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Associations

Continuing our commitment to behavioral health
LWSI is dedicated to our customers and our industry. LWSI is actively involved with several industry organizations that are healthcare leaders. Some of our associations include the following:

National Level Associations:
The National Council for Behavioral Healthcare (NCBH)
The National Council for Behavioral Healthcare is the unifying voice of America’s behavioral health organizations. The National Council serves our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than 6 million adults and children with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to providing comprehensive, quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and inclusion in all aspects of community life.

MHCA
MHCA is an alliance of select organizations that provide behavioral health and/or related services. It is designed to strengthen members’ competitive position, enhance their leadership capabilities and facilitate their strategic networking opportunities.

Open Minds
Founded in 1987, OPEN MINDS is the premier market research and management consulting firm specializing in the mental health, addictions, social services, disability support, and related public health sectors of the health and human service field. Our mission is to provide payers and provider organizations serving consumers with complex health and human service needs with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Health Level 7 (HL7)
Health Level 7 (HL7) is the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology with members in over 55 countries. HL7’s vision is to create the best and most widely used standards in healthcare.

State Level Associations:
Arkansas: Mental Health Council of Arkansas
The Mental Health Council of Arkansas is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing each of the 14 participating community mental health centers and their affiliates. The MHCA assists its members to achieve the goal of community based treatment which focuses on the whole person with emphasis on physical, mental and emotional wellness and by promoting the comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, and wrap around services provided by the non-profit Community Mental Health Centers of Arkansas. The MHCA is dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of all Arkansans and communities throughout Arkansas. With over 50 psychiatrists and 2,000 health care professionals, participating members of the MHCA provide comprehensive services specially designed to meet the individual behavioral healthcare needs of Arkansas’ citizens.

Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards
The purpose of the Council is to act as a liaison between its members, the Federal Government, the State Legislature, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health. The Council offers continuing education workshops and conferences for its members and for social workers, psychologists, counselors, nurses, teachers, consumers, family members, and other mental health professionals.

Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council
CBHC is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 membership organization that represents Colorado’s statewide network of community behavioral healthcare providers inclusive of 17 community mental health centers (MHCs), 2 specialty clinics, and 5 behavioral health organizations (BHOs).CBHC member organizations contract with the State of Colorado and work together to provide comprehensive behavioral and psychiatric services to defined geographic areas of the state

Florida Council for Community Mental Health
The Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) is a statewide association of 70 community-based mental health and substance abuse agencies. The associations membership includes a number of agencies that specialize in substance abuse services and childrens services, as well as hospital-based programs.

Pennsylvania Community Providers Associations
The Pennsylvania Community Providers Association (PCPA) is a trade association whose members are community agencies serving persons with mental illnesses, intellectual/developmental disabilities, or substance abuse. Membership is also open to other organizations and individuals concerned about persons with mental disabilities and drug and alcohol disorders.

Texas Council of Community Centers
The purpose of the Texas Council of Community Centers, Inc. is to provide an organization through which Community Centers can work together as a public system serving Texans with mental illness, intellectual developmental disabilities, and chemical dependency, and by this work, can expand and improve services in their local communities with other provider systems, deliver quality services needed by their consumers, and provide accountability to their sponsoring governmental entities, their other funding sources, and the State governance for its investments in services.