Accreditation Guru News
September 2022
September Update
Happy Anniversary, Accreditation Guru! As we ring in our 13th year, we are excited to celebrate so many of our clients achieving their (re)accredited status. It has been a privilege to work with their teams and all of our past clients. Thank you so much for partnering with us and we can't wait to see what you achieve in the future! Read on for an article about EAGLE's expansion into Puerto Rico, new blogs on organizational benefits of accreditation, and information about a FREE, interactive webinar hosted by AG!
Using Your Organization's Accredited Status as a Marketing Tool

Now that you're accredited, it's time to tell the world! Click below to learn how you can take your accreditation status and utilize it as a marketing tool to spread the word about your organization's dedication to safe and quality care.

Shop Talk
Reasons to Start the Road to Accreditation
Our June blog described 5 GOOD REASONS why substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers need to be accredited! More recently, Jennifer partnered with All Kinds of Therapy (an online directory of treatment providers) to create two new blogs – Seven Advantages to Being a Nationally Accredited Treatment Facility and Why Parents Should Seek Accreditation in a Treatment Program. Jenney Wilder, Founder of All Kinds of Therapy (AKoT), has recently indicated that “the amount of times people click on the ‘accreditation’ filter on AKoT is increasing at a rate of +20% or more per year.” This suggests that accreditation is increasingly a factor for parents, adults and referral sources in selecting a treatment resource. 
New Joint Commission Requirements
The Joint Commission has posted new accreditation requirements on Reducing Health Care Disparity (effective January 1, 2023). These standards make reducing disparity a quality and safety priority for accredited behavioral health care and human service organizations. AG consultants can assist your organization in complying with these new requirements!
EAGLE Expands to Puerto Rico
A team of EAGLE peer reviewers recently completed site visits to three agencies in Puerto Rico, all of whom achieved their initial accreditation status. Accreditation Guru and our consultant, Marcel Rivas, were able to provide bilingual consultation for these organizations so they were able to more easily understand and successfully navigate the EAGLE accreditation process. Great job everyone! You can learn more about these agencies by clicking here.
Free Webinar!

Navigating the Accreditation Process - Where Organizations Struggle

Accreditation can be a daunting task, and it's natural to hit a few roadblocks. But, you're not alone! Join us on September 27th at 2:00pm ET for a short, online presentation on common accreditation pitfalls, followed by a robust Q&A with our experts. Click here to register!
We were happy to be a trusted partner with these organizations as they achieved (re)accreditation. Their hard work has paid off and we are celebrating their commitment to quality care!
CARF Accredited - July 2022
Brad's House is a therapeutic home for young men between the ages of 6 and 15 located in Monument, Colorado. This organization works with boys who have experienced trauma through either abuse or neglect, and provides a safe place for them to heal until they become eligible for adoption or foster care. Named in memory of Brad Barton, this home-based environment treats the needs of each individual child with leadership and compassion.
Joint Commission Reaccredited - August 2022
This residential treatment program in Redlands, CA is for older teens and young adults and has been fully accredited for all levels of care. We were pleased to be a trusted partner with them on their journey. Darren Longnecker, Chief Information Officer of Technology and Facilities, had this to say about working with Accreditation Guru - "We are thankful to Accreditation Guru, Inc., for providing Yvonne Rockwood, MBA/MHA, CPHQ, our consultant with Accreditation Guru, Inc. Our survey went very well, and we appreciate Yvonne's support in preparation. Her professionalism, knowledge, and supportive words are unmatched by any consultant we have ever worked with for accreditation. She has responded and availed herself day and night, whenever needed! We are truly blessed to have found Accreditation Guru and Yvonne Rockwood." Thank you, Darren, and all the best to you and Benchmark for the future!
EAGLE Accredited - August 2022
Casa de Niños Manuel Fernández Juncos was founded in 1906 to address trauma and provide care for children who have suffered abuse, abandonment, and neglect. They have dedicated over one-hundred years to this mission and re-educate young people in San Juan, Puerto Rico so they might develop healthy social, emotional, and developmental skills.
Upcoming Events
Breckenridge, CO
CBHC - Colorado Behavioral Health Council Annual BH Training Conference
If you're in attendance, stop by the Accreditation Guru booth to see Jennifer and ask about what AG can do for you. To schedule a time to meet with Jennifer one-on-one while at CBHC, click here. For more information and to register, visit the conference page.
Navigating the Accreditation Process - Where Organizations Struggle
Don't miss this free, interactive, 30-minute webinar, hosted by Accreditation Guru and facilitated by Jennifer Flowers, CEO and Peggy Lavin, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health. Click here to register!
Kansas City, MO
CBCWNS - Community-Based Child Welfare National Symposium
Jennifer will be attending and exhibiting at this conference, so be sure to stop by the AG booth if you're in town! To schedule a time to meet with Jennifer one-on-one while at CBHC, click here. For more information and to register, visit the conference page
Westerville, OH
OCA - Ohio Children's Alliance Fall Conference
Drop by the booth if you're in attendance to ask Jennifer all about Accreditation Guru and what services we provide! To schedule a time to meet with Jennifer one-on-one while at OCA, click here. For more information and to register visit the conference page.
Linthicum Heights, MD
& Virtual
MARFY - Maryland Nonprofits 30th Anniversary Conference
Jennifer will be virtually presenting Utilizing National Accreditation to Drive Revenue and Reduce Costs at this hybrid conference. Click here for more information and to register!
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