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In the 2nd year of partnership with the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, 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 Pennsylvania’s behavioral health delivery system. The timeline below outlines major accomplishments, news and research of interest in Pennsylvania.

Poster: PA CCBHC Initiative

May 1, 2018

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Event: Pennsylvania Advocates Storm the Capitol

April 17, 2018

On April 17, 2018, the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) hosted its annual Capitol Day event in Harrisburg, PA, where advocates gathered to talk with their state legislators about supporting a variety of health and human services issues, including mental health and addictions. Throughout the day, RCPA hosted a…

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Fact Sheet: Pennsylvania 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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Report: Pennsylvania 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: Inadequate behavioral health workforce underlies high incarceration rates for individuals living with a mental illness

March 6, 2017

In Pennsylvania, the department of corrections is the largest provider of behavioral health services in the state, something that Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, the keynote presenter at the BHECON forum on March 6th, is working to change. Inadequate behavioral health infrastructure, including workforce shortages, is a significant factor…

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Forum: Volume to Value: Behavioral Health Challenges, Opportunities, Policy Reforms

January 13, 2017

On January 12, 2017, the Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association (RCPA) in partnership with BHECON (the Behavioral Health + Economics Network) brought together diverse stakeholders for a discussion on using data to move the behavioral health system from paying for volume to value.

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Press Release: RCPA to Host Second Forum to Improve PA’s Mental Health System

January 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Joy Burwell joyb@thenationalcouncil.org 202-748-8789 RCPA to Host Second Forum to Improve PA’s Mental Health System Harrisburg, PA (January 12, 2017) – The Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA), and OPEN MINDS, in partnership with the Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON), will host Volume to Value:…

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News: Behavioral Healthcare Magazine covers 12/2 BHECON Forum

December 8, 2016

Behavioral Healthcare Magazine covered the December 2 BHECON Forum in the piece, “Pennsylvania forum addresses workforce challenges”. Read it here.

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Forum: Investing in Pennsylvania’s Behavioral Health Workforce

December 2, 2016

On December 2, the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) in partnership with the Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON) hosted a discussion on behavioral health workforce. Participants heard from experienced clinic executives and staff, trade associations, and hospital systems, who shared the challenges of maintaining and growing a quality…

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Press Release: RCPA to Host Forum to Ensure PA’s Mental Health System is Robust

November 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Joy Burwell joyb@thenationalcouncil.org 202-748-8789 RCPA to Host Forum to Ensure PA’s Mental Health System is Robust Harrisburg, PA (November 30, 2016) – On Friday, December 2 the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA), in partnership with the Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON), led by…

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