Welcome to the website of the New York State Care Management Coalition. The Coalition mission offers care managers across New York State the opportunity to become one voice on many issues facing the behavioral health field, which directly impacts the individuals we serve. In addition, the Coalition strives to provide quality, state-of-the art educational programming, information and networking opportunities on best practices in the care management field for behavioral health service professionals.
Over the course of the next year we expect the membership of this coalition to grow primarily because of the Health Home initiative and the care management agencies who were not former TCM providers. It was quite evident at our annual conference in May that the care managers need a unified voice and that this coalition must become that. We heard very passionate accounts of how high caseloads can negatively impact the work we do. We want to hear from you.
The statewide Board of Directors hopes that you will find this site as a resource to you and your colleagues by providing information on our Annual Conference and other care management issues. Please take a look at our board listing. The Coalition's Board members in your region are willing to assist you personally and professionally regarding New York's care management system. Also, the Coalition's Board of Directors meets quarterly with representatives from the NYS Office of Mental Health to discuss policy, legislative and regulatory issues that may impact care management providers and the people we serve.
The Board is always looking for individuals to serve; please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and your intent to become more involved. In addition to meeting with OMH and DOH, the Board meets monthly via conference call and/or in Albany to stay in tuned to the ever changing environment we are all part of.
We encourage you to email questions, articles of interest or share educational opportunities to our headquarters in Albany at nycaremanagement.org. Thank you for your continued service to case management and more importantly, to those we serve.
Andrew O'Grady, LCSW-R
President, Board of Directors, NYS Care Management Coalition and,
Executive Director, MHA of Dutchess County