Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Research to encourage uptake of cancer screening for people with severe mental illness



Our state has a Medicaid program called Integrated Health which helps coordinate mental health and physical under one case manager to improve health outcomes. In my state they say the Medicaid population lives on average 25 years less than others not on Medicaid. Do you have any news that indicates if these programs are helping the mentally ill or Medicaid populations?


I thought perhaps the family on here may benefit from learning of this Medicaid program known as ihp, or Integrated Health program is the name of it in my state.


Is this what you are talking about?


I know someone who’s burnt herself up on drugs, like meth, and also has ovarian cancer. She’s a heavy user of this program. She recommended it. I thought it maybe helpful to mention it since so many are also struggling with drug users on here.