With the insight gained from on the job employee data used to calibrate workforce selection, companies can measurably improve their operations, brands and bottom lines. The solution easily adapts to changing business environments or product direction. When replacing existing screening solutions with Profit By RPO, clients report increased employee productivity of 5-10% while improving retention by 20-30%. Profit By RPO delivers data-driven certainty with a streamlined process that easily integrates with existing workforce management and HRIS solutions. Visit http://www.profitbyrpo.com or call +1-888-322-7617







Lisa Schuman, LCSW, is Director of Mental Health Services at Fairfield Countys Leading Fertility Practice


Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has hired Lisa Schuman, LCSW, to be its Director of Mental Health Services. Schuman will provide i nfertility patients with support, guidance and education, and as part of the Connecticut fertility practice’s Third Party Reproduction Team, she will screen and counsel egg donors and gestational carriers. She is also responsible for RMACT staff education concerning patients’ emotional needs, stressors, and ways to offer additional support.

“Lisa has an impressive reputation in the fertility field for her extensive work with fertility patients and patient advocacy groups,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director at RMACT. “Lisa’s past work and her open, gentle approach is a good fit with RMACT and will bring comfort and guidance to our patients.”

One of Schuman’s first actions is to start weekly drop-in support groups. The first group will follow morning monitoring on Mondays from 8 – 9 a.m. For fertility patients, morning monitoring can evoke strong emotions, especially if they have received disappointing news, such negative test results. The second weekly drop-in will address the unique needs of recipients of donor eggs and donor sperm every Tuesday from 8 – 9 a.m. These couples can find comfort with other patients going through similar situations, as well as share their questions and emotions. To find details about the days, time and locations of these support groups, go to:

http://www.rmact.com/events/

“Fertility treatment can be like running a marathon, and our RMACT Team understands that sometimes patients need emotional support in order to stay in the race.” says Schuman. “When seeing infertility patients – as with all patients – my goal is their goal. Some patients come to me with a finite goal, such as making an important decision about treatment. For others, the goal is ongoing, such as managing stress or addressing conflicts in their relationships.”

Beyond her work with patients, Schuman has extensive academic experience. She has received several awards for research projects at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society’s annual meetings. She has also presented at ASRM symposiums and roundtables. In addition, she is chair of the Oocyte Cryopreseration Task Force for the Mental Health Group for the ASRM.

Schuman completed college at Northeastern University and received her MSW at Yeshiva University. Before entering the world of psychotherapy, she worked in advertising and business. After seven years in the business world she decided her calling was in helping people and went back to school to get her graduate degree. She then completed four years of post graduate training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, studied short term therapy and became a licensed substance abuse counselor as well. Her desire was, and continues to be, to continue to grow and learn with the aim of having added skills to help her patients.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (SelectCCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly “Top Doctors.” RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

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Lisa Schuman, LCSW, is Director of Mental Health Services at Fairfield Countys Leading Fertility Practice


Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has hired Lisa Schuman, LCSW, to be its Director of Mental Health Services. Schuman will provide i nfertility patients with support, guidance and education, and as part of the Connecticut fertility practice’s Third Party Reproduction Team, she will screen and counsel egg donors and gestational carriers. She is also responsible for RMACT staff education concerning patients’ emotional needs, stressors, and ways to offer additional support.

“Lisa has an impressive reputation in the fertility field for her extensive work with fertility patients and patient advocacy groups,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director at RMACT. “Lisa’s past work and her open, gentle approach is a good fit with RMACT and will bring comfort and guidance to our patients.”

One of Schuman’s first actions is to start weekly drop-in support groups. The first group will follow morning monitoring on Mondays from 8 – 9 a.m. For fertility patients, morning monitoring can evoke strong emotions, especially if they have received disappointing news, such negative test results. The second weekly drop-in will address the unique needs of recipients of donor eggs and donor sperm every Tuesday from 8 – 9 a.m. These couples can find comfort with other patients going through similar situations, as well as share their questions and emotions. To find details about the days, time and locations of these support groups, go to:

http://www.rmact.com/events/

“Fertility treatment can be like running a marathon, and our RMACT Team understands that sometimes patients need emotional support in order to stay in the race.” says Schuman. “When seeing infertility patients – as with all patients – my goal is their goal. Some patients come to me with a finite goal, such as making an important decision about treatment. For others, the goal is ongoing, such as managing stress or addressing conflicts in their relationships.”

