Leadership Comments

CAROL MOEHRLE
District Director of Public Health, Idaho North Central District in Lewiston
Past President, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

"This is really a fantastic new program, tailor-made for public health departments. We can now have a living report card built from all population health data sources on virtually ... more »

"This is really a fantastic new program, tailor-made for public health departments. We can now have a living report card built from all population health data sources on virtually every topic in health. This, combined with Model Practices, trends, and a wide variety of supporting material, makes an ideal platform for Community Health needs assessment and community planning." « close

LINDA LANGSTON
First Vice President, National Association of Counties (NACo)

"Idaho is a true leader. This joint effort between NACo, NACCHO and Trilogy is remarkable work that virtually every county can use immediately. The fact that it can be replicated t ... more »

"Idaho is a true leader. This joint effort between NACo, NACCHO and Trilogy is remarkable work that virtually every county can use immediately. The fact that it can be replicated to any county at a very low cost makes it a complete winner. I truly expect to see this as a national platform of local health information in the near future." « close

RUSS DUKE
District Director, Central District Health Department, Idaho

"Since limited resources are a challenge for many local and governmental agencies, having access to the (Community Health Indicator) data can help local public health leaders and o ... more »

"Since limited resources are a challenge for many local and governmental agencies, having access to the (Community Health Indicator) data can help local public health leaders and other policy makers direct their resources to areas that will target specific health issues in their jurisdiction." « close

RENE R. LeBLANC
District Director, South Central Public Health District, Idaho

"I had a real issue on Friday last week with a distraught client who claims we have a potential ALS cluster in my district. While talking to her on the phone, I pulled up the Netwo ... more »

"I had a real issue on Friday last week with a distraught client who claims we have a potential ALS cluster in my district. While talking to her on the phone, I pulled up the Network of Care and used the library search for ALS. There it was with all the links, research, supportive therapies, etc. I didn’t skip a beat in the conversation. It made my day." « close

Patrick Kennedy
Former U.S. Representative for Rhode Island
Rhode Island

"This network is a terrific example of how technology can put patients at the center of care, where they should be, and improve coordination. Better information is the first step t ... more »

"This network is a terrific example of how technology can put patients at the center of care, where they should be, and improve coordination. Better information is the first step to better health, and that’s what the Network of Care delivers." « close

LENNY ELIASON
President, National Association of Counties (NACo)

“We’ve seen the news stories – our troops are coming home to our counties after admirably serving our country in Iraq. Many will be looking for jobs; some will seek counseling serv ... more »

“We’ve seen the news stories – our troops are coming home to our counties after admirably serving our country in Iraq. Many will be looking for jobs; some will seek counseling services, and others will need assistance with child care. As county leaders, we celebrate our troops coming home and know that even though they are leaving the war, they war doesn’t necessarily leave them. NACo’s Network of Care program is a county-based Web portal to help active military, veterans and their families access services; caregiver support; job searches; record storage, and a comprehensive library of information they need in the counties where they live. The Network of Care is a highly creative use of Internet technology to help serve those who have served us. It is extremely affordable, and it works.” « close

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
Governor of Hawai‘i

"Aloha. We in Hawai‘i care very much about those who have served their country and have come home. We have established, with the Network of Care, a state-of-the-art way to reach ou ... more »

"Aloha. We in Hawai‘i care very much about those who have served their country and have come home. We have established, with the Network of Care, a state-of-the-art way to reach out to them and to make it easy to find all services, information and support. What used to be fragmented and confusing is now in one place and easy to use. We are bringing a rich variety of support tools, including a remarkable jobs board, directly to our service members and veterans. This is a huge step forward in serving our returning military members, our veterans, and their families. General Wong, Director Han, Sharlene Chun-Lum and others have helped us do something very significant. I hope, eventually, all states can provide such a remarkable service." « close

MAJ. GEN. DARRYLL D.M. WONG
Adjutant General of Hawai‘i

"We are really excited to bring the Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans & Their Families to the State of Hawai‘i. This remarkable program will be a great service, especia ... more »

"We are really excited to bring the Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans & Their Families to the State of Hawai‘i. This remarkable program will be a great service, especially to our men and women in uniform who are transitioning back to civilian life. With this tool, our returning service members can easily and quickly find virtually everything they and their families need in one single place. It is a most helpful tool that complements our total Military Force services with local services. This is an innovative step forward!" « close

COL. RONALD P. HAN JR.
Director of Hawai‘i Office of Veteran Services

"Now that our military personnel are returning in greater numbers, it is so important to serve them properly when they get home. The Network of Care is just in a league of its own. ... more »

"Now that our military personnel are returning in greater numbers, it is so important to serve them properly when they get home. The Network of Care is just in a league of its own. Jobs, services, support groups, Personal Health Records, news, social networking – it is amazing, and it is a critical one-stop shop for them, their families, and our veterans. We are very happy that we will be able to help them in such an efficient and meaningful way." « close

Ted Kulongoski
Governor of Oregon

"Network of Care represents a breakthrough solution for the elderly and people with disabilities and those who care for them."

"As Oregon’s population ages – and our older c ... more »

"Network of Care represents a breakthrough solution for the elderly and people with disabilities and those who care for them."

"As Oregon’s population ages – and our older citizens live longer – more and more Oregonians and their families will be faced with choices about where to live and the kind of assistance they need to maintain their health and independence for as long as possible. Network of Care will help Oregonians achieve that goal by providing a ground-breaking new health service for older Oregonians, Oregonians with disabilities, and their families that makes critical information available about Oregon’s long-term care services in one user-friendly Web site." « close

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California

"In California, we’re doing something simple but powerful for our veterans and their families. Through an extraordinary collaboration between our mental health and military communi ... more »

"In California, we’re doing something simple but powerful for our veterans and their families. Through an extraordinary collaboration between our mental health and military communities, we have launched a program that links together all the various resources for veterans and created a one-stop shop for the people and families suffering from the effects of war. We call it the Network of Care."

"There has never been a more important time to find cost-effective ways to connect our veterans and military service members with the critical services they need. Our brave men and women in uniform risk their lives for our freedom and ask for very little in return, and we want them to know this remarkable resource is now here to serve them."

"The freedoms that we enjoy today are made possible by the courageous men and women of our armed forces. Together, we must reach out to them as they return home, especially those who have suffered both physically and mentally. So if you are a veteran, service member, or family member, this website is for you." « close

Anthony G. Brown
Lieutenant Governor
Maryland

"We ask a great deal of our military families and our veterans, and for that, we owe them a debt of gratitude. When we saw men and women falling through the cracks of a large and o ... more »

"We ask a great deal of our military families and our veterans, and for that, we owe them a debt of gratitude. When we saw men and women falling through the cracks of a large and outdated federal VA system, we didn’t point fingers. We chose to act. Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans initiative is a national model for what states can do to improve veteran services, especially behavioral health services. We are proud to be the first state in America to launch the Veterans Network of Care portal. We hope that other states follow our example and make veterans health a leading priority." « close

Michael Fedele
Lieutenant Governor
Connecticut

"The new Network of Care Web site provides an invaluable resource for the residents of the State of Connecticut – especially to those in our communities who are looking for help, r ... more »

"The new Network of Care Web site provides an invaluable resource for the residents of the State of Connecticut – especially to those in our communities who are looking for help, referrals, support or services." « close

AARON REARDON
Snohomish County (Wash.) Executive

“It has always been my office’s priority to increase resources for the women and men of Snohomish County who have served in the military. We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude fo ... more »

“It has always been my office’s priority to increase resources for the women and men of Snohomish County who have served in the military. We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude for their services as well as top-notch services. In Snohomish County, they can be sure they will receive it.” « close

Adrienne Tissier
County Supervisor
San Mateo County, Calif.

