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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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Submit Your Session Ideas for National Council Conference

November 19, 2013 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Heather Cobb

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

The National Council Conference is looking for cutting-edge session ideas. Share your input to create a conference experience that engages, challenges, and educates behavioral health leaders.

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Stumped on Trauma Treatment? Start with the Brain, Says Bruce Perry

September 9, 2013 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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Cheryl Sharp

Exclusive Consultant for Trauma Informed Care Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health

When I travel the country providing trainings and consultation to behavioral health providers on building trauma-informed systems of care, I see that providers struggle with trauma treatment. Trauma is multi-dimensional and affects many areas of a person’s life — education, health, mental health, substance use, and social connections. Each area involves a different perspective and […]

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THE FAMILY GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE

July 26, 2013 | Mental Health Treatment | Comments
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The Family Guide to Mental Health Care by Dr. Lloyd Sederer is an excellent resource for families struggling with a loved one’s mental illness. This book answers questions about various mental illnesses, assesses whether doctors are helping, identifies treatments, and guides you through navigating and paying for treatment.

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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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