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Beacon Health Options honored as a Connecticut Top Workplace

September 29, 2022

(Rocky Hill, CT – September  26, 2022) – Beacon Health Options, a leading behavioral health services company, announced today it has been named one of the state’s Top Workplaces by the Hartford Courant for the seventh year. Top Workplaces honors companies, nonprofits and public agencies, in a variety of sizes, from Metro Hartford and Eastern Connecticut based on responses from employee…

Seventh Annual CT BHP iCAN Conference Showcases Behavioral Health Services, Programs and Resources Available to Medicaid Recipients, Agencies and Providers throughout State

September 29, 2022

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – The Consumer and Family Advisory Council of the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP), administered by Beacon Health Options, will host the seventh annual iCAN Conference Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. The conference showcases the power of partnership among Connecticut HUSKY Health members, families, agencies, and providers.…

New Initiative to Define Policy Recommendations for Embedding Equity into 988

May 11, 2022

Atlanta, GA – May 11, 2022 – Today, the Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity (KSCMHE), an entity of the Satcher Health Leadership at Morehouse School of Medicine, announces a new initiative in partnership with Beacon Health Options (Beacon): Embedding Equity into 988: Imagining a New Normal for Crisis Response. This research and policy initiative…

AAS Awards Beacon Health Options with National Crisis Accreditation, necessary to operate 988 answer point, ensure best practices

December 8, 2021

Beacon rated high for cultural competency WASHINGTON D.C./BOSTON—Dec. 8—The American Association of Suicidology has accredited Beacon Health Options for crisis programs, which confirms the behavioral health services company is delivering quality services in operating national crisis lines. Crisis accreditation is a requirement to serve as an answer point for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and…

Beacon Health Options will manage crisis hotline and 988 services in New Hampshire

September 29, 2021

New hotline will help callers through crisis, support communities MANCHESTER, NH—Sept. 29, 2021—Beacon Health Options is pleased to announce during Suicide Prevention Month its first contract in the Northeast to manage a crisis hotline, inclusive of 988 services, for the New Hampshire Rapid Response System. The statewide Department of Health and Human Services multi-year contract…

Beacon Health Options honored as a Connecticut Top Workplace

September 26, 2021

(Rocky Hill, CT – September  26, 2021) – Beacon Health Options, a leading behavioral health services company, announced today that, for the sixth year, it has been named one of the state’s Top Workplaces by the Hartford Courant.  Top Workplaces  2021 honors 48 companies, nonprofits and public agencies, in a variety of sizes, from Metro Hartford and Eastern Connecticut based…

Sixth Annual CT BHP ‘iCAN’ Conference Showcases Behavioral Health Services, Programs and Resources Available to Medicaid Recipients, Agencies and Providers throughout State

September 15, 2021

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – The Consumer and Family Advisory Council of the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP), administered by Beacon Health Options (Beacon), will host the  sixth annual “iCAN” Conference. The conference showcases the power of partnership among Connecticut HUSKY Health consumers, families, agencies, and providers. This free, virtual event takes place Thursday, September 23,…

Beacon Health Options taps health plan veteran as president

August 17, 2021

Glenn MacFarlane joins as leader of behavioral health services company BOSTON—Aug. 17, 2021—Beacon Health Options announced Glenn MacFarlane as president of Beacon Health Options, leading the management of behavioral health services for one out of six people in the United States. MacFarlane is a versatile leader with Fortune 100 expertise running Medicaid managed care organizations,…

Beacon Health Options Awards nearly $1.5M to Southwest and North Central WA Providers to Support Behavioral Health

July 23, 2021

Grants Will Help Develop Recruiting and Retention Programs to Strengthen the Workforce VANCOUVER, Wash. – July 26, 2021 – To help address critical behavioral health workforce shortages, Beacon Health Options is granting nearly $1.5 million to essential community providers in the Southwest and North Central regions. Providers will use the funds to retain current staff…

Hispanic/Latino communities lead telehealth visits for mental health services during COVID-19

July 14, 2021

While telehealth helped bridged some gaps, Anthem’s State of the Nation’s Mental Health data showed significant differences continued among communities of color INDIANAPOLIS—July 14, 2021—The Hispanic/Latino community was the most engaged in telehealth for mental health visits in 2020 – adopting the technology more than any other ethnic or racial group, according to a new…