In the 2nd year of partnership with the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, BHECON is helping to turn ideas into action. Leveraging outcomes from previous forums and strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, advocates are using data to advance policy reforms that will strengthen Connecticut’s behavioral health delivery system. The timeline below outlines major accomplishments, news and research of interest in Connecticut.

Report: Connecticut Chartbook

May 16, 2017

Improving access to high-quality medical care for patients with mental illness remains one of the most vexing problems facing the healthcare system in the United States. As a way to highlight key data on the health and economic impact of Medicaid and other federal policies in expanding access to care,…

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Forum: Financing Connecticut’s Mental Health System: Advancing Access in the Midst of Reform

March 1, 2017

The third BHECON forum in Connecticut welcomed state legislators and policymakers to learn about the important sources of coverage and care for individuals with mental illness. The forum featured presentations from national experts describing the costs of mental illness in Connecticut and the role of Medicaid and other funding sources…

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Press Release: Behavioral Health Organizations to Host Forum on the Financing of CT’s Mental Health System

February 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joy Burwell,, 202-748-8789 Patty McQueen, 860-985-3533 Behavioral Health Organizations to Host Forum on the Financing of CT’s Mental Health System Hartford, CT (February 27, 2017) – Maintaining and expanding care for individuals in need of behavioral health services requires a concerted effort by providers, advocates,…

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Forum: Creating a Movement – How to Sustain and Grow Community Behavioral Health in Connecticut

January 6, 2017

The second BHECON forum in Connecticut convened stakeholders for a discussion on what lessons could be learned from a successful state-wide movement, specifically Reaching Home­—Connecticut’s movement to end chronic homelessness. During the forum, a panel of housing providers, foundation representatives, coalition leaders, state agency officials, and other stakeholders shared how they…

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Forum: Strengthening Our System – Mental Health Care in Connecticut

September 22, 2016

On September 22 in Bridgeport stakeholders from a dozen health, special service and law enforcement sectors came together to explore gaps in Connecticut’s behavioral health delivery and how the state can do more to reach people in need.

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