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ANotefromtheCEO
A Note from the  CEO

Dear Friends & Supporters, 
 
I have an invitation for you!  Please join us at Community Reach Center's annual Legislative Breakfast on November 16th.  This year, we are extremely honored to have Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne give the keynote address.   Lynne's comments will offer insight into the State of the State following the November 8th election, including impacts of the election on Coloradoans, ballot initiatives effecting healthcare and mental health funding, and budget updates.  

In the 37 years that Community Reach Center has hosted this event, it has always been well attended by elected officials serving Adams County, as well as business and community leaders.  So there will be plenty of time for networking over breakfast before the program begins.

Much of Community Reach Center's bottom line is linked to federal and state policies related to Medicaid coverage, the Affordable Care Act and billing protocols.  More broadly, politics continue to play an important role in insurance markets.   You can see how these issues directly impact the behavioral health industry.

At this moment, some of us are more tuned in to election news coverage than others.  Whichever camp you fall in, it's important for providers as well as consumers to stay informed about issues that effect healthcare in Colorado.

I look forward to catching up with you at the Legislative Breakfast! You'll find more details and registration information below.


Regards,


Rick Doucet
CEO, Community Reach Center


 
You are invited!

F eaturing keynote speaker
Lieutenant Governor, Donna Lynne

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Denver Marriott Westminster
7000 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster, CO 80021

7:30 to 8:00 a.m.
Complimentary Breakfast & Networking

8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Program

CLICK HERE to register by November 10th.



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Service Highlight
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Sequential Mapping Project Leads to Innovative Data Sharing Tool
  
Community Reach Center is proud to announce the official launch of the Adams County Justice and Behavioral Health Information Sharing Dashboard with an analytics tool.  The dashboard is a product of the Adams County Criminal Justice Coordination Council (Adams CJCC).  Dr. Abigail Tucker chairs the Behavioral Health Subcommittee of the Adams CJCC. 
 
The project is currently funded by the Laura and Arnold Johnson Foundation through SEARCH -- a national organization that supports information sharing practices for justice populations.  Community Reach Center is one of only three communities nationwide to launch this type of project through SEARCH and funding from the Laura & Arnold Johnson Foundation. 

Data retrieved through the dashboard and analytics tool are anonymous and aggregate.  These new tools provide "point in time" data: for example, the average census of inmates with serious and persistent mental illness at the jail, recidivism data for individuals with behavioral health disorders and average length of stay for inmates with a diagnosis of mental illness.  The analytics tool also allows for data to be drilled down by demographics or diagnosis to further investigate specific needs of the inmate population.   

Now that Community Reach Center contracts directly with Adams County for jail-based mental healthcare, all inmates served by the CRC Jail Services Team are captured in TIER - Community Reach Center's electronic health record system.   Since the dashboard and analytic tool pull directly from TIER and the Jail's management system, no additional data entry is required. 
 
In January 2015, the CJCC Behavioral Health Subcommittee completed the Sequential Intercept Mapping Project - a mapping exercise aimed to identify potential opportunities for diversion, or alternative justice and behavioral health interventions for persons with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.  From the mapping exercise came the realization that a deeper understanding of our systems and data was necessary to address gaps in services. 
 
"Our CEO, Rick Doucet, really paved the path for this innovation, thanks to leadership in what might be considered a risky project due to the involvement of protected health information," said Dr. Tucker. "Community Reach Center's Information Technology Team also earned well deserved praise from SEARCH and the Adams County Criminal Justice planner for their work involving the interface of TIER patient data into the dashboard while preserving client anonymity."
 
According to Dr. Tucker, data collected from the CJCC's Justice and Behavioral Health Information Sharing Dashboard will most certainly be used to identify specific needs for treatment, training of professionals, and improve access to care.
 
Next steps are to showcase the project to other stakeholders in Adams County to learn what other types of data from the analytics tool might be important to them.

Clay Cunningham Takes Reigns 
as N ew COO 

After an extensive nationwide search, Community Reach Center is pleased to announce Clay Cunningham as their new Chief Operations Officer.  Cunningham came to Community Reach Center in 2012 and has served as the Center's Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance since 2014.  Cunningham replaces Tamara Player, who assumed the position of CEO of Buckelew Programs in California.

Cunningham will oversee the daily operations at Community Reach Center.  Additionally, he was recently appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to a three-year term on the Colorado Mental Health Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations. 

"We engaged in an extensive, thoughtful and thorough recruitment process for the position," said Rick Doucet, CEO.  "The Community Reach Center Board of Directors and I are excited about the positive impact that Clay's collaborative leadership style will make in operations at the Center.  His knowledge of the Center's extensive care continuum, coupled with his understanding of the ever-evolving mental health system in Colorado, will be a real asset as COO."

