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Conference ’14 Speaker, Dr. Thomas Insel, is “Blazing Trails in Brain Science.”

February 5, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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New York Times

This article was reposted from the New York Times and written by Benedict Carey. The police arrived at the house just after breakfast, dressed in full riot gear, and set up a perimeter at the front and back. Not long after, animal rights marchers began filling the street: scores of people, young and old, yelling […]

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Show Me the Outcomes!

February 4, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

We began our Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Crowdsourcing Project to address the reality that we are quickly moving into a phase of healthcare reform where providers and health plans are placed into one of two buckets: Bucket 1: The work we do makes a measurable difference in people’s lives and we can demonstrate our […]

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World Class Customer Service Built on a Culture of Staff and Client Engagement and Wellness

January 21, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

Getting off on the right foot In my last blog post, I suggested that we have a healthcare system that has forgotten about the customer. Today, I am going to begin exploring the first of five behavioral health center of excellence elements – world class customer service. Last year, Carl Clark, the CEO of the […]

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The Personal Side of Change

January 17, 2014 | Partnerships | Comments
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Jeanne Supin

MMA Lead Faculty Member

We are hardwired against change. Our brain stem conspires to fuel our change-anxiety. The same part of our brains that likes steady heartbeats, stable body temperatures, and balanced hormones also insists we distrust others, repeat what historically brought us pleasure, stick only to our tribe, and avoid all threats (e.g., everyone and everything else, especially anyone or anything new).

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Creating a Culture of Excellence

January 16, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Jeannie Campbell

, National Council for Behavioral Health

As the behavioral health community continually adjusts and grows with the changing healthcare landscape, it’s critical that we come together as a field to define new universal standards for excellence. I’ve recently spent a great deal of time reflecting on the feedback and perspectives many of you shared in the National Council for Behavioral Health’s […]

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Are You Talking Your Way Out of Innovation?

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Holly Green

CEO of The Human Factor, Inc.

People in your organization are killing innovation without even knowing it. Find out how, and what you can do about it.

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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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Words Are Important: Beginning to Define Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence

January 7, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

Where do we start? The American healthcare system has a horrible track record in customer satisfaction, transparency, outcomes, value…wait, I better stop here or I’ll run out of room. It also has a long history of standards setting and accreditation: identify the important elements; develop specific performance measures to test adherence with those elements; assess […]

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Why Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence?

December 17, 2013 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

In today’s healthcare environment, behavioral health centers must build relationships with high-performing specialists to support patients’ whole health. They must become specialty centers of excellence.

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Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence and the Future of Health

December 12, 2013 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

It’s my guess that more than 90% of those reading this know that in any given year over 40 million adults experience a mental health disorder in the United States, and nearly 20 million have a substance use disorder. In addition, individuals struggling with these conditions have healthcare costs up to 3.5 times higher than […]

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