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Behavioral Health Integration for Risk Mitigation

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM CST
Oak Brook, IL
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Behavioral Health Integration for Risk Mitigation
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Registration is from 7:30 – 8:00 A.M. / Continental Breakfast Served for Attendees

There is an “alarming growth in the mental health and substance use affected population”

According to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Transformation Town Hall, June 2016.

The challenges faced by organizations throughout the United States in the provision of safe care for behavioral health patients are well known. Emergency departments, acute care, and long term settings are struggling to safely manage behavioral health patients in their treatment settings. 

Designing a leading behavioral health strategy for the state has become a top and immediate priority in Illinois.

“The state has put together a robust group over the last year that is working very diligently to improve behavioral health in Illinois.”
Judith Gethner, Executive Director at Illinois Partners for Human Service

However, the realities of dismantling and transforming behavioral health treatment settings and services has proven, in the past, to be quite costly to society – both financially and socially.

This session will present the case for behavioral healthcare integration in various continuums, introducing strategies to mitigate liabilities and support safe, quality care to gain population health.


Monica CookeMonica Cooke, RNC, MA, CPHQ, CPHRM, FASHRM has more than 35 years of experience in the field of behavioral health & substance abuse in both administrative and executive quality/risk positions. As a seasoned professional, she is the founder of Quality Plus Solutions LLC, a behavioral health risk and quality management consulting firm that provides on-site risk assessments and risk & quality support for behavioral health, emergency rooms, and acute care settings. She provides legal nurse expert services, and as a Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse, Monica continues to work two shifts a month as an RN in a detox and rehab treatment setting. She is authored and recognized as a national expert in the field of behavioral health risk and quality care.

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