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Part 2: The Development of Peers in the United States and Other Regions of the World 

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Thursday, August 11 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

In our recent blog, Origins of Peer Support for Individuals with Mental Illness, we discussed how the value of peers in support of the mentally ill has been recognized for a very long time, but its popularity varied since its first reported use in France in the 1800s. The voices of those with serious mental illness were finally being heard, helping change attitudes from professional protectiveness to “Nothing about us without us.” In this section we will discuss the more recent history of peers in the United States and how the growth of peer support varied between different countries.

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Part 1: Origins of Peer Support for Individuals with Mental Illness

Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor

Thursday, July 28 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

Peers have gained increased visibility and prominence in today’s behavioral health system. In this six-part blog series, we will discuss how the peer movement evolved in mental health and substance use care. We will also share the current state of the peer movement and what the future looks like for these services. In the first part of the series, we begin by looking at the interesting history of peer support for individuals with mental illness that dates back more than 200 years.

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Unlocking Success in Palliative Care for Providers and Patients

Dawn Iddings, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Post-Acute

Thursday, July 21 | Thought Leadership,Post-Acute Care,Value-based Care

Palliative care has seen tremendous growth as providers have begun to unlock the keys to profitability through value-based contracts. Now considered one of the highest demand and most needed services in the post-acute care continuum, industry leaders unpack the skills need to expand service lines, an advanced technology platform, interoperability, and pursuing a value-based contract to improve patient care and reduce costs.

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Recognizing Words Matter in the Workplace

Bret Fischer, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition

Thursday, July 14 | Netsmart Life,Thought Leadership

Remembering and understanding that words matter in our daily interactions with those in our community and career network, is imperative for a thriving workplace. Hear from Bret Fischer, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition on the importance of recognizing the Netsmart value 'Words Matter.

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CalAIM’s next step for California’s whole person care utilizing Care Management and Care Coordination

Netsmart Public Sector California Team

Wednesday, July 13 | Thought Leadership,EHR Solutions and Operations,Care Coordination

As Governor Gavin Newsom stated, “[CalAIM] is a once in a generation opportunity to completely transform the Medicaid system in California”. To move towards this transformation means intensive care coordination services will need to be provided at the community level to address not only physical and behavioral health, but psychosocial needs as well.

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PRIDE: Louder, Prouder and a Ways to Go

Bryan Guffey (They/Them), Business System Administrator, Internal IT

Wednesday, June 29 | Netsmart Life

As we reflect on Pride Month, we recognize equity, justice and humanity remain at the foundations of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement, the advancements we have made and the work that still needs to be done.

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Bringing Equity to the Forefront with CalAIM

Netsmart Public Sector California Team

Friday, June 24 | Thought Leadership,EHR Solutions and Operations,Care Coordination

The recent recommended changes for CalAIM and Medi-Cal reform have provided new mechanisms for counties to strongly engage with individuals on targeted Social Determinants of Care (SDoC).

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ICYMI: Integrated Care: Strategies That Work

AJ Peterson, Vice President and General Manager of Interoperability

Thursday, June 02 | Thought Leadership,EHR Solutions and Operations,Care Coordination

In a recent webinar, program director of North Range Behavioral Health in Colorado, Jennifer Miller, and chief development officer of American Health Partners in Tennessee, Hank Watson, joined me to discuss how their organizations are delivering integrated care. We covered a wide range of topics, including the challenges that can occur and how to increase awareness of the technology that helps deliver integrated care.

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Self-care is Like a Box of Chocolates- The Options are Endless

Tricia Zerger, Director of Child & Family and Developmental Services

Tuesday, May 31 | Post-Acute Care,Human Services,EHR Solutions and Operations,Interoperability

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to an end, take a look at ways you can practice self-care all year long!

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Honoring Memorial Day

Tom Gelles, VP, Client Alignment; Veterans Associate Resource Group Executive Sponsor

Friday, May 27 | Netsmart Life

Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives in the U.S. military. Hear from four Netsmart associates who have meaningful connections to Memorial Day as to how they commemorate the holiday as individuals who have served, are currently serving in the U.S. military or a spouse to an individual in the military.

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CONNECTIONS2022: Uniting Community Care Providers Empowering Innovations of the Future

Candis Brahmavar, Vice President, Marketing

Tuesday, May 24 | Netsmart Life,Netsmart Culture,Cause Connected

Netsmart welcomed behavioral health, post-acute care providers and industry leaders to unite at CONNECTIONS2022 to discuss the path forward for the future of healthcare and to initiate innovations to address that path. The first in-person Netsmart user-conference since 2019 brought community care providers from across the U.S. to collaborate, learn and network in the City of Music.

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Going Beyond Whole-Person Care with California's Medi-Cal Project CalAIM

Netsmart Public Sector California Team

Tuesday, May 24 | Thought Leadership,EHR Solutions and Operations,Care Coordination

CalAIM (California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) promises to strengthen Medi-Cal, offering people a more person-centered approach to providing and receiving care in all aspects of life. Based on two waivers, Medi-Cal 2020 Section 1115 demonstration and CalAIM Section 1915(b), along with several State Plan amendments, CalAIM initiatives will improve care coordination, access to services and the overall health of California’s 14 million Medi-Cal enrollees. Discover how CalAIM and Netsmart are transforming healthcare together.

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Values Matter: Finding Passion in What You Do

Bret Fischer, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition

Thursday, May 12 | Netsmart Life,Thought Leadership

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which reminds us of the importance of job fulfillment and finding an uplifting workplace influencing our mental wellness. Hear from Bret Fischer, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition on finding passion in your work each and every day.

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Achieving Interoperability in the Real World

AJ Peterson, Vice President and General Manager of Interoperability

Wednesday, May 11 | Post-Acute Care,Human Services,EHR Solutions and Operations,Interoperability

Interoperability has become an essential force behind healthcare technology, enabling providers to succeed in value-based care models and support care coordination for fundamental services such as crisis management. Look no further to find out what interoperability looks like in the real world and how individuals with complicated or co-occuring conditions benefit from healthcare solutions working together.

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