Psychosocial & Behavioral Health Programs

A chronic illness can have a negative effect not only on a person's physical state but also on his or her emotional and mental well-being. National Jewish Health rejects the philosophy of consulting a psychosocial professional only in a crisis or only when the illness has not improved through medical intervention. Simultaneous medical and psychosocial interventions help dispel the patient's fear that others think "it's all in my head." Our treatment philosophy recognizes that "heads" are connected to, and vitally important to, "bodies," so we help educate patients about how stress and physical health are related.

The primary clinical mission of our Psychosocial Services is to provide state-of-the-art consultative and liaison support to our clinical programs seeing patients with respiratory, immunologic, allergic, infectious, and occupational/environmental diseases.

 

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Clinical Trials

A Summertime Sleep Research Study for 12-17 year olds with Asthma (SIESTA)

We are looking for adolescents ages 12 to 17 years old who have had asthma symptoms in the past year to participate a study looking at sleep duration and asthma. Participants will be involved with this study over the summer for three weeks.

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Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 118-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

 

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