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Community Behavioral Health Compliance Forum

Community Behavioral Health is hosting its inaugural Compliance Forum. The forum is designed to provide an opportunity for the CBH Compliance Department to share information related to: relevant current compliance trends,implementing effective compliance plans, and best practices. We will have several dynamic speakers with a broad range of compliance experience. This will also be an opportunity to provider staff to network and share ideas.

Population Heath: Creating Communities of Wellness Part II

Dr. Fabius returns to share additional thoughts on the definition and management of populations.  He will provide a recap of what he covered previously with us in June as well as explore key components of population health.  He will again feature highlights from his textbook POPULATION HEALTH: Creating Cultures of Wellness.  Dr. Fabius will speak to the important role behavioral health plays and why implementing population health is crucial as the health care delivery system transitions for rewarding volume to value.  He will close with some of his latest research on what comes after population health – building cultures of health and wellness.  By applying these teachings it may be possible to make Philadelphia the healthiest city in the country.   

Like-Minded Rally for Mental Health and Substance Use Reform

Calling all Philadelphians, visitors, Democratic National Convention Delegates, and more to gather for the Like-Minded Rally for Mental Health and Substance Use Reform at Dilworth Park in front of City Hall.

Come to hear from speakers from national and local mental health and substance use organizations and learn more about the National Behavioral Health Platform: A Nonpartisan Approach to Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders. There will also be give-a-ways, music, and more.

Register now to guarantee your free t-shirt! By registering you will help us create momentum around mental health and substance use issues at the Democratic National Convention! This event is open to the public.


Mental Health Officials Gather in Philly to Learn

Mental health officials from all over the world visited Philadelphia Tuesday, drawn by the city’s approach to addressing behavioral health issues.

It’s not often New York would concede to having something to learn from Philadelphia, but that city’s deputy health commissioner Gary Belkin says it drew heavily on Philadelphia’s behavioral health approach in designing its own.

“Some of the inspirations we got from Philadelphia included how to get more of city government involved, and how to think about how to work with communities much better, and also the treatment system for public health objectives, not just treatment objectives. So a lot of really good things happening here that now we’re all learning about,” said Belkin

Officials from eight countries made the trip to get tips on how to import Philadelphia’s public health approach to mental illness.

From de-stigmatizing the need for service by partnering with respected community organizations, to pro-active screenings in high traffic spots such as Jefferson regional rail station.

“What they were struck by here is the scale that we’re doing it on and the fact that we got traction in ways that have really engaged a lot of people,” said Behavioral Health Commissioner, Dr. Arthur Evans, who hosted the gathering.

“It addresses many sectors need to be involved in solving what may be one of the most pressing challenges we have: to make mental health really become a central focus,” said Sweden’s Health Commissioner Fredrik Lindencrona.

Also attending were health officials from Australia, New Zealand, and the British Isles — members of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership.