Behavioral health conditions including depression, trauma, and substance abuse are the leading cause of ill health worldwide. NAMI reports that untreated depression and anxiety are leading causes of lost productivity and effectiveness in the workforce. In the U.S., about one in five adults will experience mental illness in a given year, 60 percent of whom don’t get help.
What We Do
Crescendo consultants have a breadth of expertise working with over 50 leading U.S. psychiatric hospitals, as well as many urban, suburban, and rural municipalities. As a national leader in Behavioral Health Benchmarking and Community Health Needs Assessments, Crescendo has worked in many communities deeply impacted by the opioid crisis such as Baltimore, Maryland; Dayton, Ohio; Springfield, Missouri; several locations in Florida; and, many New England states.
Crescendo’s advancements in systems benchmarking, collaboration, community assessment, stakeholder engagement, data analysis and program prioritization can help your organization or community use collective impact to effect real change.
We modify the assessment and collaborative approach based on each client’s unique needs and the community’s unique characteristics. Crescendo’s core approach includes the following capabilities:
- Assessing community needs and aligning resources (e.g., clients, providers, public health services, community and neighborhood groups, and others).
- Developing performance improvement collaboratives that identify and share national best-practices designed to improve outcomes and operational efficiency.
- Supporting financial and marketing systems development of Medication Assisted Treatment and Recovery (MATR) programs.
- Identifying national best practice strategies and suggesting which ones may effectively be incorporated into local communities.
- Creating clear, well-cited, and action-oriented reports and supporting materials.
- Proving ongoing support and assistance, as needed.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness. https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers