Accreditation Guru News
Spring 2022
Spring Update
Spring is here and it's time to bring in the "new"! Take a look at our updated newsletter design and join us in welcoming our newest consultant, Yvonne Rockwood. Read on for information on two grants made available by SAMHSA, a brand-new blog on how accreditation supports recovery principles, upcoming AG events, and much more!

Preparing for an Accreditation Mandate

In this video, Jennifer discusses how an accreditation mandate may affect your organization and how to handle it if one is in the works or on the horizon.

AG Online
New Blog: How Accreditation Supports Recovery Principles. Take a look at SAMHSA's recovery model and see how accreditation standards address several of the guiding principals and support recovery as a whole.
Celebrating CENTRO: AG's client, CENTRO was among those awarded federal funding as part of a bipartisan appropriations package for essential community projects. Learn more about funding opportunities available for your organization here!
Yvonne Rockwood, MBA, MHA, CPHQ
We are welcoming a new consultant, Yvonne Rockwood! Yvonne has an extensive regulatory and compliance background. She has had a successful career as a healthcare executive and Yvonne’s most recent experience includes Associate Director of Behavioral Health Care at The Joint Commission. We are thrilled to have her as a part of the AG team! For more information about Yvonne, visit the Our Team page.
Shop Talk
Community Behavioral Healthcare Grants
SAMHSA has announced two grant programs to expand and improve community-based behavioral health care. The purpose of the grants is to make comprehensive, integrated, coordinated, and person-centered mental health and substance use disorder treatment accessible through the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). Each grant is $1,000,000 per year for four years. Grants can be awarded to 156 currently existing CCBHCs to improve access and services and to 156 community-based behavioral health nonprofit organizations, governmental or tribal behavioral entities to plan and develop new CCBHCs. Applications for these grants are due by May 17. Click here for more information on the grants.
COA Update
COA is now formally referred to as COA Accreditation, a service of Social Current. As of April 4, standard assignments are from the 2022 edition of updates. Click here for a full list of standards impacted by these updates.
The Joint Commission is Seeking Your Input
The Joint Commission is seeking your input on proposed new/revised behavioral health care and human services' accreditation requirements to reduce health care disparities. Click here to read the proposed new/revised requirements. Your feedback is requested by May 4.
If your organization is considering becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), check out the AG Blog - How Accreditation Provides a Solid Foundation for Becoming a CCBHC
Upcoming Events
OCBH - Oregon Council for Behavioral Health Webinar
Accreditation Guru was proud to kick off OCBH's Spring Webinar Series for the Executive Track. This webinar, Succession Planning Beyond the CEO, was presented by Jennifer and hosted by OCBH.
San Diego, CA
NAATP - National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers Annual Leadership Conference
Accreditation Guru will be attending and exhibiting at this event. To set a meeting time with Jennifer, please email us. For the conference itself, click here for more information and to register!
BCW - Business Council of Westchester
Accreditation Guru is excited to once again sponsor BCW's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference. This year includes the panel discussion, How Employers Have Implemented New Opportunities in DEI...and the Challenges That Remain. Click here to register.
Louisville, KY
ACRC - Association of Children's Residential Centers Annual Conference
Jennifer will be exhibiting as well as presenting, Understanding why Strategic Plans are Critical for a Nonprofit. Registration is still open; click here for more information.
New Orleans, LA
FFTA - Family Focused Treatment Association Annual Conference
If you're in attendance, don't miss Jennifer's presentation, Succession Planning Beyond the CEO, and be sure to stop by the AG booth! Click here for more information.
#Travel Season
We were happy to be a trusted partner with these organizations as they achieved accreditation in Q1. Their hard work has paid off and we are celebrating their commitment to quality care!
Joint Commission Accredited - January 2022
Mental Health Cooperative is an organization that is passionate about the children and adults struggling with mental health and behavioral issues. Their unique approach integrates behavioral and physical health and focuses on the care of each individual so they can grow to live a richer, fuller life. Their deeply personal form of care brings support, not only to the individual, but to their community.
IACET Accredited - January 2022
NFEC's mission is to provide their clients with guidance towards financial well-being. Their experts provide a wellspring of resources and training to help people take responsible, effective financial action towards their goals. They are now accredited to offer IACET CEUs for their training courses.