Behavioral
Health
Innovators, Inc.

Combining human compassion with innovation to think differently about
behavioral health education, screening, intervention and treatment

We are leveraging many new innovations in care, technology and science and applying them to behavioral health "clusters." Our goal is to "think differently" about how behavioral health disorders can be prevented, diagnosed early and/or managed to improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs. Behavioral Health Innovators, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation, incorporated in Massachusetts. We are working with industry leaders and the innovation economy to scale out a variety of solutions (evidence-based programs, digital solutions, research) to address behavioral health issues related to anxiety, depression and substance use disorder. We co-design solutions working with the students and the recovery community directly. Our intent is to disrupt the on-ramp to addiction, anxiety, depression and more.

RAMPTM Risk Addiction Mapping ProgressionTM - Our screening, education and intervention framework is meant to identify risky behaviors in everyday language, in a staged progression so that young people can identify with them earlier.

Services

Program Development

Creating scalable community and public health programs

Developing innovative solutions for prevention, assessment, early warning, and treatment of behavioral health conditions

Developing educational content and multi-channel communication campaigns 

Digital Health Solution Development

Developing digital tools (mobile apps, online communities, eLearning) for patients and/or clinicians

Focus is on creating innovative, technology-enabled solutions for education, prevention, screening, early intervention and treatment

Tracking and applying emerging science – genomics, AI, machine learning, precision medicine, digital biomarkers, virtual reality, etc.

Education & Training

Multimedia content and curriculum development for education of youth, families and target populations

Consumer and clinical medical education development – i.e. brain science

Education around emerging technologies & trends in behavioral health 

Consulting and Research

Strategic analysis and plan development

Research on best practices, care models, patient needs

Patient journey mapping

Digital strategies for engaging patients, clinicians, communities

Patient advocacy; “beyond the pill” strategies

Convening/facilitating industry groups 

About Us

Creating innovative, high impact solutions for individuals and loved ones who suffer from behavioral illnesses.  Our specialties are in the area of solution development, advanced research, education, and consulting services. Our initial emphasis is focused on substance use disorder, anxiety and depression.  We will be applying innovation practices from the public and private sectors to solve some of the biggest problems, learning especially from consumer-oriented industries. We also hope to be conveners and thought leaders, calling on the industry to think differently about how to help people with addictions and behavioral disorders achieve healthy lives.

Operating Principles

Our goal is to create behavioral health solutions based on our
six operating principles:

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Including individuals and families as design partners
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Developing solutions that can be highly scalable for broad reach
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Developing solutions that are accessible at low cost or no cost
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Leveraging emerging technologies, digital tools, and advanced research to innovate screening, intervention and treatment
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Learning from other successful industries and models
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Convening and collaborating with industry partners, rather than competing

Our Work

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Recovery BUILD Alternative Peer Group (APG)

We are losing teens at an alarming rate to addiction. As a community, we need to find and fix the gaps. Recovery Build APG is a safe place where teens and young adults come together with their peers in recovery to build a sober life that will sustain them as they integrate into the broader recovery community.

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RAMPTM Risk Addiction Mapping ProgressionTM

Our screening, education and intervention framework is meant to identify risky behaviors in everyday language, in a staged progression so that young people can identify with them earlier. Given that ¾ of mental health and substance abuse issues start before age 24, more needs to be done ...

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Innovation in
Behavioral Health

Our goal is to "think differently" about how behavioral health disorders can be prevented, diagnosed early, and/or managed to improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs. As part of our ongoing work we are always tracking new care models, clinical research, and technologies that can be applied to …

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My Choice Matters
 Dreams Not Drugs

My ChoIce MATTERs Youth Summit was held at the Cape Cod Community College. 70+ students attended from local schools including: Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Dennis-Yarmouth High School, Lighthouse Charter School, Mashpee Middle-High School, Monomoy Middle & High School and Wayside Academy.

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Best Practices: Addressing
the Opioid Epidemic

Our interviews with 70 experts, individuals, families, and clinicians provided incredible insights for addressing the opioid epidemic from a broad industry wide perspective. Working for the Massachusetts Service Alliance, part of the Corporation for National Community Service we were tasked with identifying what was working ...

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Co-Design Workshops/
Journey Mapping

BHI partnered with Mad*Pow to co-host a solution co-design workshop with students in recovery.  We wanted to understand their journeys, hear about their dreams, get insights on where interventions would have helped them earlier in the process, what triggered their decision to seek help, what they’ve gotten back now ...

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Drug Story
Theater

BHI partnered with Drug Story Theater and the Zeiterion Theater to bring a school and community based performance to Southeastern MA. Students in recovery delivered an improv theater performance about their journey to, and recovery from, addiction. The performance led to one of the most amazing community discussions …

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Creative Expression
Project

High School students supported those in recovery with messages of hope and inspiration. Behavioral Health Innovators invited schools and the recovery community to create artwork in any medium they chose – videos, drawings, slam poetry, photography, and more. This is a link to a video created by high school students …

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Contact Us

 

Stephanie J. Briody
email: Stephanie@bhinnov.com
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Mary Beth Schoening  
email: MaryBeth@bhinnov.com
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