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Oct 19

The Unique Opportunities of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics to Serve as the Foundation of a More Integrated Health Delivery System

How CCBHCs are Serving as the Gateway to a Better, More-Effective Behavioral Health System

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are nearly 48 million adults aged 18 or over in the US living with a mental illness, 11.4 million of which are considered a serious mental illness.1 Yet just 43.3% receive the care they need. And the majority of care that is provided through homeless shelters, hospital emergency rooms, and penal institutions, the latter serving as the largest in-patient psychiatric facilities in the US.



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