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Mental Health America (MHA) and The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion (TUCollab) are pleased to announce the recent publication of two new documents. These documents are designed to assist behavioral managed care companies and their county and state partners in mental health service delivery to promote community inclusion policies, programs, and practices for individuals with mental health conditions.

  • Behavioral Health Managed Care Entities: Important Partnerships in Promoting Community Inclusion suggests a dozen practical strategies that behavioral managed care companies (BHMCs) can use to promote community participation and inclusion of service recipients in the life of their communities. This document provides readings and key resources for the BHMCs to use - including revised mission statements, staff training options, program evaluation tools, and other items that are key in facilitating the adoption of community inclusion initiatives.
  • Community Participation and Inclusion: Shifting Perspectives on Quality Measures reviews recommendations from the Temple University Collaborative that encourage the behavioral managed care industry, as well as federal, state, and local mental health administrators, to systematically assess the community participation needs of service recipients and the success of provider agencies in meeting those needs.

These recent publications - a collaborative project of MHA and TUCollab - are part of an ongoing series of monographs that spell out both the broad need and specific opportunities associated with the growing community inclusion initiative.  

To provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about these documents and how they can be used effectively, MHA and TUCollab are also announcing a National Webinar on Community Inclusion Policy Development on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT designed to introduce participants to both documents and facilitate a national discussion on these topics. 

To register for the webinar, click here