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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…

Beacon Health Options Teams Up with Oui Therapeutics to Reduce Member Suicide Attempts

July 13, 2021

Beacon uses telehealth to help change members’ thoughts about suicide Boston – July 13, 2021 – Beacon Health Options will be working with Oui Therapeutics and its affiliate Vita Health to reduce member suicide attempts via early identification and telehealth.  The national suicide rate has increased steadily from 2009 to 2018, making suicide the 10th…

Beacon Health Options Names Dr. Neil Leibowitz Chief Medical Officer

June 1, 2021

Boston – June 1, 2021 — Beacon Health Options, a leading behavioral health services company, announced today that Neil Leibowitz, MD, JD has been named Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Leibowitz will oversee Beacon’s medical functions and the development and implementation of clinical strategies and programs. “Dr. Leibowitz brings 20 years of medical, digital health, product…

Beacon Health Options provides needed relief for those caught in twin pandemics of opioid use disorder and COVID-19

January 21, 2021

Extends grants to non-profits with $125,000 in additional funding Boston, January 21, 2021 – – COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on the U.S. economy, our healthcare system and individuals across our nation. Yet, there is another issue that is affecting Massachusetts, and much of the country; and while it is not currently garnering the…

Beacon Health Options’ Abdou-Malta elected to serve on the board of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

October 13, 2020

Boston – – October 5, 2020 – Renee Abdou-Malta, President of Beacon Health Options’ New York business has been elected to the board of directors of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. at the organization’s annual meeting. The Business Council of New York State, Inc., is the leading business organization in New York…

Beacon Health Options honored as a Connecticut Top Workplace

October 1, 2020

(Rocky Hill, CT – September 28, 2020) – Beacon Health Options, a leading behavioral health services company, announced today that, for the fifth year, it has been named one of the state’s Top Workplaces by the Hartford Courant.  Top Workplaces 2020 honors 48 companies, nonprofits and public agencies, in a variety of sizes, from Metro…

Dr. Ronald Dozoretz, founder and chairman of Value Options, Inc. passes

May 13, 2020

Boston – May 13, 2020 — Beacon Health Options announced today that Dr. Ronald I. Dozoretz, founder and chairman of ValueOptions, Inc., (now Beacon Health Options) passed away peacefully on May 8, 2020 at the age of 85. Dr. Dozoretz was a pioneer in the mental health field. After recognizing the lack of psychiatric hospital…

Anthem, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Beacon Health Options

March 2, 2020

Anthem Foundation also announces new partnership with Mental Health America Indianapolis – March 2, 2020 – Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country serving more than 36 million people across all 50 states.   The acquisition offers Anthem the opportunity to combine its current behavioral health capabilities with Beacon’s successful…

Massachusetts Medical Society Endorses Program to Help Providers Care for Patients with Chronic Pain and/or Substance Use Disorders

December 4, 2019

The Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain offers real-time consultation to primary care providers Boston – December 4, 2019 – A recent needs assessment of Massachusetts primary care providers (PCPs) showed that while there are many useful resources available to provide education and training, many PCPs express the need for real-time support…