Health Care Reform


Advancing Recovery Webinars
A Webinar Series to Support Development of Strengths-Based, Recovery-Oriented Systems

Helping people with a serious mental illness achieve a life of meaning and purpose outside formal systems of care is a desired goal for many behavioral health organizations. The challenge for most organizations has been to align organizational structures, policies, work processes, and practices in ways that are most effective to help people make progress in their recovery.

Adapted from The Breakthrough Series: IHI’s Collaborative Model for Achieving Breakthrough Improvement

Learning Collaboratives

CIBHS has convened a number of Break Through Series Learning Collaboratives with teams of people from community-based, county operated, or peer run mental health programs. In the collaboratives, team are introduced to the nationally known quality improvement methods to support the rapid change and innovation needed to meet the changes of our changing  healthcare environment.


Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration

One of the major challenges facing healthcare delivery systems today involves the linkage, coordination and integration of primary care and mental health services. The historic separation of physical and psychiatric healthcare is no longer meeting people’s needs. Too many go without their mental health needs being adequately identified and addressed. Of equal concern is the substantial physical suffering and premature death for individuals with serious mental illness.