"This is a wonderful new opportunity for seniors and people with disabilities, or their care providers, to access information at their convenience." ... more »

"This is a wonderful new opportunity for seniors and people with disabilities, or their care providers, to access information at their convenience." « close

ALFREDO AGUIRRE
Acting Local Director, Mental Health Services
San Diego County, Calif., Health and Human Services Agency

"The Network of Care has provided for the community of San Diego access to all one would ever want to know about mental health. This includes service information, local act ... more »

"The Network of Care has provided for the community of San Diego access to all one would ever want to know about mental health. This includes service information, local activities related that promote mental health (e.g. the Mental Health Board), current legislation related to mental health and how to contact one’s local representative, the latest in research and evaluation, current developments in policies and new programs, and an invitation to write to the Mental Health director.

"This culturally responsive Web-based resource is friendly to consumers and family members and makes a concerted effort to "demystify" mental health and to minimize jargon. In addition this Network attempts to link consumers, family members and concerned citizens to the various Web sites of organizations that either provide mental health services or a related service (e.g. the County Office of Education).

"The Network of Care has been San Diego’s most impressive example in putting into action the rhetoric of "No Wrong Door." This has, in turn, opened up the door to develop similar mental health Web sites across the state and in the country." « close

Ana Pagan
Director
Merced County (Calif.) Human Services Agency

"(The Network of Care) is all about taking away the barriers that prevent people from accessing services. It's about giving people the information they need to live better lives, o ... more »

"(The Network of Care) is all about taking away the barriers that prevent people from accessing services. It's about giving people the information they need to live better lives, or to find help for their family members or loved ones." « close

Angela Connolly
County Supervisor
Polk County, Iowa

"This new Web site gives individuals an incredible opportunity to access a large range of resources targeted specifically to Polk County. This Web site also is an important step no ... more »

"This new Web site gives individuals an incredible opportunity to access a large range of resources targeted specifically to Polk County. This Web site also is an important step not only for Polk County, but for the entire state of Iowa and nearly 450,000 persons with disabilities." « close

Ann Davis
Assistant Director
Lincoln County (Ore.) Health and Human Services

"(The Network of Care) is an easy-to-use, easy-to-navigate, no-wrong-door portal for individuals, families, and agencies dealing with behavioral health, addictions and developmenta ... more »

"(The Network of Care) is an easy-to-use, easy-to-navigate, no-wrong-door portal for individuals, families, and agencies dealing with behavioral health, addictions and developmental disabilities issues. And it's really easy to navigate." « close

Anna Whiting Sorrell
Director
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

"Any time you can make it easier for people to find the resources they need without wasting a lot of time searching, that’s a step in the right direction. This website helps Montan ... more »

"Any time you can make it easier for people to find the resources they need without wasting a lot of time searching, that’s a step in the right direction. This website helps Montana families, individuals and agencies concerned with mental illness issues find critical information they need in a timely manner." « close

ARLENE PHALEN HOSTETTER, MSW
Executive Director
PASSAGES Adult Resource Center, Butte County, Calif.

"The Network of Care Web site has been an extraordinary tool for us as we try to better serve our target populations of older adults, adults with disabilities and family ca ... more »

"The Network of Care Web site has been an extraordinary tool for us as we try to better serve our target populations of older adults, adults with disabilities and family caregivers during these times of fiscal challenge. It has enabled us to extend availability of our information service through the 24-hour availability of the Service Directory section of the Web site. Our experience has also indicated that the Network of Care Web site has enabled us to reach and serve people who have not been reached before through traditional outreach. Adult children, mostly baby boomers, who are searching for assistance for their parents have been introduced to our services through the Web site; soon they will be using it for their own purposes. A rapidly growing group of seniors are telling us about this great Web site - not always realizing that we are representatives of the agency that works with Trilogy to make this available to them. They use it for all sorts of reasons, e.g., for emailing their representatives about pending legislation, for information about current topics, to find resources. Professionals in the fields of aging and disability, both outside of our agency as well as within, regularly tell us that they appreciate this Web site - for the resource information, for the assistive technology information, for the Library. By sharing our resources through the Network of Care Web site, we are enhancing the quality of information that consumers receive from all professionals in the field." « close

Barbara Romberg
Founder
Give an Hour, a provider of mental-health services to veterans

"There are a lot of great services available, but the people we are trying to serve don't know about us. It was clear to me immediately that the Network of Care is the tool that we ... more »

"There are a lot of great services available, but the people we are trying to serve don't know about us. It was clear to me immediately that the Network of Care is the tool that we need throughout the country where -- in ONE SPOT -- all organizations can come together to collaborate, and veterans and family members can go to understand what is available in their specific communities." « close

Belinda Lyons
Executive Director
Mental Health Association of San Francisco

"We get questions all of the time about everything from where to get information about depression to how to interpret the language of insurance coverage. This Web site will be a tr ... more »

"We get questions all of the time about everything from where to get information about depression to how to interpret the language of insurance coverage. This Web site will be a treasure trove of answers to these questions and more." « close

Bob Cabaj
M.D. Director
Community Behavioral Health Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health

"Regardless of where visitors enter the Web site, they will find what they need. I especially see this as a valuable tool for providers to help people with mental illness match up ... more »

"Regardless of where visitors enter the Web site, they will find what they need. I especially see this as a valuable tool for providers to help people with mental illness match up with the right services, especially given a system that can be large, overwhelming, and difficult to navigate. This not only saves people time, but will help people with mental health issues to lead more independent lives." « close

Bob Egnew
Director of Public Policy
National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors

"This is an unprecedented step for us. We believe it’s time to harvest technology for use in the mental health field. It’s a whole wealth of information right at your fingertips." ... more »

"This is an unprecedented step for us. We believe it’s time to harvest technology for use in the mental health field. It’s a whole wealth of information right at your fingertips." « close

BRIAN MIMURA
Director of Evaluation and Planning
First 5 Fresno County, Calif., Children & Families Commission

"We’re very impressed by the traffic on our Network of Care site for Kids for Fresno County. The numbers Trilogy sent were informative and will help us as we continue ... more »

"We’re very impressed by the traffic on our Network of Care site for Kids for Fresno County. The numbers Trilogy sent were informative and will help us as we continue our ramp-up in terms of PR’ing the site and integrating it with our future, strategic directions, initiatives, etc. We have not really publicized the site much at all. So when we do, we expect to have great response and use. In terms of feedback, we have not heard a lot of feedback from users, but the bit we have heard has been positive. Mostly from a service provider or two whose work requires that they traverse resources from many different specialty areas. I’ve personally used the site on more than a few occasions to identify contact information and potential resources for families that happen to call us here at First 5. I could see how, for organizations specifically set up for supporting families, the site would be very useful on an ongoing basis. We want to be better at updating the site and ensuring the optimal services are listed and are found in sections most intuitive to users. We plan to look at the listings as presently established and make some adjustments in the future. In short, we are satisfied thus far, though have had modest expectations and desires; and, we have great hopes in the future for getting full horsepower that we know it is capable of." « close

BRIG. GEN. MIKE CALDWELL
Deputy Director, Oregon National Guard

“We were struggling with our lack of ability to reach our soldiers and their families before, during and especially after a deployment. By chance, I noticed the Network of Care Web ... more »

