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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) maintains its focus on behavioral health quality measures by continually updating and improving its performance measurement tool known as the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). During this Virtual Forum, experts from NCQA – Junqing Liu, PhD, MSW, Research Scientist; Lauren Niles, MPH, Senior Health Care Analyst; and Nora Fritz, BA, Health Care Analyst – present a brief background on measure development, performance of current HEDIS behavioral…Read more
This resource discusses the importance of goal setting in the mental health wellness process. It includes suggestions to encourage patients and questions to ask to help get patients thinking about what is important to them—an integral part of wellness goals. Frameworks resources are intended for educational purposes only and are intended for health care professionals and/or payer representatives. They are not intended as, nor are they a substitute for, medical care, advice, or professional diagnosis. Health…Read more
Listen in to this interview with Allen Doederlein, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and PsychU Stigma Section Editor, as he shares his experiences as a mental health ally and advocate, reactions on the rising suicide rate in the U.S., tidbits on suicide warning signs and at-risk behaviors, and his perspectives on language choice and how advocates and the media should publicly discuss suicide. Each year nearly 45,000 Americans…Read more
In this interview, hear from Julie Cerel, PhD, President of the American Association of Suicidology, Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky, and Editorial Board member for Suicide & Life Threatening Behavior, as well as a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Cerel speaks about potential steps health care providers can take if they think a patient is acutely suicidal, screening tools for mental health professionals, key indicators included within the interpersonal…Read more
Listen in to this interview with Christine Moutier, MD, psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as she shares her expert opinions on suicide prevalence and its connection with mental health conditions. Dr. Moutier discusses the suicide awareness advocacy community – and its growth over time to include the voice of loss survivors – and the careful line advocates walk to share stories and warning signs without increasing the personal guilt…Read more