In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Joe Parks. Joe practices, psychiatry at the Family Health Center, the nation's first approved Medicaid funded Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), established to expand services to the uninsured and under-insured in Columbia, Missouri. He also currently serves as the medical director for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Together Graham and Joe discuss the comprehensive services of the CCBHCs, the innovation of reimbursement that allows whole-person treatment for mental illness and medical care, and the mobile crisis team that can respond to behavioral health emergencies. We would like to encourage you to listen to the second half of this podcast series, where Joe and I will be discussing his work with the national council for mental wellbeing and their work in addressing policy and social change on behalf of nearly 3,500 mental health and substance use treatment organizations and the more than 10 million children, adults, and families that they serve.
For more information about the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, please visit:https://www.thenationalcouncil.org
For more information about Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), please visit:https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/our-work/ccbhc/
For more information about the Center for Excellence in Integrated Health Solutions, please visit:https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/program/ccbhc-e-national-training-and-technical-assistance-center/
For more information about Health Equity and Racial Justice Service Center, please visit:https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/resources/addressing-health-equity-and-racial-justice/
For more information about Mental Health First Aid, please visit:https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org