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Hear the Latest on How Food Choices Can Impact Mental Health at Upcoming Knowledge Network Session

Drew Ramsey, MD will present on “Prescription Brain Food: Integrating Brain-Focused Nutrition Therapies Into Practice” at the MHCA Conference on Thursday, November 13. As the brain is our hungriest organ using 20 percent of all you eat, food choices have profound implications for brain health especially in the era of neuroplasticity. View summit session flyer.

Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, his clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety.

The Food and The Brain Workshop he chairs at the American Psychiatric Association annuals conference has educated hundreds of psychiatrists on the potential of nutrition interventions in clinical practice. His work and writing on food and brain health has appeared by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, NPR, The Atlantic, The Doctors Show, and CBS News. His recent bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) helped elevate kale to celebrity status and has made this superfood accessible to thousands. His first book, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) explored the impact of modern diets on brain health and then proposes a solution of recipes and meal plans.

Dr. Ramsey is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his specialty training in adult psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, received an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Earlham College. Learn more about Dr. Ramsey by visiting his website.

Other speakers include Tim Ramsey, VP for Product Development, SureGene, and Tom Doub, CEO, Centerstone Research Institute. In the past five years, the Knowledge Network has built a strong foundation for accelerating breakthroughs in behavioral health. Read more about the Knowledge Network.

CRI to Analyze the Efficacy of Electronic Games and Applications for Adolescents

Obtain more details by downloading our Request for Proposal

CRI is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations and/or individuals to undertake a rapid expert and crowd sourced survey and analysis. The new initiative (iMHI) will develop electronic games and applications to strengthen adolescent mental wellness. Request for Proposal.

US Dept. of Ed. awarded $5 Million to Cheatham County School District for Violence Prevention

The Cheatham County School District, with the cooperative efforts of Centerstone and CRI, was recently awarded a $5 million grant over the next five years from the United States Department of Education to implement Project Prevent – Cheatham County. The program will address the needs of students exposed to pervasive violence, ensure a safer school environment, and break the cycle of violence by expanding the district’s capacity to develop and implement school-based prevention, counseling, and treatment services. Project Prevent – Cheatham County is one of 22 projects that were funded nationally.
Read source article at The Tennessean

Carequality’s Advisory Council Selects VanRegenmorter

Healtheway, a non-profit, public-private collaborative focused on advancing the implementation of interoperable health information exchange, has announced the appointment of the Carequality Steering Committee, Advisory Council and two working groups. The governance bodies and work groups bring together broad industry and government representation to focus on solving real-world health IT interoperability implementation issues.

Christina VanRegenmorter, director of the Center for Clinical Excellence and national policy, has been named to the Advisory Council, which informs and guides the direction of the organization. Carequality is a national collaborative to develop and maintain interoperability standards for health information networks in order to interconnect and exchange data. An initiative of Healtheway, a non-profit organization that supports a community of health information exchange partners, Carequality aims to connect existing networks that currently operate independently of one another due to different vendor platforms, specialized uses or geography.

The Carequality Advisory Council includes leaders from healthcare provider and physician organizations; behavioral healthcare; local, state and federal government agencies; professional standards development organizations; researchers; vendors; and organizations representing patient interests, among others. The Carequality collaborative includes industry leaders such as CVS MinuteClinic, Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens and Netsmart, among others.
Read the November 3rd announcement
Read the source article at The Tennessean

What is Population Management?

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions has released its white paper on Population Management In Community Mental Health Center-Based Health Homes. CRI’s Christina VanRegenmorter, MSW, had the privilege of co-authoring the white paper with Joseph John Parks III, MD, with the Missouri Institute of Mental Health & University of Missouri–St. Louis. Dr. Parks is a national leader in the mental health field and, while head of the National Association of State Medicaid and Mental Health Directors in 2001, was the primary author of the paper alerting the field that persons with serious mental illness served by Medicaid agencies were dying 25 years younger than their peers.

The white paper lays a foundation for understanding the scope and principles of population management in addition to a step-by-step process about how to implement this necessary component to quality health care as well as offers a detailed explanation of the six services required for health homes.

CRI, Ginger.io and Verizon Partner to Solve Healthcare’s Superutilizer Challenge

CRI, Ginger.io and Verizon have combined their expertise in behavioral healthcare, analytics and mobile technology to launch a new program – coactionHealth – aimed at helping people with complex mental and physical health conditions better manage their health and significantly reduce healthcare costs. read more

Local Businesses Contributing to Healthcare’s National Landscape

In a recent article, Richard Cowart, discussed how Nashville’s next big thing may be a “health care data mine that defines a new generation of health information.” This article acknowledges the many contributions Nashville-based organizations are making to the national healthcare landscape. CRI’s behavioral health business intelligence platform, Enlighten Analytics, was also referenced.
Read the source article at The Tennessean

CRI Launches Services to Help Organizations Track, Measure and Leverage Data

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) has announced the launch of two new products, OutcomeSolutions and Evaluation Services. Using the expertise and 70 collective years of experience, CRI’s team of evaluators provides organizations with “low touch” or “high touch” solutions to their program evaluation needs. Both of these offerings are designed to help organizations track, measure, analyze and report on the impact and effectiveness of their programs and initiatives. Through these services, CRI can help organizations measure Read more…