Relias Learning and The National Council Partner to Move the Nation Toward Excellence in Behavioral Health

New certification program to support behavioral health treatment providers

CARY, NC, April 20, 2015 — Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the health and human services market, is partnering with the National Council to release new certification program to support behavioral health treatment providers.

With parity, the Affordable Care Act and the recent passage of the Excellence in Mental Health Act, mental health and addiction treatment organizations have new opportunities to serve their communities. Relias Learning’s new certification program offers an interim guide for providers to advance their practices, moving toward the concept of “Centers of Excellence.”

Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council states, “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.”

With the new health care landscape, providers, states and stakeholders will certainly be talking more about the concept of Centers of Excellence and Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers, and these continued education (CE) opportunities can help augment CEOs’ efforts to train their staff to prepare for national implementation of the Excellence Act in years to come.

Eric Masters, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Relias Learning states, “We are honored to work with National Council to deliver this certification program that can impact so many people and raise the bar for skilled staff and leadership effectiveness.  Working together, we’ve built a program that will deliver tremendous content and benefits to National Council members.”

The Certificates of Excellence program offers:

  • Extensive online library offering—mental health, substance abuse, management, supervision and more
  • Compliance with national, state and accrediting training standards
  • Ability to upload organization policies, procedures and content
  • Simplified training assignment, tracking and reporting
  • Convenient training available 24/7

About National Council for Behavioral Health

The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,200 member organizations, it serves more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The organization is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. The National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health pioneered Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. and has trained nearly 350,000 individuals to connect youth and adults in need to mental health and addictions care in their communities. To learn more about the National Council, visit

About Relias

For more than 11,000 healthcare organizations and 4.5 million caregivers, Relias continues to help clients deliver better clinical and financial outcomes by reducing variation in care. Our platform employs performance metrics and assessments to reveal specific gaps in skills and addresses them with targeted, personalized and engaging learning. We help healthcare organizations, their people, and those under their care, get better. Better at identifying problems, addressing them with better knowledge and skills, and better outcomes for all. Let us help you get better:

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Abby Mayo

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