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The Assurance Health & Wellness Center is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinfonía HealthCare Corporation. The Assurance Center will expand on the successful features of a number of sophisticated medical services including: primary care, medication monitoring, pharmacy, dental and lab in order to truly integrate traditional medical care with behavioral health. Case management, employment services, assistance with housing needs and health and wellness programs will be integrated within the Center.

The approach adopted by Sinfonía HealthCare and the Assurance Wellness Center is firmly rooted in what is currently known about supporting the health and well-being of people living with mental health and substance abuse issues. The Medical Directors Council of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors released a report in October 2006 that states "People with serious mental illness served by the public mental health system die, on average, 25 years earlier than the general population." The report, Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness, says that increased morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) are largely due to preventable conditions such as metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Preventable health risk factors include: obesity, smoking, substance abuse, and inadequate access to medical care.