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After much discussion and consideration, the ACHE Board of Governors and leadership team have decided to cancel the 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership due to the need for leaders and healthcare organizations to manage their responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) within their communities. Learn more at

Pre-Congress Seminar – Behavioral Health Challenges, Strategies and Solutions: The Business Case for Meeting Community Needs

Saturday, March 21st

About the Session

With national suicide and addiction rates surging and overdose deaths a familiar headline in many communities, managing access to and cost for behavioral healthcare is becoming a top concern. This seminar provides practical strategies for creating access to comprehensive, high-quality behavioral healthcare services. Discover solutions that can improve outcomes in your community; reduce ED utilization, avoidable inpatient re-admissions, and non-value-added costs; and increase revenue. Gain insights into how to better integrate these services into the overall healthcare delivery and financing system and collaborate more effectively with community partners outside healthcare.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop solutions to address access, drive high-quality outcomes and integrate behavioral healthcare with other services.
  • Explore strategies for building nontraditional community partnerships that are cost-effective and patient-outcome driven.


Presented By

Howard J. Gershon, LFACHE

Founding Principal
New Heights Group

Stephen M. Merz, FACHE

Executive Vice President
Diamond Healthcare

Leslie S. Zun, MD

Medical Director
Lake County Health Department