In partnership with the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, BHECON is hosting a series of forums to address issues around behavioral healthcare delivery and identify policy solutions for these issues. Through these conversations, stakeholders and advocates are advancing policy reforms that will strengthen Massachusetts’s behavioral health delivery system. Stay tuned for major accomplishments, news and research of interest in Massachusetts. Contact us to learn more and get involved!

News: Op-Ed-A local model pointing the way for Massachusetts criminal justice reform

February 2, 2018

Op-Ed-A local model pointing the way for Massachusetts criminal justice reform By Diane E. Gould, February 2nd, 2018. This op-ed written by forum presenter Diane Gould quotes data that show more than 42 percent of individuals incarcerated in Massachusetts have previously been diagnosed with a behavioral health condition. She also…

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News: Stronger Behavioral Health Focus in Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Could Save State Up to $300M Annually

November 10, 2017

Stronger Behavioral Health Focus in Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Could Save State Up to $300M Annually (Boston, MA) November 10, 2017 – Over 40 percent of individuals incarcerated in Massachusetts state prisons and jails have been previously diagnosed with a behavioral health condition – 27 percent with a serious mental…

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Forum: The Intersection of Reform – Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System

November 9, 2017
Forum: The Intersection of Reform – Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System

On November 9, 2017, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, in partnership with the Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON), hosted a forum on innovative practices for integrating behavioral health and the criminal justice system. The forum, “The…

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Report: Massachusetts Chartbook

November 8, 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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News: Op-ed – Mass. lawmakers advance crime reform

November 1, 2017

The following letter to the editor written By Danna Mauch from our partner Massachusetts Association for Mental Health was published in the Boston Globe. Mass. lawmakers advance crime reform

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