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National Council for Behavioral Health Recognizes Netsmart for Excellence in Behavioral Health

#NatCon18 attendees honor Netsmart as a leader in healthcare during
the Awards of Excellence Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2018 – Netsmart has been named the recipient of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2018 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Business Leadership Award. The award was presented last night in Washington, D.C., during the Awards of Excellence celebration in conjunction with the National Council Conference - NatCon18.

The Mental Health First Aid Business Leadership award recognizes a business that has demonstrated a commitment to the delivery of Mental Health First Aid USA trainings within their organization and beyond.

The National Council for Behavioral Health’s Awards of Excellence recognize and honor organizations in behavioral healthcare for their ingenuity, hard work and dedication to improving the lives of Americans living with mental illnesses and addictions.

Netsmart offers MHFA training sessions throughout the year, including at its annual user conference CONNECTIONS, to its 1,500 associates and the surrounding community, with the goal to drive awareness of and break the stigma of mental illness. In addition to the more than 700 associates trained, Netsmart has two associates who have been certified as MHFA instructors to educate and certify Netsmart clients, associates and local businesses and organizations.

Additional Netsmart initiatives also drive awareness and reduce stigma associated with mental health conditions. The Be a Buddy, Not a Bully campaign helps teach associates’ children about being good friends and citizens as well as what to do if they see someone in need of help or need it themselves. Associates are also encouraged to participate in 16 hours of EveryDayMatters volunteer days each year, donating time and talents to help others, including organizations that are focused on providing mental health support.

“We have learned first-hand from our clients the importance of broad awareness and education in behavioral health,” said Netsmart COO Tom Herzog, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. “One of the greatest opportunities we have is to give back to the communities we serve. We can do that if we are equipped with the right tools to give help when it is needed. We want to be the example that inspires other companies to do the same and, collectively, our efforts will drive more social good than we can do on our own.”

Hailed as healthcare’s largest behavioral health conference, NatCon18 will convene more than 5,000 behavioral health professionals who will discuss processes, solutions and outcomes that transform the behavioral health landscape.

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About Netsmart

Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and personalized so our clients can concentrate on what they do best: provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities, collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they need it.

For 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.

Our more than 1,500 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative.

Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit www.ntst.com, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads Blog, LinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was established for behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories.

About National Council for Behavioral Health

The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 2,900 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 1 million Americans have been trained.

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