In partnership with the Coalition for Behavioral Health, New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare with funding from the New York Community Trust, 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 New York’s behavioral health delivery system. Stay tuned for major accomplishments, news and research of interest in New York. Contact us to learn more and get involved!

News: Op-ed – Opioid Stewardship Fund is a good first step

April 17, 2018

This op-ed, co-authored by The New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and The Coalition for Behavioral Health, looks at the disconnect between lawmakers’ stated investment in addressing the opioid crisis and the lack of funding for behavioral health care in New York state’s final budget. The piece calls for…

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Webinar: Criminal Justice & New York

March 30, 2018

This 22-minute webinar focuses on the nexus of criminal justice and behavioral health in New York and how individuals with serious mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Facilitated by Christy Parque of The Coalition for Behavioral Health NYC, this webinar includes key data on inmates with serious…

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Op-ed: Budget’s opioid surcharge critical for addiction treatment

March 27, 2018

This op-ed, co-authored by The New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and The Coalition for Behavioral Health, leverages data from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics to highlight the key role that Medicaid plays in addressing New York’s opioid crisis. The piece implores lawmakers to…

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Fact Sheet: Opportunities in the Nexus of Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health

March 24, 2018

Invest in Community Behavioral Health, Diversion Programs and Reentry Services to Save Corrections Dollars. This fact sheet, created leveraging data from the USC Schaeffer Center, provides details how individuals with serious mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. The ask, in addition to continuing to support critical diversion…

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Webinar: New York & the Opioid Epidemic

February 26, 2018

This 20-minute webinar focuses on the scope of the opioid epidemic in New York State and the critical role Medicaid plays in ensuring treatment for all. Facilitated by Ashley Behrle of the NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, this webinar includes key data on the opioid epidemic and features two…

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Fact Sheet: Increase the Behavioral Health Workforce

February 22, 2018

Increasing New York’s Behavioral Health Workforce Increases Access  to Care and Decreases Avoidable Healthcare Costs. This fact sheet, created leveraging data from the USC Schaeffer Center, provides details on how the behavioral health workforce of New York need investment, and proper staffing can decrease ancillary costs associated with not receiving…

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Fact Sheet: Support the Expansion Act for CCBHCs

February 21, 2018

Fact Sheet: Support the Expansion Act for CCBHCs Support the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act. This fact sheet, leveraging data from the National Council’s 2017 Impact Survey, shows how Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics are addressing the opioid epidemic and workforce issues.

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Fact Sheet: Medicaid is Key to Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

February 12, 2018

Medicaid is Key to Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Fact Sheet This fact sheet, created leveraging data from the USC Schaeffer Center, provides details on how vital Medicaid is to fighting the opioid crisis in New York. The call to action is for Medicaid funding to be maintained or increased in…

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Webinar: CCBHCs & New York: History, Impact, Future 

February 1, 2018

CCBHCs & New York: History, Impact, Future (Webinar) This 22-minute webinar, created by the National Council for Behavioral Health, is designed for New Yorkers and will discuss Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). Rebecca Farley David, VP of Policy and Advocacy at the National Council, provides a brief background and overview…

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Event: New York Chartbook released at CoalitionCon18

February 1, 2018

The Coalition for Behavioral Health held their Annual Conference on February 1, 2018 in New York, NY entitled “Innovation into Practice: The Future is Now.” Over 300 community-based behavioral health providers, legislators, government officials, and other stakeholders attended. Chuck Ingoglia, Senior Vice President at the National Council for Behavioral Health…

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Report: New York Chartbook

January 31, 2018

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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Fact Sheet: New York CCBHC Initiative

November 27, 2017

In December 2016 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced the selection of the eight participating states: Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New  York, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Now a quarter of the way through the two-year demonstration program, the National Council surveyed CCBHCs to find how their…

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