2018 Children's Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium
Children's Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium and Gailanne Reeh Lecture
The fifth annual Children's Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium and Gailanne Reeh Lecture was held on June 1 at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. Christina Gunther-Murphy, an Executive Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) delivered this year's Gailanne Reeh Lecture, titled, "Breaking the Rules for Better Care." Ms. Gunther-Murphy oversees IHI’s Person- and Family-Centered Care Focus Area. In this role, she is responsible for designing and executing the overall portfolio strategy, acting as a spokesperson, shepherding the evolution of content, directing results-oriented initiatives, and contributing to the design of large-scale initiatives. Her lecture will describe the IHI led, "Breaking the Rules for Better Care" initiative.
This year's Symposium also featured the 2018 Children's Behavioral Health Innovation Awards. See description below for more information.
Children's Behavioral Health Innovation Awards
The Massachusetts Children’s Behavioral Health Innovation Award, co-sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH), is a one-time grant of $10,000 awarded to a non-profit children’s behavioral health or social service organization in recognition of its effort to:
- Fill an unmet need or gap in the children’s behavioral health care delivery system; or
- Respond to a “wicked” problem facing the children’s behavioral health field through creation of an innovative program or practice.
Three finalists will be selected to present their innovation at this year's Children's Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium. Symposium attendees will cast their vote for the best of the three and select this year’s Award winner!
Sample application (pdf) (Note: Applications must be submitted via the Survey Monkey link located in the award announcement. The sample application allows applicants to review the questions prior to beginning the online form. We suggest that you prepare your response in Word and then cut and paste into the Survey Monkey online application. Paper applications will not be reviewed or accepted.)
Please note: The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and the MAMH are funding this award. No award funding is coming from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its agencies and subdivisions make no representations as to the ultimate taxability of the Award payment and the Award recipient is responsible for all tax liabilities, penalties, and interest for failure to timely pay estimated or other tax liabilities resulting from the Award