We are proud to highlight our 2022 Organizational Members!
The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is a non profit advocacy association representing the behavioral health directors from each of California’s 58 counties, as well as the Tri-City (which includes the Cities of Pomona, Claremont and La Verne) and City of Berkeley Mental Health Authorities. The mission of CBHDA is to ensure access to high-quality, cost-effective, and culturally competent behavioral health care for the people of California by providing leadership, advocacy, and support to County Behavioral Health Directors and programs. California’s County Behavioral Health Agencies provide a wide range of specialty mental health and substance use disorder services, primarily to California’s low-income populations as specialty behavioral health plans under Medicaid. In addition, County Behavioral Health Agencies provide a variety of community behavioral health services and supports, including prevention, outreach and engagement, housing, as well as crisis and disaster response-related behavioral health services for Californians across all payers, including the uninsured.
We’re a health and human services consulting company with deep reservoirs of talent, decades of expertise, and an upbeat, collaborative approach. We’ve been helping clients with system improvement, evaluation, planning, and financing for over twenty years. Our team comes from direct service, government, education, justice systems, child welfare, and other settings. And we specialize in healthcare, justice, and social services. If you are designing, implementing, or evaluating systems—or if you’re looking for support with financing or evidence-based practices—we can help.
Johnson County Mental Health Center began operation in 1962 providing outpatient services in one location. Today, mental health services are provided in five separate facilities located throughout the county. The Mental Health Center is a department of County Government and is licensed by the State of Kansas as a Community Mental Health Center and has earned accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. The center employs more than 360 staff who provide a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to more than 10,000 county residents annually. Operations are overseen by the Board of County Commissioners and its day-to-day operations are managed by an Executive Leadership Team that reports to the Assistant County Manager as well as a 13-member Advisory Board appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care) is a nonprofit behavioral health managed care organization that is part of the UPMC Insurance Services Division. Based in Pittsburgh, Community Care was created in 1996 to support Pennsylvania’s HealthChoices program for Medicaid recipients. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through the delivery of effective and accessible behavioral health services, with a focus on recovery.
The Behavioral Health Care team at Dickinson Wright has nearly 70 years of combined industry experience. Our lawyers represent clients as they navigate through the behavioral health care reformation brought on by the 2008 Parity Act and the 2010 Affordable Care Act. From the beginning, our attorneys have been involved in the latest developments affecting the industry, including developing behavioral health insurance exchanges; integrating primary medical and behavioral health programs; creation of clinically integrated networks and implementing new CMS managed care, stark, parity and coordination of care regulations.
The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) is a unique international collaborative that focuses on improving mental health and addictions services. IIMHL is a collaboration of ten members: Australia, England, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, USA and Sweden. IIMHL organizes systems for international innovation sharing, networking and problem solving across countries and agencies. The overall aim is to provide better outcomes for people who use mental health and addiction services and their families.
NYAPRS is a nationally acclaimed change agent dedicated to improving services, public policies, and social conditions for people with mental health, substance use and trauma-related challenges. We advance this mission through the promotion of human rights, health, wellness, recovery, and full community inclusion, so that all may achieve maximum potential in communities of choice. NYAPRS is a peer-run organization that ensures that the authentic voice of people with lived experience drives all our actions and activities.
Mental Health America (MHA)’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.
Peg’s Foundation, the largest mental health funder in Northeast Ohio, believes in relevant, innovative, and at times, disruptive ideas to improve access to care and treatment for the seriously mentally ill. Peg’s Foundation promotes the implementation of a stronger, more effective, compassionate, and inclusive health care system for all. Founded in 2001, Peg’s Foundation provides grants to mental health, education, and the arts. Guided by Founder, Peg Morgan to “Think Bigger,” Peg’s Foundation understands recovery from mental illness is the expectation, and mental wellness is integral to a healthy life.
RI International has been delivering high quality care for over 30 years and widely viewed as a worldwide leader in the areas of peer support and crisis services. Our CEO, David Covington, co-chaired the 2016 National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Crisis Now report that served as the foundation driving a systemic shift from justice system and hospital emergency room responses to timely access to crisis care. In 2020, the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) published the National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care which lists our RI International team members as 7 of its 14 writers, to solidify an approach that diverts individuals from the justice system and hospital emergency departments into focused care through a peer powered multi-disciplinary team equipped to serve every referral in real-time. RI International is the international leader in peer support and peer employment training / workforce development with over 14,000 peer employment training graduates in 21 states, four countries, the Veterans Administration, and the Marine Corps.
Avant Consulting LLC is a consultancy dedicated exclusively to the Behavioral Health Care industry. Its team of industry experts helps systems of care thrive through financially sustainable models, effective use of information technology, and successful navigation of complex strategic, compliance, reimbursement and operational challenges.