Beyond her work with patients, Schuman has extensive academic experience. She has received several awards for research projects at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society’s annual meetings. She has also presented at ASRM symposiums and roundtables. In addition, she is chair of the Oocyte Cryopreseration Task Force for the Mental Health Group for the ASRM.

Schuman completed college at Northeastern University and received her MSW at Yeshiva University. Before entering the world of psychotherapy, she worked in advertising and business. After seven years in the business world she decided her calling was in helping people and went back to school to get her graduate degree. She then completed four years of post graduate training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, studied short term therapy and became a licensed substance abuse counselor as well. Her desire was, and continues to be, to continue to grow and learn with the aim of having added skills to help her patients.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (SelectCCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly “Top Doctors.” RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

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Lisa Schuman, LCSW, is Director of Mental Health Services at Fairfield Countys Leading Fertility Practice


Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has hired Lisa Schuman, LCSW, to be its Director of Mental Health Services. Schuman will provide i nfertility patients with support, guidance and education, and as part of the Connecticut fertility practice’s Third Party Reproduction Team, she will screen and counsel egg donors and gestational carriers. She is also responsible for RMACT staff education concerning patients’ emotional needs, stressors, and ways to offer additional support.

“Lisa has an impressive reputation in the fertility field for her extensive work with fertility patients and patient advocacy groups,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director at RMACT. “Lisa’s past work and her open, gentle approach is a good fit with RMACT and will bring comfort and guidance to our patients.”

One of Schuman’s first actions is to start weekly drop-in support groups. The first group will follow morning monitoring on Mondays from 8 – 9 a.m. For fertility patients, morning monitoring can evoke strong emotions, especially if they have received disappointing news, such negative test results. The second weekly drop-in will address the unique needs of recipients of donor eggs and donor sperm every Tuesday from 8 – 9 a.m. These couples can find comfort with other patients going through similar situations, as well as share their questions and emotions. To find details about the days, time and locations of these support groups, go to:

http://www.rmact.com/events/

“Fertility treatment can be like running a marathon, and our RMACT Team understands that sometimes patients need emotional support in order to stay in the race.” says Schuman. “When seeing infertility patients – as with all patients – my goal is their goal. Some patients come to me with a finite goal, such as making an important decision about treatment. For others, the goal is ongoing, such as managing stress or addressing conflicts in their relationships.”

Beyond her work with patients, Schuman has extensive academic experience. She has received several awards for research projects at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society’s annual meetings. She has also presented at ASRM symposiums and roundtables. In addition, she is chair of the Oocyte Cryopreseration Task Force for the Mental Health Group for the ASRM.

Schuman completed college at Northeastern University and received her MSW at Yeshiva University. Before entering the world of psychotherapy, she worked in advertising and business. After seven years in the business world she decided her calling was in helping people and went back to school to get her graduate degree. She then completed four years of post graduate training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, studied short term therapy and became a licensed substance abuse counselor as well. Her desire was, and continues to be, to continue to grow and learn with the aim of having added skills to help her patients.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (SelectCCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly “Top Doctors.” RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

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Lisa Schuman, LCSW, is Director of Mental Health Services at Fairfield Countys Leading Fertility Practice


Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has hired Lisa Schuman, LCSW, to be its Director of Mental Health Services. Schuman will provide i nfertility patients with support, guidance and education, and as part of the Connecticut fertility practice’s Third Party Reproduction Team, she will screen and counsel egg donors and gestational carriers. She is also responsible for RMACT staff education concerning patients’ emotional needs, stressors, and ways to offer additional support.

“Lisa has an impressive reputation in the fertility field for her extensive work with fertility patients and patient advocacy groups,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director at RMACT. “Lisa’s past work and her open, gentle approach is a good fit with RMACT and will bring comfort and guidance to our patients.”

