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August 19, 2021

To RSVP for our Annual Event, please click on 2021 NBHP Annual Meeting.
*Zoom link will be sent to those who register*
Marion T. Coleman Pathways Scholarship
The Marion T. Coleman Scholarship deadline is fast approaching!

Please share the application with eligible undergraduate behavioral health students by clicking on: Coleman Pathways Scholarship Application

Deadline for scholarship applications is August 31, 2021!
Community Coordination of Care Evaluation
NBHP is proud to announce the completion of its Community Coordination of Care (C3) pilot program. The C3 Initiative kicked off in April of 2018 with the purpose of creating a blueprint for a coordinated, system-wide continuum of care that integrates medical, behavioral health and social services to better address clients’ whole health. The pilot program was launched on September 30, 2019 with 3 care coordinators and 12 partner organizations. Over the past two years, 91 low-income clients were served and screened for the social determinants of health. Through the collective efforts, 93% of clients with more than one DLA-20 assessment saw improvement in their DLA-20 score while enrolled in the program.
The C3 program evaluation was conducted by January Advisors, which interviewed clients and conducted separate focus group interviews with the care coordinators and C3 provider organizations. 

While NBHP continues to explore care coordination efforts through a Pathways Community HUB planning effort, it is important to build upon what was learned from the C3 pilot’s challenges and successes. To learn more about the C3 pilot’s outcomes and overall impact, check out the full evaluation report by clicking on
 NBHP C3 Evaluation Report.
Member Spotlight:
Cenikor Foundation
We are pleased to highlight the work of Cenikor Foundation for August's Member Spotlight. Cenikor Foundation was created in 1967 and offers supportive treatment services in multiple states.
Cenikor provides treatment and recovery services for those who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. In its almost fifty-five years of operation, Cenikor has evolved to offer a wide range of CARF-accredited substance use programs for both adults and adolescents. The spectrum of care that Cenikor provides includes prevention services, short-term residential treatment, outpatient  treatment, detoxification services, and a recently expanded sober living program. In addition to these services,  Cenikor offers clients employment skills training, counseling, life skills training, and much more. Cenikor accepts a wide range of insurance, including military veteran insurance, and also provides services to the uninsured. 

Cenikor has facilities in Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Killeen, San Marcos, Tyler, and Waco.  Cenikor’s  ultimate goal is to offer high quality, affordable services to clients and provide a foundation for better health and quality of life for those it serves.

To learn more about Cenikor Foundation, visit their page by clicking here
Cenikor Foundation - Houston Facility
Leadership Transition at The Council On Recovery
The Council on Recovery has announced a leadership transition. Mel Taylor, MSW, who has served as the President & CEO of The Council on Recovery for three decades, will be retiring this year. The Board of Directors has confirmed that, effective September 1, 2021, Mary Beck, LMSW, CAI, will be the new President & CEO. Ms. Beck currently serves as the Executive Vice President and has worked since 2003 at The Council serving in various roles, including youth intervention, prevention, program development and evaluation, and clinical operations. In these roles, she oversaw creation of a centralized call center and a significant reorganization of programs and services for effectiveness and financial viability. Ms. Beck also currently serves as Vice Chair of NBHP.
NBHP welcomes Mary Beck as the in-coming President and CEO for The Council on Recovery and looks forward to continuing our work together! 
Ms. Beck (Center) pictured with Mr. Taylor (Left) and Mr. Quinn, Chairman of the Board (Right)
Member Announcements
Check out announcements and upcoming virtual connections from our member organizations:

El Centro de Corazón
Back to School Family Expo
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
El Centro is holding a drive-thru event to help elementary-aged students start the school year with the supplies they need! 
To learn more about drive-thru locations, click on
School Family Expo

Family Houston
Clinical Supervision Teaching Assessment CEUs
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Family Houston is offering remote CEUs for Clinical Supervision for LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs.  To sign up and learn more, visit Family Houston by clicking on the link

Memorial Assistance Ministries
Winter Storm Relief Fund Announcement
Relief funds for those who were impacted by Winter Storm Uri are available through MAM.
To check for eligibility and qualification, click on
Winter Storm Relief Fund

Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Mental Health America of Greater Houston's Integrated Health Care Initiative is gathering feedback on the need and interest of providing a Behavioral Health Consultant Training. This training would help existing licensed providers operate as Behavioral Health Consultants in a primary care setting. The survey will gather feedback and help understand the scope of the need. To participate in the survey, click here

Menninger Clinic
Wearable Technology in Inpatient Psychiatry: A Solution to an Unsolved Problem
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
To register, visit:
Wearable Technology in Inpatient Psychiatry.

The Council on Recovery
Mind Body Skills group
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (6-part series) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mind Body Skills are tools that build self-awareness and cultivate self-care. They are evidence-based practices that are easy to integrate into your life. To register, visit: Mind Body Skills training

Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (6-part series) from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In partnership with the Baylor College of Medicine and Harris Health System, this 6-part educational series hosted by The Council on Recovery's Center for Co-Occurring Disorders provides medical professionals with the tools they need to address substance use with other mental health disorders in their patients for an integrated, more effective approach to treatment.
To register, visit: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders.
NBHP is a collaborative of the leadership of more than 40 mental health and substance use disorder service providers in the greater Houston area. If you are a behavioral health provider interested in joining NBHP, please visit Membership  for more information.
NBHP Contact Information

Andrea Usanga
Executive Director
Phone: 713-970-7046

Sineria Ordóñez 
Project Manager
Phone: 713-970-3410

Alexis Campbell 
C3 Project Manager
Phone: 713-970-3910 

Sydney Carter
Mental Health Policy Fellow
Phone: 713-970-7061 
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