Behavioral Health Workgroups

NCHA is working to identify, standardize and disseminate evidence-driven practice changes, while concurrently designing policy solutions to support implementation. Our work falls into the three broad objectives of:

  • Preventing unnecessary emergency department visits
  • Improving the flow and care of patients after ED arrival
  • Promoting strong transitions into community-based care

Behavioral health reform is one of NCHA’s legislative priorities. Learn more here.

NCHA has convened statewide, multi-sector workgroups to determine how best to support member hospitals/systems through advocacy and programmatic efforts. The workgroups, representing health systems, DHHS, LME-MCOs, patient advocates and stakeholder groups, agreed upon the following priorities to be reflected in proposed comprehensive legislation introduced in the 2017 legislative session:

  1. Revise the NC statute on involuntary commitment (122c Article 5).
  2. Preserve 3-way bed funding.
  3. Support the statewide expansion of case management.

Organizations represented on the NCHA Behavioral Health Work Groups include:

  • Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
  • Cardinal Innovations
  • CarolinaEast Health System
  • Carolinas HealthCare – Behavioral Health Charlotte
  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Columbus Regional
  • Cone Health
  • Daymark Recovery Services
  • DHHS, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
  • Disability Rights NC
  • DHHS, Division of Medical Assistance
  • DHHS, Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities
  • Duke University Hospital
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Holly Hill Hospital
  • Horizon Health
  • LifePoint Health
  • Margaret Pardee Hospital
  • Mission Health
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness NC
  • NAMI Wake County
  • Nash UNC Health Care
  • NC Psychiatric Association
  • NC Coalition for Emergency Physicians
  • Duke University Health System
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission
  • Novant Health
  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Onslow Memorial Hospital
  • Partners Behavioral Health Management
  • Sentara Healthcare
  • Southeastern Health
  • Southern Regional AHEC
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • The Sandhills Center
  • Trillium Health Resources
  • UNC Health Care
  • Lenoir UNC Health Care
  • UNC School of Government
  • UNC WakeBrook
  • Vaya Health
  • Vidant Health
  • Wake Emergency Physicians
  • Wake EMS
  • WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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