One of Schuman’s first actions is to start weekly drop-in support groups. The first group will follow morning monitoring on Mondays from 8 – 9 a.m. For fertility patients, morning monitoring can evoke strong emotions, especially if they have received disappointing news, such negative test results. The second weekly drop-in will address the unique needs of recipients of donor eggs and donor sperm every Tuesday from 8 – 9 a.m. These couples can find comfort with other patients going through similar situations, as well as share their questions and emotions. To find details about the days, time and locations of these support groups, go to:

http://www.rmact.com/events/

“Fertility treatment can be like running a marathon, and our RMACT Team understands that sometimes patients need emotional support in order to stay in the race.” says Schuman. “When seeing infertility patients – as with all patients – my goal is their goal. Some patients come to me with a finite goal, such as making an important decision about treatment. For others, the goal is ongoing, such as managing stress or addressing conflicts in their relationships.”

Beyond her work with patients, Schuman has extensive academic experience. She has received several awards for research projects at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society’s annual meetings. She has also presented at ASRM symposiums and roundtables. In addition, she is chair of the Oocyte Cryopreseration Task Force for the Mental Health Group for the ASRM.

Schuman completed college at Northeastern University and received her MSW at Yeshiva University. Before entering the world of psychotherapy, she worked in advertising and business. After seven years in the business world she decided her calling was in helping people and went back to school to get her graduate degree. She then completed four years of post graduate training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, studied short term therapy and became a licensed substance abuse counselor as well. Her desire was, and continues to be, to continue to grow and learn with the aim of having added skills to help her patients.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)

RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (SelectCCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly “Top Doctors.” RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

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MARS Gets New SAMHSA Funding to Provide Peer Recovery Support Throughout NY State: Successful Model of Peer Support Services, Training to Include Upstate NY Rural Areas


New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

MARS™ (Medication-Assisted Recovery Services), a leading national nonprofit organization that provides peer support services and training to address the needs of the medication-assisted recovery community, is creating a much-needed and important enhancement for peer recovery support efforts throughout New York State that will include several rural areas in upstate NY.

As part of a new SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) grant to create a statewide recovery network, MARS™ will address the distinct needs of the vast rural areas of New York State. Supportive peer communities require peer interaction, but in many areas in upstate NY, individuals are separated by distance as well as severe winter weather. The new rural MARS™ Communities will meet face-to-face, but infrequently. Their ongoing, daily interactions will take place electronically in the MARS™ REC Room™, an acronym that stands for Regional Electronic Community. There will be several REC Rooms across NY State, expanding the MARS Community’s reach, including those for whom scheduling is difficult due to employment or childcare responsibilities. The MARS™ educational groups and resource materials that are designed to help patients understand their addiction medication and medication-assisted recovery will be updated to include information not only about Methadone, but also about Suboxone® and Vivitrol®.

SAMHSA’s Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network Grant will also enable MARS to connect, support and give voice to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) patients throughout NY State in an online public advocacy forum. This online forum will provide linkages and support for political advocacy efforts, improving the ability for patients to meet and communicate with others in recovery. The MARS™ model has expanded on its success in providing peer support in areas where people can gather frequently by including rural patients in its community of peer support and education. Similarly, this public advocacy effort will extend its reach to the larger recovery community throughout NY State. Its new web initiative will also be helpful in enhancing their 60-hour training sequence for the NY State Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) credential.

According to Walter Ginter, MARS™ Project Director, “We are thrilled to receive this new SAMHSA grant as an important way to help those across New York State receive needed peer recovery and support services that have not previously been easily accessible or available to them.” Mr. Ginter continued, “As a nationally-recognized program with a long history of positive outcomes, MARS™ is proud to be part of the advocacy efforts of the rapidly expanding recovery community statewide. By improving linkages among communities of recovery, we will be able to advocate, educate and support recovery efforts more effectively.”

