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The National Association of County and City Health Officials and CredibleMind Forge Partnership to Launch Nationwide Behavioral Health Program – Behavioral Health 360 Aims to Improve Mental Health in Our Communities

Jul 12, 2023 | NacchoVoice

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 12, 2023 – The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments, today announced a partnership with CredibleMind, a leader in digital population-based mental health solutions. The partnership will create and launch Behavioral Health 360, a groundbreaking nationwide program designed to help combat the country’s mental health crisis. The program sets a national agenda that empowers local public health departments to improve the mental health status of their local communities.

Local public health leaders and staff work to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. Behavioral Health 360 will provide them with foundational tools to apply a public health approach to improve behavioral health, which has largely been underfunded and under-addressed. The program focuses on the prevention and early intervention of mental and substance use disorders, which can help reduce the disease burden and strain on the healthcare system. The local digital mental health deployment allows local health departments to mold the program based on their local needs, strategies, culture, demographics, and makeup.

“By introducing system-wide early intervention, this partnership signifies a turning point in addressing mental health and wellness at a local level across the United States,” said Lori Tremmel Freeman, NACCHO CEO. “NACCHO believes empowering communities to address behavioral health issues upstream, with a public health approach emphasizing early intervention strategies, is critical. We are excited to launch the Behavioral Health 360 partnership to help bring CredibleMind’s digital self-care platform to communities, enabling our members to expand behavioral health access rapidly and effectively, while combatting the stigma often associated with mental health.”

“Public health’s long-standing role in promoting health and preventing disease makes NACCHO the perfect partner to help our country move towards a population-based mental health system of care. Together, we can empower local health departments, enabling them to better serve all residents in their communities and foster a culture of mental wellbeing,” said Deryk Van Brunt, DrPH, CEO of CredibleMind and Clinical Professor at UC Berkeley. “We’re excited to act as a co-convener to incubate and share these innovative tools and ideas to improve behavioral health.”

CredibleMind’s behavioral health digital platforms will provide the technology backbone to broadly deploy Behavioral Health 360 in the United States. CredibleMind’s comprehensive platform supports individuals by providing evidence-based self-care for all mental health and wellbeing topics. The program will include a Virtual Community to connect public health leaders in sharing learnings and strategies to become data-driven and evidence-based in improving community mental health. Ongoing data and analytics will enable local health departments to gain better insights into their community’s mental health needs and track outcomes.

A preview of the Behavioral Health 360 Program was presented to local health department leaders at the NACCHO360 annual conference on July 12th in Denver.

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About NACCHO

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.

About CredibleMind

CredibleMind is a leader in digital mental health solutions, supporting evidence-based self-care and triage for people with mental health and wellbeing questions. CredibleMind’s mission is to help the world flourish and to foster mental wellbeing, resilience, and performance by empowering users with access to reliable information, tools, and resources. For more information, please visit solutions.crediblemind.com/naccho.


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