CareThreads Podcast

Think Locally: How Community Partnerships Shape National Policies

Tom Herzog, Chief Operating Officer, Netsmart
Jonah Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)

Jonah Cunningham is a policy expert who’s seen the evolution of healthcare––up to his present role as CEO of National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) and Executive Director of National Association of Rural Mental Health (NARMH). In this podcast, he sits down with Tom Herzog, Chief Operating Officer of Netsmart, to discuss current trends in behavioral health and human services. The conversation reveals how some of healthcare’s most innovative programs––including 988 crisis lines and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), as well as AI technology––have grown from partnerships, be they local or industry collaborations. Cunningham challenges all individuals to use their voice to inspire continuous innovation in behavioral health, addictions, crisis care and more.

Listeners will learn:
  • The challenges and innovations facing human services organizations today, including recruitment and retention.
  • The role of local authorities, counties, federal agencies and community partnerships––and how you can get involved.
  • The importance of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and risk management to treat population health.

To hear more episodes like this one, look for the Netsmart CareThreads podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or your favorite podcast player.

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