The MARS™ model has been successfully replicated across the United States, and any Opioid Treatment Provider (OTP), in any state, can learn to create a MARS™ Community by attending the Beyond MARS™ Training Institute’s Implementation Team Training. The 3-day training is held in New York at the Ira J. Marion Wellness Center at Waters Place, part of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The registration fee is $ 2,950; this fee includes instruction, MARS™ implementation materials, and lunch on all 3 days for a team of 4 individuals from a single program. Each program sends an administrator, a counselor, and 2 patients. For the upcoming September 17th-19th 2014 training, scholarships will be available to cover the fee for 2 patients on an individual implementation team, reducing the total team fee by half to $ 1,475. To register for the Beyond MARS™ Implementation Team Training or to learn more about how to assemble an effective implementation team, contact MARS™ at 718.742.7804 or BeyondMARS(at)MARSproject(dot)org.

ABOUT MARS™

Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (MARS™) is a peer-initiated recovery support project, sponsored by the National Alliance of Medication-Assisted (NAMA) Recovery, which improves treatment outcomes and fights the stigma that can negatively impact sustained recovery efforts. In collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the original MARS™ Community was launched in 2006 with funding from a SAMHSA RCSP grant.

In 2012, the Beyond MARS™ Training Institute was formed to replicate this model and implement MARS™ “satellite” programs across the United States. The growing MARS™ Community currently includes fourteen programs. MARS™ offers a wide range of training and technical assistance services. To learn more about Medication-Assisted Recovery Services, visit http://www.MarsProject.org.







MARS Gets New SAMHSA Funding to Provide Peer Recovery Support Throughout NY State: Successful Model of Peer Support Services, Training to Include Upstate NY Rural Areas


New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

MARS™ (Medication-Assisted Recovery Services), a leading national nonprofit organization that provides peer support services and training to address the needs of the medication-assisted recovery community, is creating a much-needed and important enhancement for peer recovery support efforts throughout New York State that will include several rural areas in upstate NY.

As part of a new SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) grant to create a statewide recovery network, MARS™ will address the distinct needs of the vast rural areas of New York State. Supportive peer communities require peer interaction, but in many areas in upstate NY, individuals are separated by distance as well as severe winter weather. The new rural MARS™ Communities will meet face-to-face, but infrequently. Their ongoing, daily interactions will take place electronically in the MARS™ REC Room™, an acronym that stands for Regional Electronic Community. There will be several REC Rooms across NY State, expanding the MARS Community’s reach, including those for whom scheduling is difficult due to employment or childcare responsibilities. The MARS™ educational groups and resource materials that are designed to help patients understand their addiction medication and medication-assisted recovery will be updated to include information not only about Methadone, but also about Suboxone® and Vivitrol®.

SAMHSA’s Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network Grant will also enable MARS to connect, support and give voice to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) patients throughout NY State in an online public advocacy forum. This online forum will provide linkages and support for political advocacy efforts, improving the ability for patients to meet and communicate with others in recovery. The MARS™ model has expanded on its success in providing peer support in areas where people can gather frequently by including rural patients in its community of peer support and education. Similarly, this public advocacy effort will extend its reach to the larger recovery community throughout NY State. Its new web initiative will also be helpful in enhancing their 60-hour training sequence for the NY State Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) credential.

According to Walter Ginter, MARS™ Project Director, “We are thrilled to receive this new SAMHSA grant as an important way to help those across New York State receive needed peer recovery and support services that have not previously been easily accessible or available to them.” Mr. Ginter continued, “As a nationally-recognized program with a long history of positive outcomes, MARS™ is proud to be part of the advocacy efforts of the rapidly expanding recovery community statewide. By improving linkages among communities of recovery, we will be able to advocate, educate and support recovery efforts more effectively.”

The MARS™ model has been successfully replicated across the United States, and any Opioid Treatment Provider (OTP), in any state, can learn to create a MARS™ Community by attending the Beyond MARS™ Training Institute’s Implementation Team Training. The 3-day training is held in New York at the Ira J. Marion Wellness Center at Waters Place, part of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The registration fee is $ 2,950; this fee includes instruction, MARS™ implementation materials, and lunch on all 3 days for a team of 4 individuals from a single program. Each program sends an administrator, a counselor, and 2 patients. For the upcoming September 17th-19th 2014 training, scholarships will be available to cover the fee for 2 patients on an individual implementation team, reducing the total team fee by half to $ 1,475. To register for the Beyond MARS™ Implementation Team Training or to learn more about how to assemble an effective implementation team, contact MARS™ at 718.742.7804 or BeyondMARS(at)MARSproject(dot)org.

