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For over thirty years, OPEN MINDS has been singularly focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving complex consumers. Click to learn more about our specific expertise and experience in your market.

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Our team's unique expertise and C-Level experience differentiates OPEN MINDS from others in the field. Click to learn how our award-winning services and solutions can support your organization's goals.

OPEN MINDS is a national leader in market intelligence and management best practices focused on organizations serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex needs. Our unique approach is based on focus and synergy:

First, we stay exclusively focused on a very specific set of domains in the health and human service field - mental health, addiction treatment, chronic disease management, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, disability supports and long-term care, children's services, juvenile justice, corrections health care, and social services. We have deep knowledge of these market areas - and the $860 billion in spending in each.

Second, our unique structure and variety of services fosters a unique synergy between market intelligence and tradecraft. Our team is research-based at its core – with 40+ team members dedicated to tracking every market development, government contract, legislative change, payer, and provider organization in the field. We combine this wealth of market research with a national team of seasoned executives, subject matter experts, and strategic analysts with 'on-the-ground' management experience to provide real-world insights and solutions to the organizations we support.

For over three decades, OPEN MINDS has been the 'bridge to business success' for thousands of organizations in health and human services. We understand and interpret the implications of changing policy and changing science - and how to navigate and leverage those changes for organizational sustainability and success. Learn more about how we can help your organization by using the buttons below:

The Latest From OPEN MINDS

  • Why Children’s Crisis Response Services Should Be Paid With Case Rates
    By Margaret M. Conner-Levin, MSW 04/23/2019

    In 2018, the National Association Of State Mental Health Program Directors outlined a model for creating a comprehensive crisis care continuum for youth up to age 18 years old (see Making the Case For A Comprehensive Children's Crisis Continuum Of Care). This model, or aspects of it, has been adopted in numerous states—including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Michigan, with two specific goals. First, readily available treatment for youth in crisis with emphasis on safety and de-escalation of immediate crisis. Second, stabilization within 72 hours. What does a Comprehensive Children's Crisis Continuum Of Care look like? A fully-developed system includes a readily accessible network of provider organizations and naturally occurring supports that offer strengths-based services. There are six fundamental best practices in this model: A single point of access that can be reached from…
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