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CRI Staff and Partners to Present at Evaluation 2014

Fourteen CRI experts and partners will participate in six sessions during the American Evaluation Association’s 28th annual conference. The conference will be held October 15-18, 2014, at the Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Denver. Their work represents the close collaboration CRI has with academic partners including Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington.

Attracting thousands of evaluation professionals, academics and students, Evaluation 2014 highlights the role of evaluation in nurturing a diverse and interconnected world for generations to come. CRI experts will present papers and posters with a focus on the conference’s theme, “Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future.” read more For more information, visit Evaluation 2014.

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

Christina VanRegenmorter, director of the Center for Clinical Excellence and national policy, was recently named to Carequality’s 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 organizations such as CVS MinuteClinic, Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens and Netsmart, among others.
Read the source article at The Tennessean
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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…