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The Breakfast Club: A Healthy Start to Community Coalitions

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Heather Cobb

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

This article originally appeared in the National Council Magazine.  An interview with Jeffrey Brenner, MacArthur Fellow and Executive Director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is a nonprofit formed to improve the quality, capacity, and accessibility of the healthcare system for vulnerable populations in the city of Camden, New Jersey. […]

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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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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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The Kennedy Blessing

Heather Cobb

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

Patrick Kennedy says he was “blessed,” that he won the lottery by being born a Kennedy. Wow ― how that blessing has spread. Mental health and addiction care in this nation wouldn’t be the same without him.

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