What are they?
Prevention health programs were created to help our members see early signs and symptoms of certain disorders. They are an important part of PerformCare's plans. These programs are for the specific needs of our members.
Early identification of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
PerformCare offers this program to our members who are parents. Its purpose is to help parents identify certain behaviors and to raise awareness for ADHD. Parents will receive a newsletter that has ADHD information. They'll also receive a screening tool for ADHD.
How the program works
The ADHD program is to be used with the care given by providers. The goals of the program are:
- To help parents:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of ADHD.
- Understand age-related behaviors that come with ADHD.
- See if their child is at a high risk for ADHD.
- Get a professional evaluation of their child, if the child is at a high risk for ADHD.
- Help the child get the right treatment if the child has ADHD.
- Identify the problem as early as possible to improve the chances of a good outcome due to treatment.
Early identification of substance issues of members with bipolar disorder
PerformCare offers a program for members in the transitional age group of 18 to 24 years old. These are members who are already diagnosed with bipolar disorder and may be at risk for substance use issues.
The program helps members who receive treatment for bipolar disorder by:
- Educating about the symptoms of substance use issues.
- Reviewing risk factors that may lead to substance use issues.
- Showing how to complete a screening tool for substance use issues.
- Encouraging follow-up treatment if the member identifies substance use issues.