Adult System of Care
Our adult system of care manages both mental health and substance use services for adults.
Behavioral Health Services
Our behavioral health services department oversees all mental health and substance use services across our system.
Care Coordination is the systematic management of the System of Care to ensure that individuals with the highest level of need are being linked to community-based care and provided the appropriate supports to ensure that their treatment needs are properly addressed.
Children System of Care
Our children system of care manages both mental health and substance use services for adults.
Child Welfare Coordination
The Communications Department manages a variety of internal and external communications, marketing, public relations, civic engagement and community relations opportunities.
For matters concerning our newsletter, web site, social media and marketing efforts, please contact Carrie. If you are a member of the news media wishing to learn more about Thriving Mind South Florida, please contact Jorge.
Carrie Ann Perez
Communications and Projects Consultant
Phone: (954) 483-7578
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
Thriving Mind’s CQI team is committed to the development, implementation, and quality assurance of the network with priority given to those areas that impact individuals served and their families. As such, SFBHN systematically monitors and evaluates subcontractor services with the aim of improving the process, outcome, and efficiency of integrated healthcare services delivered to consumers. Quality Assurance takes place through a variety of methods, including but not limited to:
- Monitoring network providers for contract compliance
- Investigate and trend complaints and incidents
- Monitoring performance and outcome measures
- Review of compliance and quality elements of each provider through the Provider Report Card
Monitoring of a network provider’s ability to effectively and accurately execute evidence-based practices, emerging trends, and promising practices, such as, Integration of Primary and Behavioral Healthcare, Trauma Informed Care, Cultural and Linguistic Competence, and a Recovery Oriented System of Care
- Evaluate network provider services through secret shoppers
Contracts and Procurement
Our contracts and procurement group manages all contracts with providers across our system and offers procurement opportunities to the providers.
Our executive team consists of John Newcomer, M.D., president and CEO; Steven Zuckerman, Senior VP and CFO, and Laura Naredo, Senior VP and COO.
Our finance team is responsible for budgeting, funding allocations, accounts payable, invoice processing, and general accounting.
Thriving Mind’s Grants department develops resources, researches funding sources, and writes proposals to a variety of governmental entities and organizations. In addition, the Grants department prepares contract proposals in accordance with business goals and objectives, administers major contracts, and documents. Through its funding in partnership with the network providers, Thriving Mind functions as a liaison to federal and non-federal grantor agencies and subcontracting institutions.
The goal is to secure grants and external funding opportunities to implement, expand, and enhance services and activities that advance key priority areas identified in the Strategic Plan.
Thriving Mind’s Housing Coordinator and Housing Peer are committed to finding safe, affordable, stable housing for individuals with mental health and/or co-occurring diagnoses; Ensuring that these individuals receive the necessary support services to be successful in the community.
Human Resources is responsible for providing financial, administrative, and clerical services, which includes processing and monitoring accounts payable, bank deposits and payroll. The Human Resources Coordinator administers a variety of human resources activities and programs, including those related to staffing, compensation, benefits ,training and workplace safety.
Information Technology and Data Analytics
Our Peer services team is available to assist the peer community to better serve our consumers. The role of our Peer team is to:
- Answer the Consumer Hotline (1-888-248-3111) and provide counseling, information and referrals
- Provide technical assistance and training to Peer Specialists at provider agencies
- Participate in bimonthly Consumer Network meetings
- Provide Peer Specialist Support and Peer Specialist Certification meetings
- Oversee three Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Teams and provide utilization management
Prevention System of Care
Thriving Mind South Florida provides Prevention of substance abuse and promotion of wellness (positive mental health) services in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties as part of a continuum of behavioral health care for individuals and their families.
Prevention refers to the proactive approach to preclude, forestall, or impede the development of substance abuse or mental health related problems. These strategies focus on increasing public awareness and education, community-based processes, and incorporating evidence-based practices. The program’s services are designed to prevent the development of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, promoting a general health and well-being.
The vision of the Thriving Mind Prevention System of Care is to provide substance abuse prevention and wellness promotion services, raise awareness, foster collaboration, and enhance the efforts of community programs and coalitions for the enrichment of youth, families, and communities.
Research and Evaluation
Thriving Mind’s vision is that solid research and evaluation will help move behavioral health forward as a necessary and essential service for children, adults, families, and programs. Data is gathered at multiple levels and used to sustain programs and monitor fidelity. The team works with the network, community, and state partners to ensure measuring service provision for policy-relevant outcomes. The data-driven approach to manage funding to best meet the community’s needs. The evaluation data is used as a powerful tool for communicating with stakeholders.
Through the use of data collection, evaluation, and analysis strategies, Thriving Mind strives to:
- Ensure financial strength and programmatic accountability to achieve performance outcomes and standards in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible
- Identify gaps in services and specialized needs
- Identify priority populations including, but not limited to criminal justice involved, child welfare involved, individuals served in need of trauma informed care, and co-occurring
- Use the collection and analysis of data to improve the network and network provider compliance and when necessary incorporate improvements into action plans.