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Application for Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation 2014-2016

Community-based behavioral health agencies seek to promote positive outcomes for individuals they serve.  However, many agencies lack the capacity to collect evaluation or continuous quality improvement data, evaluate the impact of services, or communicate effectively about data. This makes it difficult for agencies to institute data-driven program changes, retain funding in an era of...

Penn Ethicist Proposes New Category for Psychiatric Patients to Justify Instances of Compulsory Treatment

“Nonvoluntary treatment,” would distinguish psychiatric patients who refuse help but likely would have accepted it in a healthy state of mind from the traditional “involuntary treatment”   August 24, 2017   PHILADELPHIA — The “involuntary treatment” of unwilling psychiatric patients has long been accepted as necessary in some cases, for the sake of patients and society, though it can raise...

Using standardized patients as a means of training and evaluating behavioral health consultants in primary care.

Serrano N, Cos TA, Daub S, Levkovich N   INTRODUCTION: The Health Federation of Philadelphia, which hosts a network of Behavioral Health Consultants (BHC) operating within the Primary Care Behavioral Health model (PCBH), identified a need to systematically evaluate PCBH model fidelity and to rigorously evaluate the competency assessment process to further their workforce development. A simulated...

Maximizing Our Investments: Five Ingredients for Accelerating Impact in Health Philanthropy

By:  Jamie Brown, Program Officer, Colorado Springs Health Foundation Jennifer Chubinski, Vice President – Innovation and Learning, Interact for Health Alexa Eggleston, Senior Program Officer, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Alyson Ferguson, Director of Grantmaking, The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Rebecca Gallo, Program Officer, MetroWest Health Foundation Brian Myers, Vice...

PHFC Releases New Report on ACA Repeal

Nearly all Pennsylvanians would be affected if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to a new report released today by the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC), a non-partisan network of 40 health foundations throughout the state. 

The findings include:

One million adults and children would lose health insurance; Seniors on Medicare...

Commentary: Is President Trump Causing Toxic Stress?

Dominic Sisti & Cynthia Baum-Baicker   “The presidency is supposed to age the president, not the public.” And with that Jon Stewart, former host of the Daily Show and comic genius, touched on an overlooked but very serious public health question.    Is Donald Trump, with his daily Twitter harangues, impulsive and outrageous executive orders, and all around nastiness harming the health of...

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