Change Depends On Our Action
*Reprinted from DATIS Blog. During Hill Day 2015, Linda Rosenberg, President of the National Council for Behavioral Health, reminded us that, “Change depends on our action.” Ten years ago, National Council’s first Hill Day took place with just 35 people. This past week, with ten partner organizations, hundreds of people were in attendance to […]
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There’s a Clear Path to Excellence
For well over a year, a team of us at the National Council for Behavioral Health have been thrilled to work with Relias to design a program to support behavioral health treatment providers as they strive to be leaders in our health care system—a system marked by change that, at times, feels nothing short of […]
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Behavioral Health Center of Excellence: How to Go All In
Taking the steps necessary to become a behavioral health center of excellence does not come with a certificate or accreditation – it is simply a model of excellence that improves the care we provide to individuals with behavioral health conditions, and prepares organizations to take advantage of opportunities ahead. The National Council recently sat down […]
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Centers of Excellence: Final Paper Released!
Last December, the National Council asked the behavioral health community – providers, advocates, and peers – to participate in a five-month crowdsourcing project to spark conversation about behavioral health centers of excellence (BHCOE). The results of the project were detailed in a workshop session facilitated by healthcare expert Dale Jarvis at the National Council’s 2014 […]
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Synchronicity and Health Reform
Next week, the National Council for Behavioral Health will host its 2014 Annual Conference, which will be peppered with talk about behavioral health centers of excellence (BHCOE) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. During the conference we will introduce an added dimension to BHCOEs – Integrated Behavioral Health Teams (IBHTs). Well, actually, I’m introducing the […]
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BHCOE’s – What’s next?
Last year the Stanford Social Innovation Review published a great piece, The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. The authors provide a brief history of strategic planning (2,000 years on the battle field; post-World War II in business), followed by two important points: “The world has become a more turbulent place, where anyone with […]
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Show Me the Money
In early February, we posted, “Show Me the Outcomes.” I have to come clean and tell you, that’s not enough. You need to show me the money. Showing us the outcomes is only one-third of the job before us. Let me explain. Everyone has heard the phrase, “we have to move from paying for volume, […]
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You’re Asking Too Much of Me!
I hear two types of editorial comments about this center of excellence crowdsourcing project: “This is really great stuff. The ideas are relevant and timely and we’re on it.” “You’re asking too much of me! I’m already flooded with a 1,000 things that have to be done yesterday.” Both comments are part of the existential […]
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Am I Killing My Patients?
Burned into my brain are vivid memories of standing in the back of the room of the first large group presentation of the report, Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness. (Memory jogger: “People with serious mental illness served by our public mental health systems die, on average, 25 years earlier than the […]
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