State of the State RI

Guest: Ben Lessing, CEO of Community Care Alliance, communitycareri.org/ (a Horizon Health partner) runs BH Link, bhlink.org/ .
Host: Darlene D’Arezzo Time: 30 minutes
The Behavioral Health Link triage and call centers (BH Link) opened in November 2018. It is administered by Community Care Alliance of which Ben Lessing is CEO. He tells us of the coming together of community service agencies to create new partnerships and collaborations resulting in Horizon Health Partners, Community Care Alliance and this program’s topic of discussion, BH Link. This is a fascinating story of human service professionals coming together to first survive and then to serve their intended clientele better. Challenges remain but progress has been substantial.

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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship…


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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship by using the television show as a means to educate and to inform the public.

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