“We were struggling with our lack of ability to reach our soldiers and their families before, during and especially after a deployment. By chance, I noticed the Network of Care Web site that (Trilogy) had produced for the California vets. With our young men and women, the Web is very prevalent in their lives. We needed to reach out so that our important information was available in the medium they use every day. Network of Care provides all these aspects and more. I believe our Fort Oregon Web site will grow and have more value in the future. The Network of Care folks have been wonderful to work with and regardless of our requests, they have figured out a way to do it. It always turns out better than what we were asking for. Certainly a first-class outfit.” « close

Carmen Robles
Project Director
Santa Cruz County (Calif.) Health Services Agency and Senior Network Services

"The Web site is really for anyone who has some concern about taking care of themselves or their loved one. It’s a great resource for seniors and our residents." ... more »

"The Web site is really for anyone who has some concern about taking care of themselves or their loved one. It’s a great resource for seniors and our residents." « close

Carol Lichtenwalter
Director
Stark County (Ohio) Family Council

"Stark County is a test spot for this sort of thing, although it’s been in the works for 10-12 years. It’s evolved along with the technology. From database to using the Internet, ... more »

"Stark County is a test spot for this sort of thing, although it’s been in the works for 10-12 years. It’s evolved along with the technology. From database to using the Internet, the Network of Care is the culmination of all we’ve wanted to do." « close

CAROLYN MAUE
Executive Director
American College of Mental Health Administration

"The site that Trilogy provides to counties for behavioral health services is revolutionary, putting power and control in the hands of consumers and providers to address th ... more »

"The site that Trilogy provides to counties for behavioral health services is revolutionary, putting power and control in the hands of consumers and providers to address their own behavioral health issues of themselves, their family members and their clients in a way heretofore unknown. The combination of the ability to easily identify providers, learn information from the most trusted sources about behavioral health disorders, provide case management functionality to providers, and legislative and advocacy information on the state and federal level is a powerful tool that puts the information and coordination of information in the hands of those who need it most.

"Increasingly, those who research, provide services and receive services in behavioral health recognize that the largest problems with those who have behavioral health problems are the barriers to services and the delivery of care. This product reduces barriers, increases knowledge, and provides information instantaneously to the providers and recipients of care. It is at the leading edge in the necessary transformation of behavioral health delivery." « close

Cathy Harper
Coordinator
Right Path for Washington County, Ohio

"This is the piece of the puzzle that’s been missing," Harper. There are a lot of families that are looking for resources, so this is something that we need and have wanted in our ... more »

"This is the piece of the puzzle that’s been missing," Harper. There are a lot of families that are looking for resources, so this is something that we need and have wanted in our community for a long time." « close

Chandra Mathews
Compliance Program Manager
Area Agency on Aging, Denver Region Council of Governments

"The website is really designed to connect seniors with services." said Chandra Matthews of DRCOG's Area Agency on Aging. ... more »

"The website is really designed to connect seniors with services." said Chandra Matthews of DRCOG's Area Agency on Aging. « close

CHARLES A. NEFF
Director of Operations
Lorain County, Ohio, Board of Mental Health

"In my position as the director of operations at the Lorain County Board of Mental Health, it was my charge to bring the Network of Care for Mental Health online here local ... more »

"In my position as the director of operations at the Lorain County Board of Mental Health, it was my charge to bring the Network of Care for Mental Health online here locally. Our site rolled out live in April 2004. Since that time, we have closely monitored the usage of the site and have been thrilled by both the immediate and sustained levels of hits and visitors to the site.

"I originally approached Trilogy last fall about bringing this resource to Lorain County, Ohio, when I read of it as a suggested best practice in the President’s New Freedom Commission Report on Mental Health. When I viewed the existing sites in California, it was immediately apparent to me that this technology provides much more than just a vehicle for information storage and retrieval.

"It provides us with a powerful, flexible way to promote the services and treatment options that are available in our local community. Most people do not know where to begin their search for help with mental illness or substance abuse problems that afflict themselves or a family member. The Network of Care provides an easy, straightforward way for this information to be located and used.

"In my opinion, its greatest strength lies in the empowerment it provides to those individuals who are recovering from mental illness as well as their families. The Library is a perfect example of this. It is full of understandable, accurate, up-to-date information they can access to learn more about their illness and their treatment options. It is a way for them to really become informed partners with their treatment team and this will greatly enhance the success of their treatment.

"Another great empowerment tool is found in the legislative channel. By being able to read about pending legislation that will affect their lives, and in turn being able to easily influence the course of these pending bills is something I thought could never happen. But here in Lorain County this has become a reality. Consumer and professional groups are actively tracking these bills at the state and federal level and posting positions on them. Our elected representatives in the state legislature and the Congress are hearing from these people in a voice that is strong and clear.

"If for no other reason than this transfer of power to those whose daily lives are directly impacted by these illnesses and the laws that are put into place, the development of this site was worth every penny. At our site rollout, we had banks of computers available and some of our most severe cases attended the training. It was truly touching to watch their reactions to the site and to feel their excitement over this new technology and the promise it holds for helping them to live richer, fuller lives." « close

Chiyome Fukino M.D.
Director
Hawaii State Department of Health

"The Network of Care is an invaluable resource for people with mental illness in Hawai'i. This Web site provides a tremendous service to our citizens by helping people find the res ... more »

"The Network of Care is an invaluable resource for people with mental illness in Hawai'i. This Web site provides a tremendous service to our citizens by helping people find the resources they need quickly without spending a lot of time searching. It also provides important assistance to service providers, by helping them to navigate a sometimes fragmented system. With the launching of the Network of Care, Hawai‘i leads the way in empowering people with mental illness to lead independent lives." « close

Cindy Sill
Executive Director
Tri-County MHMR Services (Liberty, Montgomery and Walker Counties, Texas)

"Network of Care is an incredibly important resource for people with mental illness in Liberty, Montgomery and Walker counties. This Web site provides a tremendous service to indiv ... more »

"Network of Care is an incredibly important resource for people with mental illness in Liberty, Montgomery and Walker counties. This Web site provides a tremendous service to individuals in the Tri-County service area. Network of Care will help people find the resources they need without having to waste a lot of time searching. It also will provide invaluable assistance to service providers who may need additional local service information. With the launching of Network of Care, Tri-County leads the way in empowering people with mental illness to lead independent lives." « close

David Brownell
County Commissioner of Mental Health
Onondaga County. N.Y.

"Bringing the Network of Care to the residents of Onondaga County is my single most important investment in 25 years of service. The reception has been universally enthusiastic. ... more »

"Bringing the Network of Care to the residents of Onondaga County is my single most important investment in 25 years of service. The reception has been universally enthusiastic. Service recipients are especially appreciative of the user friendliness and the My Folder feature. I could have done nothing more valuable with this money."

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DAVID SHERN
Dean and Professor, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida

"I first learned of the Network of Care software when I was chairing the planning committee for the American College of Mental Health Administration’s annual Santa Fe ... more »

"I first learned of the Network of Care software when I was chairing the planning committee for the American College of Mental Health Administration’s annual Santa Fe Summit on Mental Health. The Summit focused on the "transformation" of the American mental health system envisioned by the President’s Commission on Mental Health. The results of the Summit clearly indicated that providing better information to individuals and their families about mental illnesses and their treatments is an essential element in the transformation. Literally everyone who saw the Networks product felt that it held great potential for providing this information in a format and medium that could fundamentally change the dynamic in seeking and receiving care. In July we’ll preview the software in Florida to the leaders of the public mental health system in the hope that we can begin to implement it throughout Florida. Its affordability and accessibility for all Floridians will, we hope, begin to provide immediate benefits to the families who use it and provide a platform from which we can build a more responsive, recovery oriented system. I recommend it without reservation." « close

Dion Aroner
Assemblymember
California State Assembly

"Network of Care will help people find the resources they need without having to waste a lot of time searching. It will also provide invaluable assistance to service providers, who ... more »

"Network of Care will help people find the resources they need without having to waste a lot of time searching. It will also provide invaluable assistance to service providers, who must serve their clients with a fragmented system." « close

DON FERRETTI
Executive Director
First 5 Placer County, Calif.

