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Planning For 988

Widespread concerns about suicide led to the passage of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act in 2020, which will make “988” the nationwide suicide prevention hotline to support suicide and… Read More

The Homelessness Imperative

Earlier this month, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new initiative focused on addressing the housing insecure population with mental illness and substance use disorder. But the focus of the… Read More

Do You Have The Data? Can You “Adapt?”

The executive team with the better data can make better decisions, assure better outcomes for consumers, improve staff and customer satisfaction, and deliver more value to payers. But how? We’ve talked about… Read More

Managing The 5%

There is a lot of investment money going into the mental health field—in fact, $14.7 billion in the first half of this year. Much of that investment is focused on… Read More

Rhode Island To Pilot Safe Injection Sites

Rhode Island is planning to pilot harm reduction centers, also called overdose prevention sites or supervised consumption sites. This two-year pilot program will establish “harm reduction centers” to prevent drug… Read More

Managing Long Haul Burnout

In the midst of the current wave of COVID cases from the delta variant, there are many questions. Will the variant—and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) full approval of… Read More

Peer Supports? There’s An App For That

A few new developments around peer supports have caught everyone’s attention. Not surprisingly, the pandemic has changed the role and the work of peer support specialists—and like all of health… Read More

Integrated Care Gets A Leg Up With Virtual First

Plugging into systems for integrated “whole person” care is increasingly an imperative for all provider organizations—whether they offer primary or specialty care and whether they provide digital, in-person, or hybrid… Read More

Recovery In The Community: Can We Do Better?

A goal for all patients with mental illness should be symptom reduction and optimal psychosocial functioning. In this webinar, experienced psychiatrists Ralph Aquila, MD and Robert Davis, MD, discuss the… Read More