December 15, 2014
Consumer Advocacy Advanced
Horizon Healthcare Partners has emerged as a vocal advocate for greater inclusion of mental health clients or “consumers” in the design, delivery, and oversight of community mental health services. Horizon announced recently that it has created a HHP Consumer Advisory Council of people in recovery, including many former CMHC clients employed as Recovery Specialists or Peer Advocates. Two issues of paramount concern for these advocates are: the lack of state or federal funding for mental health services for individuals who are underinsured or uninsured and the lack of health plan reimbursement for peer support services. Read More...
December 11, 2014
Horizon Healthcare Partners is just one of many new affiliations and alliances in healthcare these days but it asserts that its strategic alignments are quite different as a mental health network. HHP is a hub organization for several RI, home and community- based, locally- governed, non-profit, accredited and licensed community mental health organizations. Though relatively new, it acts on behalf of community based programs at thirty locations in RI. HHP member agencies currently provide over 50 million dollars a year in diverse services to RI’s most at risk residents.
November 18, 2014
Horizon Healthcare Partners Emphasizes Need for New State Mental Health Plan
The coordination of community based care, provided by Rhode Island’s community mental health organizations, are a popular topic of discussion in Rhode Island as a result of a recent public mental health discussion. On Thursday, November 6, the Providence Journal, in partnership with Rhode Island College and College Leadership Rhode Island, sponsored a Public Occurrences forum, “Rhode Island’s Mental Health System: Condition Critical?” Read More...
April 23, 2014
Four Community Mental Health Providers Announce Creation of a New Rhode Island Mental Health Network
A new statewide network to provide behavioral healthcare and related services has been created by the affiliation of four existing agencies. The network, Horizon Healthcare Partners (HHP), is a joint undertaking by NRI Community Services, The Kent Center, Riverwood Mental Health Services, and Newport County Community Mental Health Center. Read More...