"The First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission is a new organization charged with achieving outcomes for the prenatal through 5 population in Placer County, Calif. By ... more »

"The First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission is a new organization charged with achieving outcomes for the prenatal through 5 population in Placer County, Calif. By partnering with Trilogy and purchasing the Network of Care for Kids Web site, we were able to instantly offer the community of parents and services providers important accurate information and resources 24/7, 365 days a year.

"Besides saving the Commission time and money that otherwise would have been spent in trying to develop a high-functioning Web site, the community of parents also quickly benefited from this partnership by being able to access information through the local online Service Directory and community organizations benefited from the many provider features of the site. An added value was that while we are involved in the day-to-day work of running our organization, we have a steady presence or "virtual front door" that is very professional and linked to the World Wide Web. In looking back, I think that our purchase of the Network of Care for Kids Web site was one of the smartest decisions we made." « close

Donald Anderson
Acting Director
Ohio Department of Mental Health

"The Network of Care provides connections to resources that empower consumers of behavioral health services, their families and service providers. This new tool can link Ohioans to ... more »

"The Network of Care provides connections to resources that empower consumers of behavioral health services, their families and service providers. This new tool can link Ohioans to vital community-based information." « close

Dorn Schuffman
Director
Missouri Department of Mental Health

"Network of Care empowers people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse issues, their families, and service providers by providing online access to com ... more »

"Network of Care empowers people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse issues, their families, and service providers by providing online access to comprehensive services available within each of Missouri’s counties. Having this type of information available and easily accessed by people who need our services, as well as their families and advocates, could make the difference in the quality of life of the people we serve." « close

Doug Patrick
System Manager
Maine Children's Behavioral Health Services

"This one-stop, community-based resource empowers youth and families by giving them a place to research their own issues, store and control access to their health information, and ... more »

"This one-stop, community-based resource empowers youth and families by giving them a place to research their own issues, store and control access to their health information, and advocate directly with legislators." « close

Dr. Arthur Evans
Director
Philadelphia Office of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services

"We want people to regain their lives and be integrated within the community. The site is part of a larger effort to eliminate racial health disparities and give consumers more con ... more »

"We want people to regain their lives and be integrated within the community. The site is part of a larger effort to eliminate racial health disparities and give consumers more control over their treatment." « close

Dr. James Reinhard
Commissioner
Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services

"I am delighted that the Henrico Area Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board, Chesterfield Community Services Board, and Richmond Behavioral Health Authority have collaborated ... more »

"I am delighted that the Henrico Area Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board, Chesterfield Community Services Board, and Richmond Behavioral Health Authority have collaborated in leading the effort to establish this innovative Network of Care Web site in their localities." « close

DR. STEPHEN MAYBERG
Director
California Department of Mental Health

"The Network of Care project has moved our mental health system forward in values-driven ways. The active involvement of consumers, family members, providers, and administr ... more »

"The Network of Care project has moved our mental health system forward in values-driven ways. The active involvement of consumers, family members, providers, and administrators has helped create a user-friendly, "one-stop" resource, useful to everyone. This Web site embodies the principles of recovery, consumer/family involvement, and evidence-based practice in a manner that allows informed choices. Accurate and timely information is essential to quality treatment and with readily available information, consumers and family members can more appropriately participate in the treatment process. The empowerment that Network of Care provides through education, information, access, and involvement is a model to be replicated." « close

Ed Woods
President
City of Los Angeles Council on Aging

"On behalf of the Council on Aging and myself, we think that the Network of Care is a great opportunity for everyone involved in the aging network to 'be connected.' This tool will ... more »

"On behalf of the Council on Aging and myself, we think that the Network of Care is a great opportunity for everyone involved in the aging network to 'be connected.' This tool will enable more people to communicate to each other about their interests and concerns with regards to long-term care." « close

FRANK SULLIVAN
Director of Mental Health,
Anne Arundel County (Md.) Mental Health Agency

“As part of developing community readiness for our returning military personnel, the Veterans Network of Care is one tool that brings together the military, VA and civilian resourc ... more »

“As part of developing community readiness for our returning military personnel, the Veterans Network of Care is one tool that brings together the military, VA and civilian resources in a single place for everybody in the community to use. It has fundamentally changed the way our community reaches out to our returning heroes.” « close

GAIL BATAILLE
Mental Health Director
San Mateo County, Calif., Mental Health Services Division

"San Mateo County has been a subscriber to the Trilogy Network of Care since December 2003. The process of identifying and mapping all services and resources was challengin ... more »

"San Mateo County has been a subscriber to the Trilogy Network of Care since December 2003. The process of identifying and mapping all services and resources was challenging for our staff but this was accomplished in a few months with the very helpful support of Trilogy - and we found even the "investment" in the startup to be valuable in clarifying the services in our system to be more understandable to the public. As mental health director for the county, I strongly endorse the Network of Care (NOC) as a unique and accessible Web-based information and education tool for the mental health community in San Mateo County - clients, family members, providers and the general public. The site is attractive and is kept up to date. Trilogy is very responsive to our requests for posting information including most recently, the posting of Web photographs of a disabled children’s art show. We are encouraging all of our stakeholders to regularly visit our site and now use the site for a monthly newsletter and posting of all training events.

"Members of our Evidence Based Practice Committee have used NOC as a "portal" for searching out practices that we are considering here in the county. Our local chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will soon begin to use the site for their newsletter and other communications. We are developing strategies to increase access and use of the site by our mental health clients. Strategies include asking staff to look up services/issues on NOC while a client is meeting with them, and we hope to have computers in waiting areas of our clinics in the near future. We also intend to expand our efforts to support clients in using the personal folder feature for tracking their services and providers ... and even as a site for their personal Wellness Recovery Action Plans and advance directives. San Mateo County is only in the early phase of using NOC and harnessing the communications power that it embodies, but it would be difficult to imagine giving up the San Mateo site at this point. I believe that NOC may prove to be an even more vital resource for rural communities where distance acts as a communication barrier. One of the challenges for small and rural counties - especially during these difficult financial times - is the initial financing for startup. I strongly endorse any effort to secure funding to support other counties access and use of NOC." « close

GLEN WHITLEY
Tarrant County Judge;
Past President, National Association of Counties (NACo)

“The least we can do for our service members coming back from war is to help them return home as successfully as possible. There is a specific program that can really make a differ ... more »

“The least we can do for our service members coming back from war is to help them return home as successfully as possible. There is a specific program that can really make a difference – the Network of Care. There is simply nothing like it anywhere in the country. I adopted it in my county – you can, too!” « close

Hannah-Beth Jackson
Assemblymember
California State Assembly

"Network of Care will help people find the resources they need without having to waste a lot of time searching. It will also provide invaluable assistance to service providers, who ... more »

"Network of Care will help people find the resources they need without having to waste a lot of time searching. It will also provide invaluable assistance to service providers, who must serve their clients within a fragmented system." « close

Jackie Bowen
Stark County (Ohio) Mental Health Board

"I am so proud of this. It’s made for consumers, and nobody has to be to afraid of it. It’s easy access, a three-click minimum. If I want to reach Trillium, for example, I get on t ... more »

"I am so proud of this. It’s made for consumers, and nobody has to be to afraid of it. It’s easy access, a three-click minimum. If I want to reach Trillium, for example, I get on the site, hit ‘Support’ and Trillium is listed." « close

Jacqueline Martin
Executive Director
Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, Ohio

"The Network of Care Web site represents a new day of promise and hope for consumers with mental health issues in Lucas County." ... more »

"The Network of Care Web site represents a new day of promise and hope for consumers with mental health issues in Lucas County." « close

Jeff Merkley
US Senator
D-Ore.

