Announcing Pioneer Institute's 2017 Better Government Competition Topic: "Aging in America"

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Each year, the Competition focuses on one of the country’s…

2016 Special Recognition: Coordinating Care For Individuals Transitioning Through The Corrections System

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Ensuring adequate health care for justice-involved individuals…

Virtual Therapy Environments: leveraging new technologies to treat wounded warriors

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The policy proposal discussed in this article, from Dr. Charles…

A Step Forward in the Battle Against Opioid Abuse

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Through its working group to address the Commonwealth’s opioid…

2016 Special Recognition: Homeless Intervention Programming

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The policy proposal discussed in this blog, from Drs. Dennis…

2016 Winner: North Carolina Mobile Medication Program

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A pilot project that provides home visiting support to help ensure continuity of care for adults with severe psychiatric illness. The program focuses on low-income participants who have been prescribed psychiatric medications, and have a history of hospitalization or repeated emergency room visits.

2016 Runner Up: Integrated Healthcare and Substance Use Collaborative

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A partnership between behavioral health specialists working within primary care practices and the hospital Emergency Department, and the police department, school district, and Mental Health and Drug Courts to address the community’s substance abuse needs through comprehensive support.

2016 Runner Up: Multi-Tiered Behavioral Health Facility Diverts Individuals from the Criminal Justice System

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A community-based facility that would provide multi-tiered support services and short- and long-term treatment for individuals with serious mental illness, as an alternative to incarceration.

2016 Runner Up: Text Message Crisis Counseling

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A text messaging service that connects teens and young adults in crisis to trained counselors and resources.