NCCBHNational Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
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Without question, "states must expand coverage for mental health services so that young people are not relegated to the child welfare and juvenile justice systems for treatment," according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the NCCBH. In addition, Ms.
"Without the increased use of prevention strategies that are scientifically proven to work, and a correspondingly swift uptick in early detection efforts and community awareness and education in national media, mental disorders continue to fester like an undetected cancer," she wrote in an editorial in the spring 2009 issue of the NCCBH magazine.
"Millions of Americans experience schizophrenia or other serious mental illnesses, and the most vulnerable period is the transition from the hospital to local, community-based services," said Linda Rosenberg, NCCBH president and chief executive officer, during the press conference.
"We appreciate SAMHSA's support for the comprehensive care that community behavioral health organizations provide to youth and families," NCCBH President and CEO Linda Rosenberg, MSW, said in a statement.
The WCHO reviewed several models of integrated health care that could have been used or adapted to the public system including Wagner's chronic health care model (Wagner et al., 1996a, 1996b), the Robert Wood Johnson Depression in Primary Care model (Pincus, 2004), Strosahl's model that is often used in Federally Qualified Health Centers (Strosahl, 1998), and the NCCBH's Four Quadrant Clinical Integration Model for behavioral and physical health care (Mauer, 2003a).
* the colocation of complementary disciplines such as behavioral staff in a primary care setting (as in an FQHC) or primary care staff in a community mental health center (as described by NCCBH in the December 2006 issue of Behavioral Healthcare); or
On the one hand, Rosenberg says, NCCBH members understand that connecting to electronic health record (EHR) and messaging capabilities will help mental health professionals increase "productivity, transparency, and quality." On the other hand, participating in RHIOs will require a double leap for the vast majority of behavioral healthcare professionals, very few of whom are currently linked to EHR systems now, and most of whom are still practicing with little computer-based automation.
A statement from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH) says that while the CATIE study suggests that socially stigmatizing movement disorders were not prevalent in patients on perphenazine, "a study that lasts only 18 months cannot determine this.