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Enclarity Subsidizes Mission of Give an Hour by Connecting Military Personnel with Mental Health Professionals
Enclarity ProviderLookup powers the Give an Hour website, providing military personnel returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan — as well as their families — the ability to connect with healthcare professionals who offer free mental health services
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 19, 2012 – Enclarity, Inc., a leading healthcare information solutions company, is helping Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization, fulfill its mission of meeting the mental health needs of military personnel, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones and communities by donating a subscription to Enclarity ProviderLookup. This web-based, real-time provider information search service allows Give an Hour to query Enclarity’s Master Provider Referential Database to view the most correct, current and comprehensive profile available for mental health providers who can treat returning veterans, their families and the communities affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Enclarity shares Give an Hour’s sense of indebtedness to America’s military personnel, and we recognize that individuals who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan — and their families — may need help dealing with the effects of wartime service,” said Sean Downs, chief executive officer, Enclarity. “We are proud to help Give an Hour and its members by granting access to detailed, accurate and timely information on local mental healthcare providers. By donating Enclarity ProviderLookup, we can help our wartime heroes heal by connecting them with a variety of mental health services to address their needs.”
The goal of Give an Hour is to have 10 percent of the approximately 400,000 licensed mental health professionals in the United States join its efforts. If 40,000 mental health providers offer free services, Give an Hour has the potential to save the military and U.S. taxpayers $4 million per week. The organization relies upon the Enclarity ProviderLookup solution to fulfill its work. From the organization’s Enclarity ProviderLookup-powered website, Give an Hour members can search for mental health professionals near them and seek services to address mental health needs resulting from their military service, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome.
“The volunteer mental health professionals on our network are all licensed within their particular practice area,” said Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president, Give an Hour. “Our providers include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, professional counselors and pastoral counselors. We are thankful to Enclarity for their partnership in finding appropriate mental health professionals for recruitment and rely upon their technology to ensure our members have immediate access to the most up-to-date information on providers within their areas.”
For her vision, TIME magazine named Dr. Van Dahlen as one of the 100 most influential people in the world this year. In April, Give an Hour was honored as one of five winners of the Joining Forces Community Challenge at the White House. Dr. Van Dahlen received a citation as one of Woman’s Day magazine’s 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, the Maryland Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, the WJLA 2010 Working Woman of the Year and the American Psychiatric Association’s 2009 Rosalee Weiss Distinguished Public Service award. In 2010, she was selected as a featured speaker at the annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy. She has become a notable source and expert on the psychological impact of war on troops and families, and a thought leader in mobilizing civilian constituencies in support of active duty service members, veterans and their families.
About Enclarity, Inc.
Enclarity solves healthcare’s provider information problem by compiling the largest, most accurate and current medical provider database. Five of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies, seven of the 10 largest health insurance plans, four of the 10 largest preferred provider organizations and the two largest medical device manufacturers count on Enclarity. Its solutions improve claims processing, provider directories, regulatory compliance and marketing optimization. For more information, visit www.enclarity.com.
About Give an Hour
Give an Hour is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. The organization's mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Currently, Give an Hour is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of military personnel, their families and the communities affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As of February 2012, Give an Hour has more than 6,100 providers across the nation — in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam — with more volunteer mental health professionals joining its network every day. In addition to counseling, providers also consult to schools, first responders, employers and community organizations. Give an Hour has already provided nearly 50,000 hours of free service, valued at approximately $5 million. To learn more, visit http://www.giveanhour.org or http://connected.giveanhour.org.