GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 4, 2020) — Supporting justice-involved individuals with mental health and other challenges is vital to successful population health initiatives in communities. Throughout the continuum of care—whether incarceration prevention or transition-based services—initiating outcomes-based programs enables behavioral health providers to properly assist individuals with mental health issues.

On Thursday, October 15th at 1:00 pm ET, Margarita Chavez, MS, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services, Julie Hiett, Senior Director of Behavioral Health and Population Health at Netsmart, and John W. Newcomer, M.D., President and CEO of Thriving Mind South Florida, will present the executive web briefing, ‘Outcomes-based Care Coordination For Justice-involved Individuals.’ The speakers will discuss how care coordination and community partnerships both prevent incarceration and assist individuals transitioning back into the community after incarceration.

Ensuring that these programs provide care coordination services and are able to address key social determinants such as housing and health care access, helps individuals in both pre and post adjudication circumstances.

This web briefing will dive into evidence-based initiatives designed to help decrease the arrest of individuals living with mental illness, and technology best practices for organizations supporting justice-involved individuals. Attendees will also learn about an award-winning program to reduce recidivism and connect mentally ill individuals to community resources upon release.

Registration for this executive web briefing is free of charge, courtesy of Netsmart, and brought to you by OPEN MINDS. If you are unable to attend, please still register. At the end of the event, all registrants will receive a recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides. Register at:

About Netsmart

Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and personalize, so our clients can concentrate on what they do best: provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities, collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they need it.

For 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.

Our more than 1,700 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative.

Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads BlogLinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.


OPEN MINDS is an award-winning information source, executive education provider, and business solutions firm specializing in the domains of health and human services serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. For thirty years, we’ve been pioneers for change – helping organizations implement the transformational business practices they need to succeed in an evolving market with new reimbursement, competition, policies and regulations.

OPEN MINDS is powered by a national team of experienced executives and subject matter experts with specific expertise and experience in nine key market areas – mental health, addictions, chronic conditions, autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities, long-term care, children’s services, social services, juvenile justice, and corrections health care. Our mission is to improve the quality of care for consumers with complex support needs by improving the effectiveness of those serving them – provider organizations, payer and insurance organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical organizations, and technology firms. Learn more at

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