New Coalition Board Members Elected

On June 28, 2018, The Coalition held our Annual Membership Meeting, where members engaged in a productive dialogue on positioning The Coalition and elevating behavioral health in both the Albany and New York City policy arenas. The meeting began with the formal approval of the new slate of Board candidates. Congratulations to the new Coalition Board Members:

In addition, the following Coalition Board Members were elected to serve their third terms:

We look forward to an exciting year ahead working with The Coalition’s full Board and membership.

June 29, 2018

12th Annual Conference for Working Peer Specialists

Please join us on Thursday, July 19, 2018 for the 12th annual NYC conference for working peer specialists, where peers working across the spectrum of NYC’s mental health service delivery system gather to learn, share and grow.

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Coalition Parachute Wiki

Resources for behavioral health providers on the value of integrating peer staff to improve care and outcomes.

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Professional Learning Center Store

HIPAA Business Associate Agreement Templates, now available. HITECH and Breach Notification changes apply to BAAs.

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Coalition Video on YouTube

Empowering Lives Through Community Behavioral Health - Five stories narrated by Mike Wallace in two parts.

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Dignitaries to be Honored at The Coalition Leadership Awards

The Coalition is thrilled to announce the 2018 honorees to receive Leadership Awards on October 23, 2018. This star-studded event will take place at Mutual of America at 320 Park Avenue in Manhattan beginning at 5pm. We are delighted to announce that this year’s ceremony will be emceed by NY1’s mid-day anchor, Roma Torre, where we will join with community partners to celebrate the accomplishments of our confirmed honorees as of today:

  • Honorable Diana Ayala, Chair of Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction at the NYC Council;
  • Tino Hernandez, President & CEO of Samaritan Daytop Village;
  • Celia Brown, Regional Advocacy Specialist, NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH).

Stay tuned for ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities to  be advertised in early July.


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Keynote Presentation

Please Buckle Up, Experiencing Turblence Ahead: 
The Federal Impact on New York's Behavioral Health System

Chuck Ingoglia
Senior Vice President for Public Policy / Practice Improvement
National Council for Behavioral Health 

New York's Behavioral Health System: Transformation in Progress

Presentation 1

Jason Helgerson

NYS Medicaid Director
Presentation 2

Ann Sullivan

NYS Office of Mental Health

Presentation 3

Arlene González-Sánchez
NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance 
Abuse Services
Presentation 4

Gary Belkin

Executive Deputy Commissioner
NYC Department of Health and 
Mental Hygiene