"This Web site, Fort Oregon, is incredible. Really, my jaw was dropping as they were going through the different features of the site. It has every possible aspect of services and ... more »

"This Web site, Fort Oregon, is incredible. Really, my jaw was dropping as they were going through the different features of the site. It has every possible aspect of services and information that are relevant to someone returning from overseas, coming back, trying to get their feet on the ground." « close

Jennifer Melvin
Voices for Families/Family Care Partner
Families/Family Care Partner

"I think this will be very beneficial for a lot of families." It's got tons and tons of information. There are times when families ask for information that I don't know. So they ca ... more »

"I think this will be very beneficial for a lot of families." It's got tons and tons of information. There are times when families ask for information that I don't know. So they can come into the office and we can sit down together and help navigate them through and hopefully help get them the information they need before they go to the doctor or where they need to be." « close

JERRY WENGERD
Director of Adult Services
Fresno County, Calif., Human Services System

"We had a fantastic, well-attended kick-off press conference. The County Board of Supervisors was in attendance and saw their project firsthand, coming to fruition. They ha ... more »

"We had a fantastic, well-attended kick-off press conference. The County Board of Supervisors was in attendance and saw their project firsthand, coming to fruition. They have been very pleased with the rollout. Progress reports since the rollout have shown a dramatically increasing utilization curve since the second month. Collaboration between county agencies and our County Library has contributed to a very rich Web site accessible throughout the county. Everyone in public agencies and many private citizens who have personally used the site have given me very positive comments about the user-friendliness and the wealth of information. The number of hits is still climbing. I am using this project as one of my annual report highlights in our budget summary being prepared currently." « close

JOHN E. LEE
Director, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

“We salute this great work. We are using new technology and advancing new tools to connect to our veterans. This is going to be a significant improvement. As I travel around, I am ... more »

“We salute this great work. We are using new technology and advancing new tools to connect to our veterans. This is going to be a significant improvement. As I travel around, I am going to use this as an example for others to follow.” « close

JOHN KOSTER
County Councilman, Snohomish County, Wash.
President, Washington Association of Counties

"We're the first county in the state to have it. … We are blessed with a great military presence in our state and county. There are programs for veterans at the federal and state l ... more »

"We're the first county in the state to have it. … We are blessed with a great military presence in our state and county. There are programs for veterans at the federal and state level, and many nonprofits. Now people can get it all in one place, and see what's there for veterans, active military and their families." « close

John M. Colmers
Secretary
Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

"Many veterans do not sign up for services through the VA, and their families don’t know where to turn for help. The Veterans Network of Care portal is a comprehensive Web site tha ... more »

"Many veterans do not sign up for services through the VA, and their families don’t know where to turn for help. The Veterans Network of Care portal is a comprehensive Web site that includes information to help veterans find and sign up for these services." « close

Karen Scherra
Executive Director
Clermont County (Ohio) Mental Health and Recovery Board

"I am excited that the Network of Care is launching its Web site. As our population continues to grow, it is vitally important that we expand and improve upon the services and prog ... more »

"I am excited that the Network of Care is launching its Web site. As our population continues to grow, it is vitally important that we expand and improve upon the services and programs that we provide to people with mental illness. This valuable resource will increase access and knowledge of existing services and will enable more people to communicate to each other about their interests and concerns connected to mental health." « close

KAREN SCHERRA
Executive Director
Clermont County, Ohio, Mental Health and Recovery Board

"We have had very positive response to the Network of Care thus far. Probably, the most enthusiastic response has come from two family organizations - Clermont County NAMI ... more »

"We have had very positive response to the Network of Care thus far. Probably, the most enthusiastic response has come from two family organizations - Clermont County NAMI and Families Connected, a local grassroots agency run by and for parents raising children with a range of disabilities. NAMI plans to use one of their lessons under the Family to Family education program for family members of persons with mental illness to train on using Network of Care.

"According to NAMI members, the information is so readable, so understandable and so up to date that it is a wonderful replacement for the handouts that they previously used which were often difficult to understand and outdated in a number of areas. It also allows people to ask questions about things that the Family to Family presenters may not know, but can look up immediately and be able to respond to. NAMI also has been using the legislative section, particularly important now as the parity bill passed by the Ohio House two months ago is before a Senate Committee. The parents running Families Connected are thrilled that they now have a resource not only for themselves but one they can refer others to, as they are not "professionals" in this area and they only know about the areas they have firsthand knowledge about.

"Interestingly, the next strongest support has come from our local Department of Job and Family Services (the old Human Services department overseeing TANF, Child Support, Employment, Children’s Protective Services). The staff member who attended the training and launch was so impressed with the site that he held a training for all their key staff the Tuesday after our launch! They see the value in being able to refer their clients to the site, as most people seeking their assistance have many other issues to deal with, particularly mental health and substance abuse problems, whether themselves or in their family.

"And even in a rural community, even with financial difficulties, just about everyone has access to a computer, whether at home, friend’s, or agency, like the library or Workforce Development Center.

"Our own contract agencies have also been promoting the site with their clients, board members, and other contacts. We plan to strongly promote Network of Care at our County Fair in July, a primary means of reaching a huge number of people in a county like ours, in which attending the fair is a highlight of the summer. I believe Sherri told you we discussed Network of Care at a recent commissioners’ meeting regarding Mental Health Month, which is shown on cable access for at least several weeks after the meeting. Obviously, getting the word out is a different animal in a rural county vs. an urban area, but I feel confident that we are slowly educating many residents about its availability." « close

KATE HATTEN
Military Impact Planning Program Manager,
Pikes Peak Area (Colo.) Council of Governments

“Ongoing deployments, as well as current and future DoD budget cuts, put tremendous stresses on service members, veterans and their family members. Collaboration is critical in ord ... more »

“Ongoing deployments, as well as current and future DoD budget cuts, put tremendous stresses on service members, veterans and their family members. Collaboration is critical in order to ensure that community resources are better aligned with what military installations can and can’t do; what the VA can and can’t do, and what community-based service providers can and can’t do. The Network of Care is a great tool/resource to support community readiness and help connect the dots so that we can better coordinate service delivery and provide assistance for service members, veterans and their families.” « close

KATHERINE ROVENDRO
Director of Service Development,
Anne Arundel County (Md.) Crisis Response Team

“As head of the emergency outreach team, I can tell you that the Network of Care should exist in every single county and be at the reach of EVERY SINGLE crisis outreach worker in A ... more »

“As head of the emergency outreach team, I can tell you that the Network of Care should exist in every single county and be at the reach of EVERY SINGLE crisis outreach worker in America! There is nothing like it. It has transformed our work. It has saved lives. It needs to be nationwide.” « close

Kathleen Neill
Chairwoman
Clackamas County (Ore.) Area Agency on Aging's Advisory Council

"It's like having a case manager in a box. It is a way that people can take control of their issues, and it is an educational tool for the whole family." ... more »

"It's like having a case manager in a box. It is a way that people can take control of their issues, and it is an educational tool for the whole family." « close

Kathy Anthony
Area Director
Ohio Department of Mental Health

"This is an incredible transformation of the services available to consumers and providers connecting them through one easy site." ... more »

"This is an incredible transformation of the services available to consumers and providers connecting them through one easy site." « close

KEN STARK
Director, Human Services Department
Snohomish County, Wash.

