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Certificate of Excellence

A New Accountability for Health Outcomes

In recent years, the behavioral health delivery system has undergone a series of changes that started with the Affordable Care Act, made significant progress with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and saw the creation of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) with the Excellence in Mental Health Act.

These changes create an opportunity for mental health and addiction treatment organizations to serve their communities in different ways. Primary and acute care organizations are increasingly seeing the need to address mental health and substance use issues to improve client care and outcomes. Behavioral health organizations hold the key to enhancing our healthcare system.

Relias’ certification program offers a guide for providers to advance their practices, broaden staff competencies and move toward the concept of “Centers of Excellence.”

“We have new accountability for health outcomes, and this responsibility requires both skilled staff and effective leadership. I am excited to introduce the Certificates of Excellence program. We want to support all National Council member organizations in becoming Centers of Excellence.”

Linda Rosenberg

President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

National Council 2016 Champions of Excellence Award

Addiction Treatment Services

Addiction Treatment Services provides evidence-based, gender specific treatment for addiction, clinical depression, severe anxiety and emotional trauma for underserved residents of northern Michigan. In 2015, during their strategic planning process, ATS engaged in an organization-wide effort to enhance and standardize their training and workforce development offerings.

You can see all of the National Council Awards of Excellence Honorees here.


Current Certificates of Excellence

Available to National Council members and Relias clients.

Addictions and Recovery

Fundamentals for Direct Care Staff and Managers

Mental Illness and Recovery

Children’s Services

Integrated Healthcare