Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services

The University of Arizona Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program (WDP) signed a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care (ACC), enabling both programs to reach more adults with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.

Both programs are administered by RISE (Recovery thru Integration, Support and Empowerment), in the UArizona Department of Family and Community Medicine.

“The exciting news for us is that for the first time, we can serve Banner – University Family Care members through our RISE programs,” said Randa Kutob, MD, associate professor and director of RISE.

Camp Wellness is an award-winning program that offers whole-health educational opportunities delivered by health mentors who demonstrate the power of peer support and serve as examples that recovery is possible. Classes are customizable to individual goals and help people live longer, happier and healthier lives.

The nationally recognized Workforce Development Program provides peer-delivered programs that help individuals realize their recovery goals through the program’s Integrated Healthcare Recovery Support Specialist Certification, the Wellness Recovery Action Program® and the Parent and Family Specialist Certification.

“We now can serve more people in need,” said Adria Powles, WDP program manager. “This new contract will empower us to help individuals be more hopeful, have additional choices and better employment opportunities.”

“Camp Wellness participants significantly improve their health, reach their goals, make new friends and become a part of a fun wellness community,” said Cheryl Glass, MBA, MCHES, CPRP, director of Camp Wellness. “Our alumni experience increased strength, stamina and flexibility. They reduce symptoms of pain, depression and anxiety, prevent or manage diabetes and other health conditions and meet people with similar goals.”

Based in Tucson, both Camp Wellness and WDP travel to cities and towns throughout Southern Arizona to deliver their unique programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Camp Wellness and WDP are ready to help new participants improve their lives. To learn more, please contact Camp Wellness at 520-621-7473 and Workforce Development Program at 520-621-1642.

About the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is one of the top-ranking family medicine programs in the country. The department is known for outstanding pre- and post-doctoral education, groundbreaking research and innovative community outreach programs designed to improve the health of individuals, families and communities in the region and beyond. The department places strong emphasis on research, particularly in the fields of tobacco cessation, substance abuse, obesity and related diseases, cancer survivorship, behavioral health and disabilities, and Native American and Latino health.

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UArizona Health Sciences includes the Colleges of Medicine (Tucson and Phoenix), Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the Health Sciences employs nearly 5,000 people, has approximately 900 faculty members and garners $200 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)

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11/12/2019 - 4:02am
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