For organizations serving children, the market challenges are increasing – from increased incidence of serious child mental health issues and autism, to a lack of community-based placements for children with complex needs, to increases in family involvement in the child welfare system due to parental opioid use, to uncertainty in the special education sector about the implications of new federal policies. With over 30 years of experience, OPEN MINDS has grown to be the most trusted source for market intelligence, industry insights, and innovative management solutions.

Our team of experienced executives and subject matter experts helps child-serving organizations to implement the transformational business practices they need to improve their operational and strategic performance in an evolving market. We are uniquely positioned to understand the children’s services market because we work with the organizations, policymakers, and payers that shape it every day – from direct communication with our 180,000 OPEN MINDS Circle readers, to our comprehensive research databases of children’s service organizations, to our executive events attended live by 2,000+ decisionmakers annually.

Expertise For Payer Organizations

For payers and health plans working in children’s services, OPEN MINDS has the market knowledge, spending data, and competitor analysis to inform your organization’s strategy. Our specialized experience in every sector of the children’s services market means that we have assisted payers in everything from providing training on integrated primary care/specialty health models for members of a health plan provider network, to building competitive intelligence profiles of selected health plans for national insurers expanding into new Medicaid managed care markets.

Expertise For Health Systems & Provider Organizations

For health systems and provider organizations serving children, youth, and their families, OPEN MINDS provides the market intelligence and management practices needed for success in a changing landscape. From strategic planning development for small child welfare organizations; to business process mapping, design, and re-engineering for large multi-state children’s mental health provider organizations; to building training programs for the managers and supervisors who hire, motivate, develop, lead, and retain qualified employees for large systems – OPEN MINDS can give your team the tools they need to be sustainable in a changing landscape.

Expertise For Technology Firms & Pharmaceutical Companies

For technology vendors and pharmaceutical partners developing the tools that improve health care for children and youth, OPEN MINDS’ unparalleled research capabilities, combined with insights from current and former industry executives, provides a comprehensive expert perspective on the children’s services market. Our team has developed and delivered training on the experience and perspectives of executives of children’s services organizations for pharmaceutical companies; conducted product development, product pricing, and competitive pricing analysis for vendors bringing a new product to market; and built comprehensive marketing plans to help technology innovators achieve their yearly sales and marketing objectives.

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Whether you need help building a sustainable strategy, understanding your underperforming service lines, or tackling the everyday challenges of the child & family services market, OPEN MINDS team of market experts and former CEOs are ready. Contact us today to hear how we can help.

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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

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:

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 events@openminds.com or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer
OPEN MINDS

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