September 20-23, 2021 | Wyndham Gettysburg | Gettysburg, PA
Join us in Gettysburg for the only retreat designed to provide health and human service leaders with the strategy insights, business practice models, and personal resiliency tools they need to tackle the unique challenges of a changing health and human service market in the "next normal."
If you can't make it in person, sign up for our virtual experience – with live simulcasts of our keynote sessions, a virtual exhibit hall, and more.
If your organization is an elite member, your registration fee is covered. But sign up soon, on-site attendance is limited.
For over thirty years, OPEN MINDS has been singularly focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving complex consumers. Click to learn more about our specific expertise and experience in your market.
Our team's unique expertise and C-Level experience differentiates OPEN MINDS from others in the field. Click to learn how our award-winning services and solutions can support your organization's goals.
OPEN MINDS is a national leader in market intelligence and management best practices focused on organizations serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex needs. Our unique approach is based on focus and synergy:
First, we stay exclusively focused on a very specific set of domains in the health and human service field - mental health, addiction treatment, chronic disease management, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, disability supports and long-term care, children's services, juvenile justice, corrections health care, and social services. We have deep knowledge of these market areas - and the $860 billion in spending in each.
Second, our unique structure and variety of services fosters a unique synergy between market intelligence and tradecraft. Our team is research-based at its core – with 40+ team members dedicated to tracking every market development, government contract, legislative change, payer, and provider organization in the field. We combine this wealth of market research with a national team of seasoned executives, subject matter experts, and strategic analysts with 'on-the-ground' management experience to provide real-world insights and solutions to the organizations we support.
For over three decades, OPEN MINDS has been the 'bridge to business success' for thousands of organizations in health and human services. We understand and interpret the implications of changing policy and changing science - and how to navigate and leverage those changes for organizational sustainability and success. Learn more about how we can help your organization by using the buttons below:
"The description of the New Normal Landscape was helpful in putting the new reality in context. The building blocks were an excellent means of describing the work that must be done as we move forward. If you are not already executing your plan for the next normal, you are behind."
"OPEN MINDS has become our primary marketing resource for the behavioral health market. If it’s happened, happening, or going to happen… they know ALL about it! OPEN MINDS' energized team members deliver objective data that will drive the evolution of MANAGEMENT in BEHAVIORAL HEALTH!”.
"As a subscriber, we feel it’s probably the best value of any publication we receive."
"I truly enjoyed the conference and will share all of my takeaways with my boss this week. It is so nice to be able to spend two days feeding my brain."
"The web briefings have provided timely information across the multiple areas that we provide services in - child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile justice. In addition, the Gettysburg leadership retreat provided an excellent mix of workshops specific to our industry today while also making the leadership lessons of Gettysburg come alive."
"We value OPEN MINDS' ability to take complex information and distill it into meaningful datasets that our audience can digest."
Children in poverty are more likely to have cognitive and behavioral difficulties than their better-off peers and children living in poverty as preschoolers have smaller volumes of certain subcortical brain regions, including the hippocampus, caudate, putamen, and thalamus. These findings were presented in “Early Childhood Socioeconomic Status and Cognitive and Adaptive Outcomes at the Transition to Adulthood: The Mediating Role of Gray Matter Development Across 5 Scan Waves,” by Deanna M. Barch, Meghan Rose Donohue, Nourhan M. Elsayed, Kirsten Gilbert, Michael P. Harms, Laura Hennefield, and colleagues. The researchers recruited 216 children from a study of early onset depression. Family income-to-needs ratios (SES) were assessed when children were ages 3 to 5 years. Volumes of cortical gray and white matter and subcortical gray matter collected across five scan waves were processed using the FreeSurfer Longitudinal… Read More
We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit https://openminds.com/live-mbpi/ for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.
The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:
Masking. Every participant will receive a mask as part of their registration materials. Unvaccinated people will be required to wear masks – and vaccinated attendees will be encouraged to wear masks. If the local or state governments have more restrictive standards (including mandatory masking or requiring proof of vaccination) at the time of our institutes, we will follow those standards.
Outdoor Events. Where possible, we will use outdoor spaces for networking events and smaller sessions.
Hand Sanitation. Hand sanitation stations are available throughout the event venue and hand sanitizer is included in your registration materials, courtesy of our partner, Qualifacts+Credible.
Virtual Sessions. Every session will be partially or fully available in a virtual capacity:
We are livestreaming via GoToWebinar our plenary sessions – keynote addresses and plenary panels. You can participate online from your hotel room (or from your home office if you can’t attend on-site). We will be accepting questions from both the onsite and online audiences.
Each executive seminar is being offered at two separate times, one live at the event venue and the other exclusively for virtual attendees.
We are recording the audio for each session – and will post the audio along with presentation materials after each session.
A virtual exhibit hall will be available with access to all exhibitor contact information, product demos, and engagement opportunities.
We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at email@example.com or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.