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Agency Builds Rapport with Challenging Clients through Art
December 17, 2012... Weekly groups in which clients at Sound Mental Health in Washing-ton state express themselves through the visual arts are helping to build stronger therapeutic alliances. The factor that might be most surprising about this initiative at the King County-based mental health agency involves the...
Turning Point's Surprise Grant Enables Several Expansions
December 17, 2012... When Turning Point Behavioral Health Center, which serves about 1,500 Chicago-area residents with mental illness a year, applied for a grant from the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation last spring, it was for $150,000 to hire a nurse. In-stead, last month the foundation gave the Skokie,...
CEO: Care Is Driving Planned Merger of Florida Agencies
December 17, 2012... While two southwest Florida behavioral health provider agencies already have realized some organizational efficiencies by sharing a pair of administrative staff members, a planned full merger of the two agencies is being driven more by patient care considerations than economic factors, the CEO...
Agency Tailors Integrated Care to Diverse Asian Populations
December 17, 2012... For nearly 40 years, Asian Community Mental Health Services operated in the same city block as the federally qualified health center (FQHC) Asian Health Services, in the heart of Chinatown in Oakland, Calif. But it took the award of a federal Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration...
Mental Health Community Faces Pitfalls Even beyond the 'Fiscal Cliff'
December 17, 2012... Prolonged negotiations over federal budget deficit reduction and the impending "fiscal cliff" have rewritten the time-worn advocacy script, with the talks occurring at such a high level (essentially between the president and the House speaker) that mental health organizations admit they are...