Message from the CEO
As the pace of change in healthcare accelerates, leaders increasingly recognize the need to dramatically improve health outcomes for people at risk for, or living with, chronic illnesses in the United States. Chronic conditions are the biggest drivers of health care and disability costs, and behavioral health conditions are increasingly recognized as major contributing factors to these costs.
DMA welcomes Dana P. Roth, M.S.
Dana P. Roth, M.S. has recently joined DMA as Research Analyst. Her prior research assistant and project coordination experience is in Social Psychology research laboratories and where she gained experience in developing and implementing projects; conducting statistical analyses; and preparing manuscripts for journal submission. She has presented her work at numerous national conferences on social and cultural psychology and has published in peer-reviewed journals.
DMA welcomes Lisa Feldman Braude
DMA Health Strategies is pleased to welcome Lisa Braude, Ph.D. Dr. Braude joins DMA as a Senior Associate, with expertise in public policy implementation, performance measurement, and the development of multisystem health care initiatives. Dr. Braude has worked extensively on technical assistance initiatives to bridge the nexus between substance use and behavioral health disorders and justice involvement.
DMA welcomes Kathleen Whelton
Kathleen Whelton joins DMA Health Strategies to provide project management for the Massachusetts, Deptartment of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Office of Youth and Young Adult Services (OYYAS) to coordinate the State Adolescent Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination Project (SAT-ED).
Events & Conferences
26th Annual Research Conference in Children's Mental Health
Russ Lyman recently led a topical discussion on Developing a Business Case for Children’s Mental Health Systems of Care with national experts Sheila Pires, Ph.D. and Eric Bruns, Ph.D. at the 26th Annual Research Conference in Children’s Mental Health in Tampa, FL on March 5, 2013. A sound business case is essential to achieve the goal of wide scale adoption of the System of Care approach. Russ argued that review of published program evaluation research indicates that states can do
ACMHA Policy Forum
Dr. Dougherty is pleased to be Chairing the first ACMHA Policy Forum in Washington DC on December 4th and 5th. “Harnessing Community Support for Health and Well-Being” focuses on the community interventions needed to reduce adverse childhood trauma and improve health in our nation’s communities. It features Vincent Felitti, Arthur Evans, Carolyn Jenkins, Thom Bornemann, Tonier Cain and Paolo del Vecchio and includes a morning briefing on Capitol Hill. More information is available at http://www.acmha.org/DC_Forum.shtml.
ZERO TO THREE National Training Institute
Russell Lyman, Senior Associate at DMA, presented “Medical Homes for Children with Infant Mental Health Problems: Emerging State Parent Involvement Strategies” at the ZERO TO THREE National Training Institute in Los Angeles, California on November 29, 2012. Emerging initiatives indicate that involving “Parent Partners” in medical home teams for parents