"A number of veterans clearly need mental health services. A number need alcohol and drug services or are indigent. They have barriers to employment. Many are homeless or at risk o ... more »

"A number of veterans clearly need mental health services. A number need alcohol and drug services or are indigent. They have barriers to employment. Many are homeless or at risk of homelessness. … We're going to increasingly see newer veterans coming in over the next couple years.” Stark said most veterans aren't going to search multiple Web sites and make calls and office visits. "This way it's all centralized, a single portal. I can't say we're going to provide one service to veterans and make them whole. What the Network of Care is, it's very, very useful. It's an incredibly effective tool. It just makes a lot of sense." « close

Laura Adams
President and CEO
Rhode Island Quality Institute

"This innovation was made possible through an impressive effort of collaboration and community partnership. It gives Rhode Islanders a place to go when they’re in need of behaviora ... more »

"This innovation was made possible through an impressive effort of collaboration and community partnership. It gives Rhode Islanders a place to go when they’re in need of behavioral health services, support and advocacy, and don’t know where to turn." « close

Laura Trejo
General Manager
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

"We have been waiting for this moment. I am excited about the launch of the Web site. As our senior population continues to grow, this tool will be a valuable resource and will inc ... more »

"We have been waiting for this moment. I am excited about the launch of the Web site. As our senior population continues to grow, this tool will be a valuable resource and will increase access and knowledge of existing services." « close

Linda Kretz
Director
Alameda County (Calif.) Department of Adult and Aging Services

"All of this is combined into one Web site. That's why the state is so excited, and that's why we're so excited." ... more »

"All of this is combined into one Web site. That's why the state is so excited, and that's why we're so excited." « close

Linda Schulman
Director
Ventura County (Calif.) Behavioral Health

"Network of Care is an incredibly important project for people with mental illness in Ventura County and all of California." ... more »

"Network of Care is an incredibly important project for people with mental illness in Ventura County and all of California." « close

Linda Simon
Vice President
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, Calif.

"We are pleased to participate in such a fine effort to help the broader community access health information for themselves and their families." ... more »

"We are pleased to participate in such a fine effort to help the broader community access health information for themselves and their families." « close

Lisa DeVivo
Executive Director
Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Ill.

"It (Network of Care) ensures there is no wrong door for access." ... more »

"It (Network of Care) ensures there is no wrong door for access." « close

Lisa Mancini
Director
San Mateo County (Calif.) Aging and Adult Services

"The Network of Care will be a tremendous asset to our community. It will provide another avenue for seniors and people with disabilities to obtain needed services." ... more »

"The Network of Care will be a tremendous asset to our community. It will provide another avenue for seniors and people with disabilities to obtain needed services." « close

MARK REFOWITZ
Behavioral Health Director
Orange County, Calif., Health Care Agency

"For such low cost, it’s an incredible resource that you can provide to your community. It’s the one place where you can find everything."

"First and foremost, from the ... more »

"For such low cost, it’s an incredible resource that you can provide to your community. It’s the one place where you can find everything."

"First and foremost, from the perspective of a director, the Web site has enabled the County Mental Health Department to give a comprehensive source of information to the community regarding program resources, information regarding mental health treatment, nature of the illnesses and the ability to set up one’s own advance directives and ability to communicate directly with one’s case manager and natural support network.

"Whenever I demo the Network of Care Web site for stakeholders, I am often asked to demonstrate how the parent of a child who has just been told that their child has a specific diagnosis such as obsessive compulsive disorder can find out about the illness/diagnosis, where to go for treatment, what the research says about the treatment and prognosis for recovery, and the medications and therapies used to treat the illness. Without fail, stakeholders are "blown away" by both the ease of use of the site and the comprehensiveness of the information available to them.

"When you add the opportunity to enter a chat about a specific topic, check out if there are any community events relating to this illness, and the quick and easy way to send information from articles to either a family member or case manager, or treating clinician, the power of this site is unmatched.

"As you know, embedded in this site is a great tool for helping to provide community organizations with their own Web sites. It is both easy and quick to use. Moreover, the cost is free.

"Last, the ability to track bills both at the state and federal level, as well as the potential for "virtual" lobbying of the State Legislature and Congress, make this a vital tool for change.

"You know that I believe that the recovery and treatment of mental illnesses should be based upon a chronic disease model. This Web site opens up an entire universe of information to help clients and their families to learn about their illnesses and to manage their symptoms. Ultimately, information is the greatest tool for disease self-management." « close

Matt Markley
Executive Director
Paint Valley (Ohio) Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board

"Individuals and families often search urgently for up-to-date information about the symptoms and mental illnesses with which they are dealing, as well as effective treatments and ... more »

"Individuals and families often search urgently for up-to-date information about the symptoms and mental illnesses with which they are dealing, as well as effective treatments and support services. The Network of Care is a user-friendly Web site that will make this search much easier." « close

Maureen Bauman
Director
Placer County (Calif.) Adult System of Care

"I'm pretty excited about this. It gives easy access to a much wider range of services. There are a lot of features that are really going to help people." ... more »

"I'm pretty excited about this. It gives easy access to a much wider range of services. There are a lot of features that are really going to help people." « close

MICHAEL J. FITZPATRICK
Executive Director
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

"NAMI supports the Network of Care and its innovative approach to wellness and recovery through user-friendly online tools and access to timely information. It is a resource that i ... more »

"NAMI supports the Network of Care and its innovative approach to wellness and recovery through user-friendly online tools and access to timely information. It is a resource that is making a difference in the lives of consumers, families, and agencies alike. … The Network of Care has specific tools in each of our mission areas. Research and education in the form of a library of over 30,000 current health articles; support in the form of a local directory of services, a secure area to keep personal records; and access to local legislative information. … The Network of Care is consumer-friendly and culturally-responsive. It is uniquely positioned to carry out our shared vision by effectively linking consumers, family members and service providers in local communities."

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MIKE HOGAN
Chairman, President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
President, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Director, Department of Mental Health, State of Ohio

"The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health worked very hard to find practical tools to cut through the fragmentation of today’s mental health and healt ... more »

"The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health worked very hard to find practical tools to cut through the fragmentation of today’s mental health and health care systems. We were impressed that the Internet has become the No. 1 place consumers look for health information. But most Internet sites offering this information have two major limits: They are national or global in scope and do not connect to local resources. And, they are proprietary, raising concerns about bias and accuracy of information. « close

Nancy Cochran
Executive Director
Mental Health Recovery Services of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties (Ohio)

"The Network of Care empowers people with mental illness, their families and service providers by providing online access to comprehensive services available in our community." ... more »

"The Network of Care empowers people with mental illness, their families and service providers by providing online access to comprehensive services available in our community." « close

NICHOLAS M. OSSORGIN
Director Consumer and Family Engagement Behavioral Health Collaborative
Sante Fe, New Mexico

The Network of Care visionaries are on the cutting edge of website design...I am confident you will be impressed. ... more »

The Network of Care visionaries are on the cutting edge of website design...I am confident you will be impressed. « close

Nicholas Pirro
County Executive
Onondaga County, N.Y.