ABOUT MARS™

Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (MARS™) is a peer-initiated recovery support project, sponsored by the National Alliance of Medication-Assisted (NAMA) Recovery, which improves treatment outcomes and fights the stigma that can negatively impact sustained recovery efforts. In collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the original MARS™ Community was launched in 2006 with funding from a SAMHSA RCSP grant.

In 2012, the Beyond MARS™ Training Institute was formed to replicate this model and implement MARS™ “satellite” programs across the United States. The growing MARS™ Community currently includes fourteen programs. MARS™ offers a wide range of training and technical assistance services. To learn more about Medication-Assisted Recovery Services, visit http://www.MarsProject.org.







MARS Gets New SAMHSA Funding to Provide Peer Recovery Support Throughout NY State: Successful Model of Peer Support Services, Training to Include Upstate NY Rural Areas


New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

MARS™ (Medication-Assisted Recovery Services), a leading national nonprofit organization that provides peer support services and training to address the needs of the medication-assisted recovery community, is creating a much-needed and important enhancement for peer recovery support efforts throughout New York State that will include several rural areas in upstate NY.

As part of a new SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) grant to create a statewide recovery network, MARS™ will address the distinct needs of the vast rural areas of New York State. Supportive peer communities require peer interaction, but in many areas in upstate NY, individuals are separated by distance as well as severe winter weather. The new rural MARS™ Communities will meet face-to-face, but infrequently. Their ongoing, daily interactions will take place electronically in the MARS™ REC Room™, an acronym that stands for Regional Electronic Community. There will be several REC Rooms across NY State, expanding the MARS Community’s reach, including those for whom scheduling is difficult due to employment or childcare responsibilities. The MARS™ educational groups and resource materials that are designed to help patients understand their addiction medication and medication-assisted recovery will be updated to include information not only about Methadone, but also about Suboxone® and Vivitrol®.

SAMHSA’s Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network Grant will also enable MARS to connect, support and give voice to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) patients throughout NY State in an online public advocacy forum. This online forum will provide linkages and support for political advocacy efforts, improving the ability for patients to meet and communicate with others in recovery. The MARS™ model has expanded on its success in providing peer support in areas where people can gather frequently by including rural patients in its community of peer support and education. Similarly, this public advocacy effort will extend its reach to the larger recovery community throughout NY State. Its new web initiative will also be helpful in enhancing their 60-hour training sequence for the NY State Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) credential.

According to Walter Ginter, MARS™ Project Director, “We are thrilled to receive this new SAMHSA grant as an important way to help those across New York State receive needed peer recovery and support services that have not previously been easily accessible or available to them.” Mr. Ginter continued, “As a nationally-recognized program with a long history of positive outcomes, MARS™ is proud to be part of the advocacy efforts of the rapidly expanding recovery community statewide. By improving linkages among communities of recovery, we will be able to advocate, educate and support recovery efforts more effectively.”

The MARS™ model has been successfully replicated across the United States, and any Opioid Treatment Provider (OTP), in any state, can learn to create a MARS™ Community by attending the Beyond MARS™ Training Institute’s Implementation Team Training. The 3-day training is held in New York at the Ira J. Marion Wellness Center at Waters Place, part of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The registration fee is $ 2,950; this fee includes instruction, MARS™ implementation materials, and lunch on all 3 days for a team of 4 individuals from a single program. Each program sends an administrator, a counselor, and 2 patients. For the upcoming September 17th-19th 2014 training, scholarships will be available to cover the fee for 2 patients on an individual implementation team, reducing the total team fee by half to $ 1,475. To register for the Beyond MARS™ Implementation Team Training or to learn more about how to assemble an effective implementation team, contact MARS™ at 718.742.7804 or BeyondMARS(at)MARSproject(dot)org.

ABOUT MARS™

Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (MARS™) is a peer-initiated recovery support project, sponsored by the National Alliance of Medication-Assisted (NAMA) Recovery, which improves treatment outcomes and fights the stigma that can negatively impact sustained recovery efforts. In collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the original MARS™ Community was launched in 2006 with funding from a SAMHSA RCSP grant.

