CRI Secures $19.8 Million in Funding for Community Behavioral Health Programs in Tennessee
From July 1, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015, CRI secured $19.8 million in grants and contracts from state and federal organizations to enable Centerstone to launch and expand community-based behavioral health programs serving individuals throughout Tennessee. read more
Knowledge Network to Host Monthly Webinars
Since 2008, the Knowledge Network has built a strong foundation for accelerating breakthroughs in behavioral health. We’ve held bi-annual Summits and monthly online meetings where we regularly hear from the nation’s top leaders in behavioral healthcare and technology. In the coming months, we are expanding these meetings through regular webinars to the broader behavioral healthcare community. Explore Knowledge Network Summit sessions by visiting our YouTube page to view 3-minute vignettes. You may sign up now if you’d like to receive notifications of these meetings via email.
coactionHealth Initiative Expands to Three States
Innovative mHealth project by Centerstone Research Institute, Ginger.io and Verizon grows with support from a national payor, will continue to leverage smart phones and data analytics to make treatment of high-cost patients more efficient and effective read more
Batten Foundation and CRI Launch iThrive
The D.N. Batten Foundation in partnership with CRI launched iThrive, an initiative to facilitate the development of digital games and applications that promote emotional well-being among adolescents. iThrive will foster a cooperative ecosystem bringing together game developers, mental health experts, investors and donors, researchers, and youth. read more
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.
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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
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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.
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