"The Network of Care for Behavioral Health will ensure they (people) find what they need." ... more »

"The Network of Care for Behavioral Health will ensure they (people) find what they need." « close

Nicole Bryant
Director
Essex County (N.Y.) Community Services

"This site, as you’ll see, is a resource for all." ... more »

"This site, as you’ll see, is a resource for all." « close

PAM LANCASTER
Supervisor, Hall County, Neb.

“My priorities are God, family and country, and my husband is a Vietnam vet, so this is a good fit. … The thing that we found that we do particularly well in Hall County and Nebras ... more »

“My priorities are God, family and country, and my husband is a Vietnam vet, so this is a good fit. … The thing that we found that we do particularly well in Hall County and Nebraska is that our Workforce Development works very closely with our veterans service officer. These people are disciplined, they are ready to serve, they have served their country – so they are ready to serve an employer well. They are great employees. The problem is we don’t have a ‘connect’ with all the young veterans coming back.” Lancaster sees the Network of Care as a way to cure that access issue. “It is fantastic, but the biggest problem is that it isn’t everywhere in the country yet and needs to be.” « close

PAMELA SMITH
Director, Aging and Independence Services
San Diego County, Calif., Health and Human Services Agency

"The Network of Care has been a tremendous resource for both our staff and the folks we serve. The resources it places at our fingertips are amazing. It has been a great to ... more »

"The Network of Care has been a tremendous resource for both our staff and the folks we serve. The resources it places at our fingertips are amazing. It has been a great tool for seniors, the disabled, and their families to educate themselves, find resources and maximize options available to them. All of this helps them stay independent and live with dignity. We are tremendously pleased to be able to offer this to the people of San Diego." « close

RAMA K. KHALSA, Ph.D.
Administrator
Santa Cruz County, Calif., Health Agency

"For caregivers: One does not appreciate the wealth of information this Web site delivers all in one place until the caregiver has to deal with advocating and dealing with ... more »

"For caregivers: One does not appreciate the wealth of information this Web site delivers all in one place until the caregiver has to deal with advocating and dealing with the needs of the elderly or their parents.

"For seniors: This is a great Web site. Information is age-appropriate and is a great resource for caregivers. It is user-friendly, easy to navigate and has great information." « close

Rebecca Vasquez
San Bernardino County (Calif.) Department of Behavioral Health

"It's just monumental. There's been nothing like this before." ... more »

"It's just monumental. There's been nothing like this before." « close

Richard Burton
Director
Placer County (Calif.) Health and Human Services

"This will provide a virtual community, a virtual marketplace to be able to share information among those in need." ... more »

"This will provide a virtual community, a virtual marketplace to be able to share information among those in need." « close

Richard Nance
Director
Utah County (Utah) Substance Abuse Services

"Once a week, I get a phone call from a parent with a child in another state, looking for someone with resources. With this tool, I can give people a Web link, and they can find ap ... more »

"Once a week, I get a phone call from a parent with a child in another state, looking for someone with resources. With this tool, I can give people a Web link, and they can find appropriate services." « close

RICHARD VAN HORN
President
Mental Health Association, Los Angeles

"Here in Los Angeles, we have decided to go ahead with NOC because it is the only system we can identify, after considerable searching over years, that brings all the resou ... more »

"Here in Los Angeles, we have decided to go ahead with NOC because it is the only system we can identify, after considerable searching over years, that brings all the resources one could ask for under one roof, so to speak. For a rural county it seems even more important than for vast Los Angeles. The Library function puts at any person’s immediate call all conceivable knowledge resources in the whole realm of mental illnesses and emotional issues. The Service Directory section is especially valuable for rural areas since many needed services may be in the next county, or available only through some sort of Web-based or tele-technology. One of the greatest problems facing people with mental and emotional issues is the frequent sense of isolation. Easy access to a full panoply of resources through the Internet is a powerful combatant against that sense of isolation. Another tool of great value, although to a more limited sub-population, is the legislative/advocacy section. For rural areas it is hard to be connected to the processes in Sacramento and Washington that impact one’s very health and existence. With the legislative section of the site, it is simple for every interested citizen to track issues of concern and stay in touch at the same level that would be available to a person living and working in either capital. In sum, the NOC is a tool that is not only recognized by the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, but is eminently practical at the grass-roots level." « close

Rick Hindman
Director
Area Agency on Aging 8, Ohio

"Our goal is to give individuals the tools they need to age with dignity and to assist their caregivers in the process. The Network of Care site helps people find the right service ... more »

"Our goal is to give individuals the tools they need to age with dignity and to assist their caregivers in the process. The Network of Care site helps people find the right services at the right time. It is a great resource for folks to find information, resources, and even confidentially manage their personal medical information on the free Personal Health Record." « close

ROBERT M. SESSLER
Director of Aging and Adult Services
Contra Costa County, Calif., Employment and Human Services Department

"The Network of Care Web site for Seniors and People with Disabilities has become an integral part of the public information efforts of Contra Costa County Aging and Adult ... more »

"The Network of Care Web site for Seniors and People with Disabilities has become an integral part of the public information efforts of Contra Costa County Aging and Adult Services. It is an invaluable tool for reaching seniors, adults with disabilities, their personal caregivers, and the health, social service, and aging network professionals who serve them.

"The Network of Care Web site provides up-to-date information about the resources and services available in Contra Costa County as well as linking its users to a vast array of informative data and research on a wide range of aging and disability topics. In addition, the legislative monitoring tools provided by Network of Care have made our consumers more effective advocates on behalf of their issues and concerns." « close

ROBERT MacDONALD
Executive Director,
Pikes Peak Area (Colo.) Council of Governments

“The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) is pleased to work with Trilogy and our service provider partners to develop this Network of Care site for the Pikes Peak Region ... more »

“The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) is pleased to work with Trilogy and our service provider partners to develop this Network of Care site for the Pikes Peak Region. Developing a primary point of entry for active-duty service members, veterans and family members is one of the highest priority recommendations of the Fort Carson Regional Growth Plan. This Web site is an exciting opportunity to provide valuable information and service linkages for our military community.” « close

ROBERT TANIGUCHI
Deputy Director
Monterey County, Calif., Family and Children’s Services

"The Network of Care helped Monterey County to see other possibilities for the use of Trilogy’s format. In Monterey County, the County Library chose to discontinue pr ... more »

"The Network of Care helped Monterey County to see other possibilities for the use of Trilogy’s format. In Monterey County, the County Library chose to discontinue printing "The Resource Book" that contained information on how to contact and access services in Monterey County. Using the Network of Care model we were able to design the TheResourcebook.org. We have marketed this product to many in the county who were very appreciative of having an online resource." « close

Ron Rees
Executive Director
Washington County (Ohio) Mental health & Addiction Recovery Board

"This is an unprecedented opportunity for citizens of Washington County to be part of a state and national initiative that supports recovery and empowers consumers." ... more »

"This is an unprecedented opportunity for citizens of Washington County to be part of a state and national initiative that supports recovery and empowers consumers." « close

RON WYDEN
US Senator
D-Ore.

“This is a chance to make sure that all of our soldiers know just how grateful we are for their contributions. And with one stop, they can get the help that they deserve.” ... more »

“This is a chance to make sure that all of our soldiers know just how grateful we are for their contributions. And with one stop, they can get the help that they deserve.” « close

Ruth McEwen
Disability Advocate
Salem, Ore.

