Community Behavioral Health Collaborative Launches

Thirteen leading agencies joined with BPHC to launch our Community Behavioral Health Collaborative (CBHC) focused on improving the screening and coordination of care for people in the Bronx receiving behavioral health services.

The goals of this two-year collaborative are to connect behavioral health providers to each other through their ability to share information using technology and data sharing, and to put in place uniform processes for screening, referral and follow-up.

Key outcomes include implementing standardized tools and processes to screen patients for depression, substance use disorder, tobacco use, linkage with primary care, and health home eligibility and enrollment. CBHC members are also addressing two special areas of focus: diabetes screening and monitoring for people with schizophrenia, and improved management of ADHD medications in children.

“Our participating agencies bring expert clinical knowledge and experience in delivering culturally competent care,” said Amy Button, Director of Community Programs. “They are central to BPHC’s efforts to create community-driven, clinically integrated delivery systems, and we are very excited to be working with them.”

CBHC agencies include: ACMH, Astor Services for Children & Families, Comunilife, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Leake and Watts, Odyssey House, Osborne Association, Riverdale Mental Health Association, Samaritan Daytop Village, Services for the Underserved, TRI Center, VIP Community Services, and Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

We look forward to keeping you updated on their work. For more information, contact Amy Button.


Published May 19, 2017