Community Collaborators

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Center for Practice Innovations

In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, the Center for Practice Innovations delivers a wide array of training to increase the competencies of the New York State behavioral health workforce and implementation supports to ensure the successful application of that training within agencies and organizations.


The Coalition for Behavioral Health

The mission of The Coalition for Behavioral Health is to uphold the importance and maintain a focus on behavioral health through the provision of advocacy and training to Coalition member agencies and stakeholders in behavioral health and by breaking down the silos that exist in our system. Founded in 1972, The Coalition works to strengthen the sector and ensure the provision of the highest quality behavioral health services to New Yorkers.

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Hands Across Long Island

HALI is a peer community providing the opportunity for mental health recovery through collaborative, creative efforts.

Contact Person: Melissa Wettengel
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Contact Phone: 631-234-1925

Institute for the Development of Human Arts

The Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA) is a community of mental health workers, clinicians, psychiatrists, current and prior users of mental health services, advocates, artists, and survivors of trauma and adversity, who are interested in exploring the link between personal and societal transformation. Our mission is to create opportunities for critical dialogue, mutual support, and advanced education and training for those within and outside the field.

Contact Person: Jessie Roth
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LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College’s mission is to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations in the country to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society.

Contact Person: BenJurney
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Contact Phone: 917-747-5433

New York Association of Psychiatric
Rehabilitation Services

NYAPRS is a change agent dedicated to improving services, public policies and social conditions for people with mental health, substance use and trauma-related challenges, by promoting health, wellness and recovery, with full community inclusion, so that all may achieve maximum potential in communities of choice.