– SMA Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (SMA) is pleased to announce that


There are many benefits to membership in the Florida Council for Community Mental Health. These include:

  • Effective Legislative Advocacy
  • Education
  • Effective Communications
  • Consultation/Technical Assistance
  • Policy Analysis
  • Representation

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Beacon Health Options

Credible Behavioral Health Software
Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company
Broward BH Coalition
Central FL BH Network, Inc.
South Florida BH Network
Lutheran Services Florida

Johnson & Johnson

University of South Florida - Medicaid Drug Therapy Program

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Action for Behavioral Health Care
Action for Behavioral Health Care is the Florida Council for Behavioral Healthcare's vehicle for providing financial support for candidates who share the organization’s goals for the community behavioral health care system and the people it serves. We accept donations through PayPal, a secure service for which you do not need an account. Please click the button below to contribute.


2015 ABC Campaign Form
The updated form is available for download.
Download the form here.

Tobacco Free Florida

Help Your Patients
Quit Smoking

If your patients are ready to take the next step in quitting, refer them to Florida’s free and evidence-based resources.

Visit the website here.

Tobacco Free Florida and the FSU College of Medicine are working to expand access to treatment for tobacco dependency to people with mental health and substance abuse disorders. These individuals have significantly higher tobacco use prevalence rates compared to the general population, experience stronger withdrawal symptoms, and are less likely to have stopped smoking over their lifetime. Like other smokers, smokers with mental illness ARE interested in quitting and are able to quit when supported with evidence-based treatments. If you would like information about helping your clientele quit tobacco, please contact Andrée Aubrey at FSU College of Medicine at 850-645-6439 or andree.aubrey@med.fsu.edu. There are many resources available to you including scholarships for staff training, technical assistance with incorporating services at your site and other resources to support a tobacco project.

Visit the website here.


All mental health professionals and peer specialists are invited to attend one of these free conferences.
The first of the one-day conferences will be held at the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center in Jacksonville on December 9, 2015. The second one-day conference will be presented at the Doubletree By Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld on December 10th. Registration closes December 7, 2015. Both conferences are provided without charge and continuing education credits are offered.
Download the training flyer here.


Florida Insurance Trust presents check
Representatives of FIT presented FCCMH with a check at the November board meeting 11/17. L-R: Barbara Daire, FCCMH Board Chair; Jon Rivera, FIT; Mike Hansen, FCCMH President/CEO and Travis Childers, FIT. Thank you for your continued support of the Council and our mission!


Florida Premier Health seeks proposal
Florida Premier Health seeking a consultant to develop both a policy strategy and a financing plan The Premier Board of Directors is composed of most of the major behavioral health care providers in Florida and therefore has the ability to offer either a comprehensive, statewide, behavioral health network to managed care organizations or to offer individual elements of a network such telehealth, pharmacy, or other services.
Read additional details here.
Email Mike Hansen mike@fccmh.org
or call 850-224-6048


The Centers has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This grant will provide $400,000 per year for four years, helping The Centers transition into providing fully integrated healthcare services in Marion and Citrus counties.
Download the press release here.


FSU College of Medicine and FCCMH sponoring two free tobacco cessation trainings in December
"Addressing Tobacco Use in Behavioral Health" will be presented by Jill M. Williams, MD, December 9 in Jacksonville and December 10 in Orlando.
Download details including links to online registration here.
Email Kendra Salvatore kendra@fccmh.org
or call 850-224-6048


Three press releases for grant/awards to Meridian
• $1.2Million SAMSA grant for Offender Re-entry Program
Read the press release here.

• Department of Elder Affairs grant to provide meals at Adult Day Care Center
Read the press release here.

• Three-­‐Year Navigator Grant
Read the press release here.


DCF announces new roles
Michael Wickersheim comes on boards as the department’s new Legislative Affairs Director. Tim Parson, who previously served as Legislative Affairs Director since 2013, to serve as Executive Staff Director for Florida’s Drug Policy Advisory Council.


COPE Center featured on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland
Watch the entire video, but watch closely @ 6:00!

Watch the video here.


The Arc Volusia’s CEO Honored with Executive Excellence Award
The Arc Volusia is pleased to announce that CEO David James has been awarded the Robert Ettinger Award for Executive Excellence.

Read the details here.


Bridgeway Center, Inc. releases their current newsletter
See the latest happenings in the October issue.
Download the newletter here.


NAMI Florida announces inaugural race
All of the race/walk profits will be given to NAMI Florida!
For additional information visit the race webpage here.

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