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Behavioral Health


Committed to Improving Health Outcomes

H.E.R.O.

Helping Empower Residents Overcome barriers to healthy outcomes

 

Through support of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Sunset Community Health Center (Sunset) is now offering behavioral health services to help patients improve their health outcomes.

Integration of behavioral health services is taking place through a special project entitled HERO, Helping Empower Residents Overcome barriers to healthy outcomes. HERO is designed to close the gap for patients who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes; Hypertension; High LDL (Cholesterol); Obesity/Not in healthy BMI range; and/or, Depression. The project allows the new service to be an additional resource to help raise awareness of the disease and build skills among diabetic and pre-diabetic patients who continue to suffer poor health outcomes. The option to participate, and in essence become your own hero, is available to all patients who would like to sit down with a behavioral health team member and develop a plan to improve health outcomes through attainable short-term goals. The new service enhances Sunset’s patient-centric approach to care. The patient, a behavioral health team member, and their primary care physician work in tandem, transforming current habits and barriers that contribute to poor health outcomes, into realistic, manageable steps toward healthier lifestyle choices. Treatment plans are tailored to the individual patient.

General mental health, substance abuse and integrated behavioral health services, including:

  • Short-term psychotherapy
  • Brief interventions
  • Psych education
  • Chronic disease and health management through behavioral change planning
  • Specialty health referrals and care coordination

Health education is a primary component of HERO. Type 2 Diabetes is not a disease anyone is destined to have. Type 2 Diabetes is not the diabetes that results from pancreatic failure. Type 2 Diabetes is a direct result of lifestyle. This means, it is a direct result of the kinds of foods one eats, how active one is, and how one responds to stress and tension. Learning how to take better care of our health is essential to good quality of life for ourselves, and those for whom we set an example, such as our children.

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in America. An additional 86 million people are pre-diabetic and are anticipated to develop Type 2 Diabetes within 5 years. The cost of this unnecessary condition is astronomical. A reported $322 billion dollars is spent on diabetes care annually and by 2020, the annual cost is predicted to be over $500 billion dollars. Arizona is no exception, and Type 2 Diabetes and pre-diabetes continue as the number one health concern in Yuma County, and at Sunset Community Health Center. Together, through increased awareness, health education, and attainable steps, this detriment to our nation can be eliminated.

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight and obesity, are the primary precursors to diabetes. If you have any of these health conditions, consider them “red flags” indicating you need to pay attention to what you’re putting in your body, how much physical activity you engage in, and what factors impact your ability to focus on your health. You CAN reverse the process toward Type 2 Diabetes and Sunset Community Health Center can assist you in overcoming barriers to a healthier life, so you can be your own HERO! 

Keli A. Osborn, LMSW

Location: North Yuma Clinic
Specialty: Behavioral Health Provider School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, graduated August 2014
Certification: State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health, 2015
Joined Sunset August 2015

Judith Gomez

Location: San Luis Clinic
Specialty: Licensed Associate Counselor School: Northern Arizona University, Yuma AZ, graduated December 2011
Certification: State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health, 2017
Joined Sunset November 2015

Cynthia Rivas

Location: North Yuma Clinic
Specialty: Behavioral Health Technician School: Northern Arizona University, Yuma AZ, graduated August 2007
Joined Sunset November 2015

 

 

Locations / Hours

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SAN LUIS MEDICAL
Medical: (928) 627-3822
Pharmacy: (928) 373-5757
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SAN LUIS DENTAL
Dental: (928) 627-8584
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YUMA MEDICAL
Medical: (928) 819-8999
Pharmacy: (928) 819-8941
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NORTH YUMA MEDICAL
Medical: (928) 539-3140
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SOMERTON MEDICAL
Medical: (928) 627-2051
Pharmacy: (928) 627-1607
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SOMERTON DENTAL
Dental: (928) 627-8806
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WELLTON MEDICAL
Medical: (928) 785-3256
Pharmacy: (928) 785-3256
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WELLTON DENTAL
Medical: (928) 785-8808
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Locations

Yuma - 24th St building-yuma24 2060 W. 24th Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 819-8999 - Medical
(928) 819-8941 - Pharmacy
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North Yuma building-yumaB 675 S. Avenue B
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 539-3140
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Somerton building-somerton 115 N. Somerton Avenue
PO Box 538
Somerton, AZ 85350
(928) 627-2051 - Medical
(928) 627-8806 - Dental
(928) 627-1607 - Pharmacy
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San Luis building-sanluis 815 E. Juan Sánchez Blvd.
PO Box 2017
San Luis, AZ 85349
(928) 627-3822 - Medical
(928) 373-5757 - Pharmacy
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San Luis Dental building-sanluis 801 N. 2nd Avenue
PO Box 2017
San Luis, AZ 85349
(928) 627-8584
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Wellton building-wellton 10425 Williams Street
P.O. Box 686
Wellton, AZ 85356
(928) 785-3256 Medical
(928) 785-8008 Dental
(928) 785-3256 Pharmacy
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