Community Healthcare Network Partners with Valera Health to Improve Behavioral Health Services.

BROOKLYN, New York, Nov. 6, 2018,/PRNewswire/ — Community Healthcare Network (CHN), a multi-site FQHC is partnering with Brooklyn-based behavioral health start-up, Valera Health, to strengthen their collaborative care management program for patients with comorbid behavioral and chronic health conditions.

The use of Valera’s technology to support behavioral health activation and self-care, using a smartphone-based platform that leverages data analytics, will be a novel intervention for this FQHC serving patients with high-needs and complex social conditions. Valera’s technology will offer the ability to collaborate between teams and monitor patients.  Engaging patients effectively in their own health care is essential in increasing self-efficacy in both mental and physical conditions. Higher patient engagement results in reducing healthcare costs increased treatment and appointment adherence, and better overall health outcomes.

“Having run an FQHC before, I understand the need to scale up behavioral health and physical health integration. CHN is a model of excellence and innovation who recognizes the huge unmet need and is forging ahead with digital tools.” — Thomas Tsang, MD. Cofounder, CEO Valera Health

By improving communication capacity and enhancing insights into patient wellbeing, together Valera Health and CHN will empower care teams to achieve better outcomes in chronic disease and behavioral health management.

“CHN is excited about partnering with Valera to help us achieve our mission to provide high quality and comprehensive healthcare to our diverse populations. We hope to improve the connection and outcomes in our patients with the use of this exciting technology.” – Dr. Joseph Squitieri, D.O., Deputy Director of Psychiatry, CHN

Valera Health is SaaS-based behavioral healthcare company enabling providers and payers to optimize mental healthcare delivery and management. Valera has demonstrated outcomes with improved depression rates and remission rates.

CHN is a non-profit organization, made up of 13 FQHCs throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan and provides primary and behavioral healthcare, dental, nutrition, wellness, and other social services. CHN’s mission is to make healthcare accessible to all communities and provides services to anyone, regardless of their race, religion, orientation, gender identity, immigration status or ability to pay. CHN is also an affiliate member of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.