In 2012, the Beyond MARS™ Training Institute was formed to replicate this model and implement MARS™ “satellite” programs across the United States. The growing MARS™ Community currently includes fourteen programs. MARS™ offers a wide range of training and technical assistance services. To learn more about Medication-Assisted Recovery Services, visit http://www.MarsProject.org.







MARS Gets New SAMHSA Funding to Provide Peer Recovery Support Throughout NY State: Successful Model of Peer Support Services, Training to Include Upstate NY Rural Areas


New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

MARS™ (Medication-Assisted Recovery Services), a leading national nonprofit organization that provides peer support services and training to address the needs of the medication-assisted recovery community, is creating a much-needed and important enhancement for peer recovery support efforts throughout New York State that will include several rural areas in upstate NY.

As part of a new SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) grant to create a statewide recovery network, MARS™ will address the distinct needs of the vast rural areas of New York State. Supportive peer communities require peer interaction, but in many areas in upstate NY, individuals are separated by distance as well as severe winter weather. The new rural MARS™ Communities will meet face-to-face, but infrequently. Their ongoing, daily interactions will take place electronically in the MARS™ REC Room™, an acronym that stands for Regional Electronic Community. There will be several REC Rooms across NY State, expanding the MARS Community’s reach, including those for whom scheduling is difficult due to employment or childcare responsibilities. The MARS™ educational groups and resource materials that are designed to help patients understand their addiction medication and medication-assisted recovery will be updated to include information not only about Methadone, but also about Suboxone® and Vivitrol®.

SAMHSA’s Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network Grant will also enable MARS to connect, support and give voice to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) patients throughout NY State in an online public advocacy forum. This online forum will provide linkages and support for political advocacy efforts, improving the ability for patients to meet and communicate with others in recovery. The MARS™ model has expanded on its success in providing peer support in areas where people can gather frequently by including rural patients in its community of peer support and education. Similarly, this public advocacy effort will extend its reach to the larger recovery community throughout NY State. Its new web initiative will also be helpful in enhancing their 60-hour training sequence for the NY State Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) credential.

According to Walter Ginter, MARS™ Project Director, “We are thrilled to receive this new SAMHSA grant as an important way to help those across New York State receive needed peer recovery and support services that have not previously been easily accessible or available to them.” Mr. Ginter continued, “As a nationally-recognized program with a long history of positive outcomes, MARS™ is proud to be part of the advocacy efforts of the rapidly expanding recovery community statewide. By improving linkages among communities of recovery, we will be able to advocate, educate and support recovery efforts more effectively.”

The MARS™ model has been successfully replicated across the United States, and any Opioid Treatment Provider (OTP), in any state, can learn to create a MARS™ Community by attending the Beyond MARS™ Training Institute’s Implementation Team Training. The 3-day training is held in New York at the Ira J. Marion Wellness Center at Waters Place, part of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The registration fee is $ 2,950; this fee includes instruction, MARS™ implementation materials, and lunch on all 3 days for a team of 4 individuals from a single program. Each program sends an administrator, a counselor, and 2 patients. For the upcoming September 17th-19th 2014 training, scholarships will be available to cover the fee for 2 patients on an individual implementation team, reducing the total team fee by half to $ 1,475. To register for the Beyond MARS™ Implementation Team Training or to learn more about how to assemble an effective implementation team, contact MARS™ at 718.742.7804 or BeyondMARS(at)MARSproject(dot)org.

ABOUT MARS™

Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (MARS™) is a peer-initiated recovery support project, sponsored by the National Alliance of Medication-Assisted (NAMA) Recovery, which improves treatment outcomes and fights the stigma that can negatively impact sustained recovery efforts. In collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the original MARS™ Community was launched in 2006 with funding from a SAMHSA RCSP grant.

In 2012, the Beyond MARS™ Training Institute was formed to replicate this model and implement MARS™ “satellite” programs across the United States. The growing MARS™ Community currently includes fourteen programs. MARS™ offers a wide range of training and technical assistance services. To learn more about Medication-Assisted Recovery Services, visit http://www.MarsProject.org.