Behavioral Health

Better Together.
  • In the United States, only 41 percent of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional healthcare or other services.
  • In the United States, almost half of adults (46.4 percent) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime.

Our focus is helping providers locate the resources in their community that can help reduce readmissions and Emergency Department (ED) utilization for those with behavioral health issues. A public health priority is substance use disorder involving opioids. We have included resources for you to use to address the opioid epidemic in our Medication Management page. In addition to behavioral health services, we have tools and resources to address polypharmacy and the use of antipsychotics/antianxiety medications.

Dementia affects around 50 million people worldwide and is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Our behavioral health focus also includes resources to improve dementia care in all healthcare settings.

Opioids are highly addictive narcotic substances commonly prescribed for chronic pain after surgery or injury. Opioids must be used with extreme caution even though they can provide powerful relief for those struggling with chronic pain.

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Great Plains Quality Care Coalition

Our Vision: Through collaboration and partnership, we aspire to make healthcare in the Dakotas the best in the nation. We have partnered with committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to improve the care in our communities. Better together.