"Most people with physical disabilities are computer-literate, so this will be valuable to them. It will help them get a better understanding of their condition, how to live with t ... more »

"Most people with physical disabilities are computer-literate, so this will be valuable to them. It will help them get a better understanding of their condition, how to live with that condition, and what services are available." « close

SALLIE CLARK
El Paso County (Colo.) Commissioner;
Chairperson, PPACG Board of Directors

“The Network of Care is a valuable resource for the military and veteran community of the Pikes Peak Region.” ... more »

“The Network of Care is a valuable resource for the military and veteran community of the Pikes Peak Region.” « close

Scot Adams
Director
Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health

"This Web site is unique to Nebraska, in that it covers both mental health and substance abuse issues on the behavioral health side and gambling and traumatic brain injury concerns ... more »

"This Web site is unique to Nebraska, in that it covers both mental health and substance abuse issues on the behavioral health side and gambling and traumatic brain injury concerns. (It's) especially for veterans involved in those issues." « close

Sharon DeMasters
Executive Director
Kings County (Calif.) Commission on Aging

"I am excited that the Network of Care is launching its Web site. As our senior population continues to grow, it is vitally important that we expand and improve upon the service ... more »

"I am excited that the Network of Care is launching its Web site. As our senior population continues to grow, it is vitally important that we expand and improve upon the services and programs that we provide to older adults."

"NOC provides a great opportunity for users to have at their fingertips (even if they do not type) links to information that will be helpful in lots of areas; the latest articles about current subjects; the latest devices for the disabled or for the elderly who want to stay independent in their homes. My favorite is the ability to track the latest legislative bills. Families can create online files of legal and medical information to share for long-distance caregiving. In addition, NOC has added to the resources available to Kings In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Providers. Vast opportunities are available for individuals utilizing NOC. Although the use of Internet is not a new concept, in our particular area (very rural) people (all ages) are just beginning to get computers, feel comfortable about using the computer and thereby just now using NOC. I have a saying: "A band could march by every day, but until you need the drum, you never pay attention." NOC is there when a person realizes he needs the drum. I have learned that outreach is very important and must be ongoing and consistent. Lastly, NOC is very user-friendly. Thank you for keeping it simple." « close

SHELDON WHITEHOUSE
U.S. Senator, D-R.I.

“This new network will help Rhode Islanders and their families find the information they need to get the care they deserve. This is an exciting step forward for those living with b ... more »

“This new network will help Rhode Islanders and their families find the information they need to get the care they deserve. This is an exciting step forward for those living with behavioral illness and I’m proud that the [Rhode Island] Quality Institute once again is leading the way.” « close

Steve Martin
Senator
Virginia State Senate

"Network of Care is an exciting innovation for people who are affected by mental disabilities. The site provides immediate access to the many various agencies and services availabl ... more »

"Network of Care is an exciting innovation for people who are affected by mental disabilities. The site provides immediate access to the many various agencies and services available in the Greater Richmond area. It is comprehensive in its design and accessibility. I am especially pleased that Network of Care will be a resource available to those who live in my community." « close

THOMAS BORNEMANN
Director
Carter Center Mental Health Program, Atlanta

"I found the presentation on the site to be one of the more exciting electronic innovations I have seen. It opens access in real time to consumers, families, providers and ... more »

"I found the presentation on the site to be one of the more exciting electronic innovations I have seen. It opens access in real time to consumers, families, providers and advocates in a user-friendly way. When I described the site to colleagues from the State of Georgia, they had heard of it and were very interested in a demonstration. It is very difficult for governments to properly update and maintain these types of informational resources despite the importance of such a service. It seems you all have done a great job of identifying the needs, resources and methods of timely updates.

"The Network also is a clear response to the New Freedom Commission Report recommendation on using technology to improve services." « close

Thomas Kirk
Commissioner
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

"This is a powerful tool that promotes knowledge and information about mental health. The Network of Care makes needed resources readily available for individuals and families who ... more »

"This is a powerful tool that promotes knowledge and information about mental health. The Network of Care makes needed resources readily available for individuals and families who are dealing with the problems associated with mental illness. It also provides support and information for those interested in learning more about mental health and wellness." « close

Troy Fox
Director
Merced County (Calif.) Department of Mental Health

"Network of Care is an incredibly valuable resource for people with mental illness in every county of California. This Web site provides a tremendous service to our citizens. Netwo ... more »

"Network of Care is an incredibly valuable resource for people with mental illness in every county of California. This Web site provides a tremendous service to our citizens. Network of Care will help people find the resources they need without having to waste a lot of time searching. It also will provide invaluable assistance to service providers, who must serve their clients within a fragmented system. With the launching of Network of Care, Merced County takes a big step in empowering people with mental illness to lead independent lives." « close

Valerie Brown
Supervisor First District Past President
National Association of Counties, Sonoma County, Calif.

"In my time of public service, I found that one of the most important aspects of my responsibility to the people of Sonoma County was to deliver the facts about where we are today ... more »

"In my time of public service, I found that one of the most important aspects of my responsibility to the people of Sonoma County was to deliver the facts about where we are today and what we need to do to create a sustainable future. In Sonoma County, we deal with many challenging and complex issues involving the health of our community. Together, we have been able to leverage data, analytic tools, and information sources on effective practices in unprecedented ways. One of the key elements of our strategy to improve community health has been through the use of the Network of Care for Healthy Communities resource. This information wellspring is a powerful vehicle for change through its ability to integrate many aspects of information about health and government services in a simple, easy-to-use platform. It allows decision-makers to create programs that achieve success, by reducing obesity in children and diabetes in adults. The use of the Internet and social network tools is a powerful force for community action and improvement. Healthdata.gov has captured the ability to utilize existing data and knowledge to motivate and support healthy living as a dominant force for change in all communities in America. I am personally thrilled to find the new capabilities and information sources provided by Healthdata.gov. Personal experience in our community using data has shown me how understanding the problem promotes action. I encourage all civic leaders and concerned citizens to take a moment and understand the power of data through Healthdata.gov." « close

VIJAY GANJU
Director, Center for Mental Health Quality and Accountability
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute Inc.

"The NRI Center for Mental Health Quality and Accountability has partnered with Trilogy Inc. to develop an evidence-based practice component for both the Network of Care an ... more »

"The NRI Center for Mental Health Quality and Accountability has partnered with Trilogy Inc. to develop an evidence-based practice component for both the Network of Care and the NRI Web sites. The Center decided to work with Trilogy not just for the organization’s technical acumen but also for its spirit and commitment to public service.

"The Network of Care Web site is at the cutting edge of technology for improving access to and the quality of mental health services. The Web site is a user-friendly tool that helps consumers and families obtain information about illnesses and appropriate services. And, for certain counties, it provides an updated Service Directory for mental health services. The recently published Final Report of the President’s New Freedom Commission Report cites this Web site as a paragon for others to emulate. In many ways, the Network of Care Web site is a glimpse of the future in health care. Its consumer orientation, the use of technology to support self-care, and the easy access to high-quality information are hallmarks of what reports such as those of the Institute of Medicine have proposed as critical elements of the future healthcare system in this country.

"With its continuing enhancements, the adaptation of the Network of Care Web site to a particular county’s needs can only add value and increase efficiency where it is implemented." « close

Wilbert Forbes
Deputy Secretary
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

"Network of Care will serve as a bridge between federal, state and local services available for veterans. As a unique, new outreach and information hub, it will serve all of Maryla ... more »

"Network of Care will serve as a bridge between federal, state and local services available for veterans. As a unique, new outreach and information hub, it will serve all of Maryland’s veterans, regardless of their geographic location." « close