March is Criminal Justice Month
March 2, 2018
In 2009 the United States Congress established March as National Criminal Justice Month. The purpose of National Criminal Justice Month is to help direct public focus toward the need to make our criminal justice system as effective as possible.
The NRI Mental Health – Criminal Justice Research Center works with state and local agencies to analyze mental health and criminal justice data for systems improvement. Learn more about to provide unbiased insights to enhance lives through improved policies and operational efficiencies of state public health agencies. Learn more about how to provide unbiased insights to enhance lives through improved policies and operational efficiencies of state public health agencies.
Integrated Behavioral Health Symposium Examines the Way Mental Health Services are Delivered
February 15, 2018
This week, NRI Board member Dr. Joseph Parks was the keynote speaker at the Integrated Behavioral Health Symposium spearheaded by the University of South Carolina College of Social Work. During his talk, his message focused on how medical professionals must work together in more seamless ways to further the coordination and results of integrated care. Read more.
Register Now for Free Webinar: Partnering with the Justice System to Improve Outcomes in Coordinated Specialty Care
On March 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET, join us for the free webinar, Partnering with the Justice System to Improve Outcomes in Coordinated Specialty Care. This webinar is sponsored by NRI and NASMHPD as part of our SAMHSA State TA contract to support states in providing evidence based services using the MHBG set-aside. The webinar will build on an Information Brief on FEP and CJ systems that the NRI/NASMHPD Team commissioned from the Vera Institute of Justice last year. Register for the webinar.
BHPMS Begins Information Collection on Screening for Metabolic Disorders
February 1, 2018
In the recent study, Mind the Gap: Developing an Integrated Behavioral Health Home to Address Health Disparities in Serious Mental Illness, researchers evaluated the impact of an integrated behavioral health home (BHH) pilot on adults with psychotic and bipolar disorders.
The Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began requiring all Medicare-certified inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) to screen for metabolic disorders for persons prescribed antipsychotic medications beginning with January 2017 discharges. NRI works with IPFs nationwide on Joint Commission and CMS required reporting and assists them with their quality improvement efforts. NRI’s Behavioral Healthcare Performance Measurement System provides comparative information for free-standing psychiatric facilities.