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Last OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter Of 2016 Offers Best Practice Approaches & Expert Advice For Organizational Planning In A Time Of Uncertainty

Gettysburg, Pa. (January 3, 2017) — With 29% of health care expenditures and an even-larger proportion of social service expenditures coming from the federal government, a new Administration and a new Congress will likely have a big impact on the health and human service field. The exact repercussions, however, are not yet clear… and won’t be for a while.

After a more predictable market evolution during the last two years of the Obama administration, health and human service organizations are entering a time of uncertainty. While the natural reaction may be to pause strategy development and organizational planning during this time of ambiguity, OPEN MINDS senior team members reminded executives across the country of a better approach in the final OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter Of 2017.

Planning For Success In An Uncertain Health & Human Service Market – Be Deliberate: The December, 2016 Issue Of The OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter, released digitally last week via The OPEN MINDS Circle, offers a practical framework for navigating organizational planning during uncertain times. The comprehensive issue features a variety of insights, best practice approaches, helpful tools, and words of advice from OPEN MINDS senior team members, including:

“With the new Administration appointees and a new Congress, it’s undeniable that the health care market is in a time of uncertainty. It’s important to remember, however, being prepared for whatever situation lies ahead is the key to survival,” said Monica E. Oss, OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer. “When surveyed, our senior advisors and advisory board members made that message clear and recommended we shift the focus of the December strategy issue to address this critical topic.”

The results of that survey, which formed the framework of this special edition of The OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter, also featured five major themes that can be recognized throughout the issue: get involved in policy and politics at every level; improve your value equation; sharpen your financial management; focus like a laser on your strategy; and diversify your revenue streams.

Since 1987, The OPEN MINDS Circle Monthly Management Newsletter has been the leading source of management best practices and strategic business models for the health and human services field. This award-winning monthly publication features a dozen or more topical articles written by OPEN MINDS 75+ market analysts and management consultant advisors, along with a variety of guest authors from the field. These monthly e-newsletters are included in Premium and Elite subscriptions to The OPEN MINDS Circle. If you are unsure of your membership level, would like to become a member, or would like to learn more about The OPEN MINDS Circle, visit or contact the OPEN MINDS team at or 717-334-1329.

Along with the high-value information included in each monthly newsletter, The OPEN MINDS Circle also offers one exclusive sponsorship opportunity for each issue of The OPEN MINDS Circle Monthly Management Newsletter. For each issue, this limited sponsorship opportunity includes your organization’s branding, all advertising space, the ability to include featured content from your organization, and the opportunity to print and mail the issue to members of The OPEN MINDS Circle. Raise awareness and promote your team as thought leaders in the industry with this exclusive sponsorship opportunity! To learn more about sponsoring an issue of The OPEN MINDS Circle Monthly Management Newsletter or to see which months are available for sponsorship, contact the OPEN MINDS team at or 717-334-1329.

OPEN MINDS is a national strategic advisory firm specializing in the sectors of the health and human service industry serving individuals with complex support needs: mental health; addiction treatment; children & family services; intellectual & developmental disabilities; chronic disease management; long term care; social services; correctional health care, reentry & diversion; and juvenile justice.

Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 75+ associates believe by providing the latest market intelligence and management best practices to organizations serving the health and social support needs of the most vulnerable consumers, those organizations will be better able to provide efficient and effective services. Learn more at

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