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Post Pandemic Self-Care…What now? Local Mental Health, Substance Use & Social Service Resources

In June, the BHPMW team hosted a series of webinars lead by local mental health providers in the area with a focus on learning valuable coping skills as well as understanding more about the programs and services that are available in MetroWest. Sessions were provided in English, American Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese and focused on…

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BHPMW Partners with Steward Health Choice

In 2019, Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest (BHPMW) began an exciting and innovative project with Steward Health Choice, a MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO). At the request of the ACO, BHPMW worked with several pediatric primary care practices in the Worcester area to assist patients in connecting with the right services and supports to meet their…

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Behavioral Health Partners Of Metrowest Launches Health And Social Service Hub Project

Streamlining Delivery of Behavioral Health, Social, and Primary Healthcare Services for MetroWest Residents FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (Sept. 23, 2020) – Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest (BHPMW) recently announced the start of a Health and Social Service Hub project to better coordinate the delivery of mental health, substance use, primary healthcare, and social services for MetroWest residents. The…

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BHPMW joins panel on supporting emotional wellbeing during the pandemic

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Shannon Ahern, BHPMW Program Coordinator, will join community behavioral health care experts for a virtual discussion on supporting emotional wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic. The discussion will focus on educating parents, caregivers, and community adults on strategies and approaches to support their own and their childrens’ emotional wellbeing as we navigate…

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Forum examines mental health care in Framingham, battling stigma in schools

Combatting stigma against mental illness (and teaching it young), statistics about Framingham residents feeling depressed and how the city can help its underserved was discussed by a panel of mental and public health professionals Thursday night during a Community Conversation, hosted by Mayor Yvonne Spicer. FRAMINGHAM – “Eleven years ago, our daughter showed up at our…

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Foundation raises $75K to help Wayland and Weston

The Wayland-based Parmenter Foundation celebrated “70 Years of Giving” on May 18, raising $75,000 to benefit MetroWest neighbors in need. Parmenter supports nonprofits in the areas of health care and hospice services, including such grantees as the Miriam Boyd Hospice Residence, MetroWest Free Medical Program, and Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest; children’s programs, including such grantees…

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Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest Helps Individuals Connect to Care with One Call

The MetroWest Referral Line, a program of Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest (BHPMW), is nearing the completion of its second year of listening to people and families in need and matching them to the best service—at no charge. Anyone in the community can call the BHPMW Referral Line toll free number, 1-844-528-6800, Monday through Friday or…

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New Entity to Serve as Single Point of Entry for Behavioral Health and Social Services

Health care is changing rapidly. Integration of care for the physical, mental health, substance use, and social needs that affect health is requisite. Reimbursement for these services is evolving from paying largely on a fee-for-service basis to measuring the quality of care delivered and rewarding or penalizing providers based on the outcomes that are achieved. New…

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