NJ DOH Releases Guidance on Integrated Health Licensure and Inspection Rules
As a result of The Nicholson Foundation’s continuing funding of work to support behavioral health integration, New Jersey’s Department of Health has issued a new document providing guidance for providers on rules governing integrated health. The guidance will help advance the goal integrating behavioral and physical healthcare in the state.
New Project ECHO Clinic on Chronic Pain Now Open for Providers
The Nicholson Foundation-sponsored Project ECHO Hub at Rutgers RWJ Medical School has launched a new tele-ECHO clinic for Medicaid primary care providers. The clinic focuses on applying best practices for treating chronic pain. Participants will receive CME credits.
The Nicholson Foundation and NJ Department of Health Launch Asthma In-Home Intervention Pilot Project
The Nicholson Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Health announced the launch of the New Jersey Asthma In-Home Intervention Pilot Project – a new evidence-based intervention serving children ages 2-17 enrolled in NJFamilyCare.
Request for Expressions of Interest (REI) to Support Development of Innovation Centers
The Nicholson Foundation is soliciting Expressions of Interest from hospitals and health systems interested in developing Innovation Centers focused on improving healthcare delivery for vulnerable populations. Proposals are due by December 15, 2017.
Psychiatric Services Article Examines Nicholson Foundation Integration Pilot Programs
The peer-reviewed journal Psychiatric Services has published a study of The Nicholson Foundation’s behavioral health integration pilots in two clinics in New Jersey. The article examines the “distinct challenges faced by FQHCs with diverse populations…wishing to integrate behavioral health services.”
Nicholson-supported Right From the Start NJ Initiative Launches Website
Right From the Start NJ is a public awareness campaign educating the public at large and New Jersey policy makers about the importance of the early years of child development. The initiative's new website highlights ways to support the cognitive, emotional, mental, and physical development of children from birth to age three.