BHECON NY Resources Available Online

February 28, 2018

 

NYS Council Members,

We’re pleased to share several resources now available online from the Behavioral Health and Economics Network (BHECON) NY project, which the NYS Council is a partner organization of, along with the Coalition for Behavioral Health and the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Two coffee-break webinars are available to view at your convenience, each lasting about 20 minutes. Please feel free to share the links for these webinars with your staff and colleagues.

This webinar focuses on the scope of the opioid epidemic in New York State and the critical role Medicaid plays in providing access to care. Ashley Behrle, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare presents key data related to opioid use, overdoses and reliance on Medicaid.

She is joined by two providers, who give their own perspectives on the importance of Medicaid to treating opioid use disorder:

1) Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, Ph.D, CEAP, SAP. President & Chief Executive Officer, Family and Children’s Association

2) Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC. Director, Strong Recovery/Addiction Psychiatry Division; Clinical Chief, Chemical Dependency; Associate Clinical Administrator, Department of Psychiatry, UR Medicine

This webinar is brought to you by The Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON), the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and The Coalition for Behavioral Health. BHECON activities in New York are generously funded by the New York Community Trust.

CCBHC’s and New York: History, Impact, Future webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5806866541352776193

This webinar, created by the National Council for Behavioral Health, is designed for New Yorkers and will discuss Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). Rebecca Farley David, VP of Policy and Advocacy at the National Council, provides a brief background and overview of CCBHCs, New York CCBHC data from a 2017 Impact Survey, and next steps for attendees to take to extend and expand the project. This webinar is brought to you by The Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON), the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and The Coalition for Behavioral Health. BHECON activities in New York are generously funded by the New York Community Trust.

 

Also available are two fact sheets (attached and also available online at: https://www.bhecon.org/new-york/), one focused on the impact of the opioid crisis in NY and the role Medicaid plays in addressing the epidemic, and one focused on the workforce crisis in the behavioral healthcare sector. These materials were recently shared with all of the members of the legislature, and we encourage members to utilize them in their own advocacy as well.

 

Stay tuned for further updates and resources from the BHECON NY project in the weeks ahead, and please reach out to us with any questions.