Ah yes, we continue to marvel at Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health. She is constantly thinking up strategies to make life easier for behavioral health providers and we are just about convinced she never sleeps. Case in point - We received this wonderful email in the middle of the night from her reminding all of us that the State Planning Grant applications are due in six weeks. But Linda doesn't just remind, she provides (what else) an amazingly clear self-assessment that you can use to make sure you are up to snuff.
Here ya go, and get some sleep, Rosenberg!
- From the desk of Linda Rosenberg
Tick tock. Six weeks to go until State Planning Grant applications are due for states to move forward with Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, and, I believe, six weeks until we enter a New World Order for specialty behavioral health care.
Now we can show you what that means and where to find the checklist: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. For the first time in two generations, our country has a common definition for a comprehensive behavioral health provider, and it is going to change the way that organizations deliver care. Wondering if you measure up? Use a self-assessment tool to objectively measure yourself against SAMHSA’s criteria.
The “six weeks until the New World Order” in the title of this post is hyperbole, of course – it’s six weeks to go until August 5th when state planning grant applications are due to SAMHSA. From there we move on to the year-long planning phase, out of which eight states will be selected to participate in the demonstration program.
- Read this full blog post on Linda's Corner Office.