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Mental, Emotional & Behavioral Health

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), behavioral health includes the emotions and behaviors that affect overall well-being. Behavioral Health is sometimes called mental health and often includes substance abuse. 

Mental health and physical health are remarkably integrated. The state of our physical health impacts our mood and emotions, as well as our thoughts. In turn, our body responds to various mental states, such as anxiety, depression, and stress, which can influence overall physical health. 

FDRHPO is committed to promoting a comprehensive, fully integrated system of services and resources toward optimal overall health and wellness by supporting an integrated healthcare system that cares for the whole person - mind and body.

An integrated healthcare system enhances the care continuum, reduces gaps in care, and supports stakeholder collaboration. Collaboration is essential and helps to address the region's provider shortage by effectively leveraging existing resources and enhancing communication. 

OUR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMMITTEE HAS WIDE REPRESENTATION FROM:

  • Community-based Organizations

  • State Psychiatric Center

  • Prevention Councils  & Coalitions

  • County Community Service Departments

  • Veteran Service Centers

  • Fort Drum Behavioral Health 

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers

  • Regional Planning Consortium

  • Local Hospitals & Health Centers

  • Behavioral Health Clinics

  • Substance Abuse Providers

  • State Department of Health Offices

  • TRICARE

  • Primary Care Practices

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