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Each month, the PsychU Spotlight highlights the most important topics and most recent innovations in mental health. The collection includes carefully curated resources to keep our members up-to-date on the latest in mental health care.

Monthly Spotlight

The Road to Recovery: Evidence-Based Practices, Performance Measurement, and Improving Patient Functioning

Recovery is a treatment goal that crosscuts the care continuum. In the pursuit of this goal, payers and providers can be agile—measuring and adjusting processes, procedures, partners, and services to promote personalized, person-centered outcomes that address a patient’s full spectrum of needs. Payers and providers focused on recovery build partnerships that bridge the care continuum to promote integrated, holistic treatment. They rely on established evidence-based practices (EBPs) and clinical research updates to improve not just symptoms, but functioning, health care literacy, engagement, and quality of life for their patients. Furthermore, they continuously monitor their own performance in order to improve care and service provision. Systematically focusing on EBPs, performance measurement, and quality improvement allows payers and providers to promote a message of hope—one that clearly articulates the mental health care system’s commitment to helping patients make progress on their road to recovery. What evidence-based practices have emerged in the behavioral health field? How are payers and providers measuring their own performance and their patients’ progress? How far does the field have to go to help patients reach recovery? Learn more in this month’s PsychU Spotlight.

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Upcoming Spotlight Themes

  • May 2021 – Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan
  • June 2021 – Trauma-Informed Care
  • July 2021 – Workplace Mental Health
  • August 2021 – Metrics & Improvements In Quality Outcomes
  • September 2021 – Preventing Suicide
  • October 2021 – The Next Crisis: Major Depressive Disorder
  • November 2021 – E-Health & Technology Related To Trauma
  • December 2021 – New Innovations In The Treatment Of Schizophrenia