Prior to working at Community Reach Center, Cunningham served as the Adult Recovery Services Program Director for Peak Wellness Center in Laramie, Wyoming, supervising a team of clinicians, case managers, and peer support specialists that served the population of consumers with severe and persistent mental illness.   He received a master's degree in Counseling Education with an emphasis in Community Counseling;a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming; and holds certification in Healthcare Compliance from the Compliance Certification Board.

Community Reach Center Named 2016 Outstanding Non-Profit

The Governor's Commission on Community Service named Community Reach Center the 2016 Outstanding Non-Profit Organization at the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the Capitol on September 15th. 

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne recognized ten individuals and organizations at the 2016 Governor's Service Awards ceremony who have positively impacted Colorado communities . The awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community/civic leaders, nonprofit organizations, SeniorCorps volunteers, and AmeriCorps members for their outstanding contributions to volunteerism and service throughout Colorado.

"Community Reach Center is sincerely humbled and grateful for this recognition," said Rick Doucet, CEO.  "The bedrock of Community Reach Center's culture is founded  on service. Service to those who need supportive therapy to find their path to  recovery. Service to public servants in Adams County to ensure they have the  information and resources they need to serve their communities. Service to our
community partners who care for many of the same individuals as we do."
Community Reach Center Earns 
CARF
Accreditation

At the end of September, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF) notified Community Reach Center that we have been granted CARF Accreditation for all programs that were surveyed.  Community Reach Center is the first community mental health system in Colorado to earn CARF accreditation for any of its programs.

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit agency that issues accreditation for providers of health and human services.  Accreditation assists providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.

The Center has been engaged in preparations for the accreditation survey for about 12 months - culminating in the on-site evaluation in August.  The CARF surveyors judged each program by a rigorous set of internationally recognized organization, program and business standards.

"CARF accreditation is more than a certificate on the wall. It is evidence that Community Reach Center continuously strives to improve efficiency, fiscal health, and service delivery -- creating a foundation for continuous quality improvement and consumer satisfaction," said Clay Cunningham, COO.  "Ultimately, the greatest value of CARF accreditation is assurance to the community that Community Reach Center is focused on each client's unique needs, and  continuously improving services and encouraging feedback."




Many of Community Reach Center clients live well below the poverty line. For some children and adults, the only holiday cheer that they will receive this year is the celebration that Community Reach Center provides for them through community donations. Your generous support through the Target Gift Registry will most certainly make someone's holiday a memorable one!  Here's how it works:

1. Go to www.Target.com
2. Click on registries & lists  on the top banner
3. Click more search options under "search registries and wish lists" (Disregard the boxes for the First Name and Last Name)
4. Type in Community Reach in the Organization box.
5. Click Search, then " view registry" and shop away!

Community Reach Center's Events Committee has identified a variety of merchandise in the gift registry that would make perfect holiday gifts for children and adults.  Gifts will be shipped directly to Community Reach Center, and distributed to clients at the annual Winterfest Party for adults and Children's Holiday Party for young clients in December.  You pay no shipping costs for gifts of more than $25 or when purchased with a Target Red Card.

To learn more, contact Evan Narotsky at E.Narotsky@CommunityReachCenter.org.

Support Community Reach Center on December 6th

Colorado Gives Day is featuring a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country!  Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day on December 6th receives a portion of the fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated.

Online giving is easy!   CLICK HERE to schedule your one-time or recurring donation and help us fund services for  indigent individuals who are ready to take the step to recovery and wellness.  

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Reaching Out to the Community
Youth Mental Health First Class

Friday, November 11th
8am to 5pm
Community Reach Center
1870 W. 122nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80234
  
  
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is a fast-paced, dynamic class that teaches you to recognize risk factors and warning signs for a range of behavioral health problems - PLUS a five-step Action Plan to provide basic assistance to someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
  
The Youth Module is for any adult who is involved with adolescents.  The course covers various mental health challenges common among youth 12 to 18 years of age.  
  
CLICK HERE to register.   More class dates are frequently added to this site.

Community Reach Center offering free stress/anxiety screens at 9Health Fair

Sat., Nov. 12th, 7am to 12pm
Adams City High School
7200 Quebec Pkwy | Commerce City, CO

Stop by and see us!

  
Community Reach Center is a top-tier behavioral health and wellness provider serving people of all ages at seven outpatient offices and more than 100 community-based sites throughout Adams County, Colorado.   The Center has worked diligently to preserve and promote a commitment to excellence, professionalism and integrity within our community healthcare system for nearly 60 years - currently serving more than 13,000 individuals annually.  We employ more than 500 highly trained professionals committed to health and wellness.  Community Reach Center was awarded the 2016 Governor's Service Award for Outstanding Non-Profit. 
 
Community Reach Center is a leading integrated care partner in Colorado - meaning that mental healthcare, primary medical care and dental services are provided in one location at dozens of clinics throughout the north Denver metro area.  Additionally, Mountainland Pediatrics, Inc., an affiliate of Community Reach Center, provides primary pediatric care for children from birth through age 21, and is co-located with Community Reach Center's Child Development Center.

 
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