A press release from the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board:
MCHENRY COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS’ FIRST THREE-YEAR CARF INTERNATIONAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NETWORK ACCREDITATION
October 2, 2017: The McHenry County Mental Health Board is pleased to announce it has achieved Illinois’ first Three-Year CARF International Behavioral Health Network accreditation.
A Behavioral Health Network is defined by CARF International as a legal entity that contracts with 2 or more participating providers (participating providers = organizations that deliver health or human services to persons served) and coordinates the functions between or on behalf of the participating providers.
The Mental Health Board contracts with over 30 participating providers and coordinates network functions through monthly Network Council and Intake Coordinator meetings, quarterly Quality Management Team meetings, continuous compliance audits and facilitation of clinical reviews.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the accredited organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF International standards.
As an organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation the Mental Health Board put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to responsible governance of community mental health funds and the coordination of a behavioral health network which values measurable, accountable, and high quality service provision.
Scott Block, Mental Health Board Executive Director states.
“Along with an unmodified opinion stemming from a recent audit of the Mental Health Board’s 2016 Financial Statements, CARF International Accreditation is a testament to the collective efforts and vision of the Board of Directors, staff, and participating providers.”
For additional information, contact Scott Block at 815-788-4364.