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National Council’s Practice Transformation Academy: Creating a Building Block for Change

Michael Carrone

Director, Health Transformation, National Council for Behavioral Health

The health care landscape is changing with unprecedented speed and organizations of all sizes are feeling the pressure to make the complex switch to value-based care. The National Council’s Practice Transformation Academy has already helped 20 organizations that were proactively preparing to transition to population health, risk and quality management and from volume-based care to […]

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What’s the Next Innovation in Mental Health?

September 21, 2017 | Innovation | Comments

Rashida Asante-Eccleston

Communications Associate

Most people with mental illness or substance use disorders do not receive treatment. How will we respond? How can we meet the challenges we face in a volatile health care environment? What does the future hold for mental health? These questions were the foundation of Tackling Mental Health Through Innovation, a series of panels and […]

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Innovative Scheduling Changes Increase Savings, Intake and Client Engagement

Hannah Huntt

Manager, Communications Projects

In just three years, View Point Health, a Metro Atlanta-based community behavioral health care agency, has transformed their clinical practice by implementing a rapid-cycle change model under the guidance of MTM Services. View Point Health provides mental health, addictive disease and developmental disability services serving as the public safety net for a three county area […]

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Community-Based Alternatives to a System’s Acute Care Needs

April 11, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Treatment | Comments

Steve Fields Executive Director, Progress Foundation; Betty Dahlquist Executive Director, California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies

This article appears in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine.   Current efforts to reform mental health care in the United States revolve around a perceived lack of inpatient psychiatric beds to assist those experiencing a mental health crisis. The solution is to develop community-based diversion strategies, including outpatient crisis stabilization centers […]

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Moving Toward a Comprehensive Crisis System

April 4, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Suicide | Comments

Susan Partain

Manager of Communications Projects

An interview with Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This interview originally appeared in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine.   What are the priority areas SAMHSA has defined when it comes to improving crisis services for people with mental health and substance use concerns? At […]

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When Crisis Happens “Now”

March 30, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Comments

David W. Covington, CEO & President, RI International and Michael Hogan, Independent Advisor and Consultant, Hogan Health Solutions; Co-leads, Crisis Services Task Force, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

This article appears in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine. Our country’s approach to crisis mental health care must be transformed. It is time and we have the tools to prevent tragedies like these: Unspeakable family pain: In November 2013, Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-VA) told CNN that he was alive for just […]

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Crisis Services: How to Get Where We Want to Be

March 22, 2016 | Crisis Services | Innovation | Trauma | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

This editorial appears in the Crisis to Recovery issue of the National Council Magazine.   The distraught young man whose family brought him into the Bronx hospital looked familiar. After a closer look, I realized I had briefly dated him. I was working in a triage office for a new program to keep people in […]

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Putting Community Back into Community Mental Health: How the Mental Health Center of Denver Did It

Heather Cobb

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

Denver’s Northeast Park Hill is a proud neighborhood filled with strong people. Built in the 1950s, Dahlia Square was the largest African-American-owned shopping center in the U.S. with a thriving grocery store, roller-skating rink, bowling alley and a full array of local businesses. But times changed and gradually the once popular neighborhood nucleus became an […]

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8 Resolutions to Plan for Change

Daisy Wheeler

Director of Addictions

I’m a planner. As the year end approaches, you may, like me, already be thinking about your 2016 resolutions. Many of us strive to do better each year in our service to others or to focus on our health — and planning is the most likely pathway to fully realize and achieve our goals. As […]

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Does your organization use text messaging?

Hannah Coen

Communications Associate, NCBH

Text messaging is a fast, relatively inexpensive way to engage under-served populations and to connect patients with 24/7 access to health tips and treatment options. It can change the ways clinicians deliver health care by acting as a care extender and creating a better picture of the population you care for. Yet, it is underused. […]

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