People living with mental health or substance abuse conditions have a much higher rate of chronic disease and die 20 years earlier than the general population on average due to poor medical care.
Thirteen BPHC organizations are collaborating to improve the way we screen and coordinate care for patients with behavioral health conditions and complex medical and social service needs.
Members of our Community Behavioral Health Collaborative are working closely over a two-year period to ensure that patients receive screening, referral, treatment and follow-up within a unified care continuum.
The organizations convened at our quarterly Learning Symposium on Friday (March 2) to share with each other what they’ve learned through testing new protocols for screening, referrals and data collection.
Participating organizations include ACMH, Astor Services for Children & Families, Comunilife, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Leake and Watts, Mosaic Mental Health, Odyssey House, Osborne Association, Samaritan Daytop Village, Services for the Underserved, TRI Center, VIP Community Services, and Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
“It’s an intensive process that involves vision, strategy and collaborative learning,” said Amy Button, BPHC Director of Community Programs. “It’s about getting people into the right treatment at the right time.”
For more information, contact Amy Button.