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Crushing 8 Myths About Clinical Trials

Hannah Huntt

Manager of Communications Projects, National Council for Behavioral Health

Did you know it can take an average of 10 years to develop a new medicine at a cost of $2.6 billion dollars? To develop a new medicine, researchers have to prove that the medicine is safe and effective through clinical trials before gaining approval from federal regulatory agencies. Finding enough volunteer participants to participate […]

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Are Long Life and Good Life Mutually Exclusive?

April 21, 2015 | Advocacy and Policy | Comments

Jeannie Campbell

NCBH, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Dan Buettner Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel   Do we sacrifice quality of life for longevity? Or is longevity a gift for a life well-lived? This year, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is pleased to host an unlikely duo – Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Affordable Care Act architect and provocateur, and Dan Buettner, best-selling author and National […]

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Why it is Critical to Preserve California’s County-Operated Mental Health Carve Out of Specialty Mental Health Services

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Bruce Saltzer

Executive Director, Association of Community Human Service Agencies

In anticipation of the need for California to renew its 1915(b) Freedom of Choice waiver, which sanctions the State’s carved out specialty mental health managed care program, the Association of Community Human Service Agencies recently developed a paper to articulate the critical reasons why the State’s county operated mental health carve out for this specialty […]

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What Primary Care Has to Learn from Behavioral Health

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Dr. Jeffrey Brenner

Executive Director of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Conference ’14 Thought Leader and 2013 MacArthur fellow Jeffrey Brenner, MD — best known for his “hotspotting” concept — is creating a healthcare delivery model to meet the medical and social service needs of the most vulnerable citizens in impoverished communities. Brenner talks with the National Council on hotspotting, standardized healthcare, open access, and other disruptive changes in healthcare.

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Be the Mayo Clinic of Behavioral Health

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Heather Cobb

Senior Director, Creative and Strategy

The Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and similar “centers of excellence” attract healthcare clients from far beyond their immediate community. Why do people seek care with them, what traits do these clinics have in common, and how can you establish your agency as a Mayo Clinic of behavioral health? People seek out these centers because they […]

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Hot Spotting: A Healthcare Trend at the Pulse

Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Hot spotting is a healthcare strategy that can improve health outcomes for people with complex healthcare needs who are the highest utilizers of care.

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