Magellan Federal

Creating a Respectful Gender Culture for Those in the Military

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Persons There are an estimated 14,700 transgender and an unknown number of non-binary individuals serving in the U.S. military today. Magellan Federal provides non-clinical counseling on military bases around the world. We draw on that experience to provide guidance on how to create a respectful culture in military environments as…

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Collaborative Care: The Benefits of Attending to Mind and Body Together

While up to 80% of all primary care visits include a behavioral health component, primary care providers (PCPs) may feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to meet their patients’ behavioral health needs. Collaborative care can help. What is collaborative care? Collaborative care is a specific type of integrated care that uses a team-based, patient-centered approach to address…

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Protecting Youth Mental Health

“Our obligation to act is not just medical—it’s moral.” Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service, Surgeon General of the United States   To support the Surgeon General’s recent advisory related to protecting youth mental health issues exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Magellan Federal offers best practices for professionals specializing in…

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Spotlight Magellan Health: Stacy Drones

Stacy Drones’, senior director of family programs at Magellan Federal, passion for helping military families comes from her real-life role as a military spouse. Since joining Magellan Federal in 2013, Drones now supervises a large array of military family programs including the Army Family Advocacy Support Services which includes the Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Program…

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The Changing World of Relapsed/ Refractory Multiple Myeloma

What a year it’s been for relapsed refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM)!!  The year has already ushered in an FDA approval of a second CAR-T therapy, Carvykti™ (ciltacabtagene autoleucel, cilta-cel), in February!  Last year we saw the approval of the first RRMM CAR-T therapy, Abecma® (idecabtagene vicleucel, ide-cel). Both are approved as a single dose after…

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Spotlight Magellan Health: Kristen Ford

Kristen Ford, vice president of product innovation and development for behavioral health, has led many new innovative products being developed at Magellan Health. In her position, Ford is responsible for the product innovation and development activities for behavioral health solutions. Ford, who is based in Oregon, has worked for Magellan Health for 12 years on…

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Addressing the effects of social media on kids

It was hard enough for kids without social media. Many of our older readers will remember… We compared ourselves to others, but it happened mostly in-person at school or events, or when we consumed one-way media like TV or magazines. While it could be hurtful, we still got a break at home, while riding in…

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