The Stevie Awards Blog

Shattering the Stigma

Posted by Hailey Roos on Mon, Aug 03, 2020 @ 04:12 PM

  • This nonprofit health care organization provides truly life-changing mental health services.
  • Unlike physical health care where there is a commonly agreed-upon remedy for any given ailment, mental health care doesn’t have a common treatment, and Centerstone is doing the work to improve the clinical treatment model.
  • Centerstone helps hundreds of thousands of patients nationwide and has changed national policy to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues and substance use disorders. 

About Centerstone

Centerstone is a nonprofit health care organization that provides exceptional mental health care and substance use disorder services. They provide mental care, addiction treatment, and community education across the United States. 

By using a shared-service model of departments, Centerstone’s dedicated teams are always there to help out fellow staff, no matter when, where, or how. Unlike physical health care where there is a commonly agreed-upon remedy for any given ailment, mental health care doesn’t have a common treatment. That’s why, through countless studies, experiments, technological advancements, and evidence-based practices, Centerstone is constantly working to provide that clinical model while simultaneously crafting each individual patient’s unique path to success. 

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Changing National Policy

Centerstone does much more than provide for the individual; they are reshaping national policy in America. Just this year, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act was passed, which will help thousands to fight addiction. Centerstone’s national policy team, alongside many other mental health care providers, have had countless meetings with Congress members and Senators. Fighting the opioid epidemic and achieving better mental health care has to be a collaborative effort. A win for anyone is a win for all. Centerstone’s scientists, researchers, and academics are all experts devoted to growing mental health care through innovation. Whether it’s through developing smartphone apps that let their clients communicate with their counselors or making breakthroughs in medication-assisted treatment, Centerstone’s dedicated researchers are changing the world for the better. 

Mental Health Care Funding

Since the inception of Centerstone’s grant writing team just under 15 years ago, they have secured over $250 million in public aid. This is an unprecedented amount for a nonprofit of any size, especially for one in mental health care. These funds directly impact Centerstone’s ability to provide life-changing services to our more than 150,000 clients and improve the research within the mental health care industry as a whole. 

The Future of Mental Health Treatment

Centerstone’s providers are on an unending quest to better themselves and improve the care they give to those that seek their help. They have an entire team leading this cause—the Center for Clinical Excellence—because there’s always room for improvement. By the end of 2020, Centerstone plans on having another Center for Clinical Excellence entirely devoted to depression, one of the most widespread forms of mental illness in the world. In addition, Centerstone is always searching for ways to expand their care, whether by adding new services, by widening the range of locations, or by working with new partners in every community. 

Centerstone won the Gold Stevie Award for Best Annual Report - Non-Profit Organizations in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, Nonprofit, health care

Reshaping the U.S. Health Care System

Posted by Hailey Roos on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 @ 12:15 PM

  • BioIQ is reshaping how payers, employers, and consumers navigate the U.S. health care system
  • The company provides individuals with a comprehensive view of their health journey
  • Populations previously overlooked, underserved, or disadvantaged by the health care system are BioIQ’s focus

About BioIQ

BioIQ is a health care engagement and quality care gap closure company that is redefining the way payers, employers, and consumers navigate and connect with the U.S. health care system. BioIQ leverages consumer analytics, real-time omni-channel engagement strategies, and an extensive ecosystem of health care partners to provide a comprehensive view of individuals throughout their health journey.

BioIQ provides payors and employers with tools that simplify health testing programs. The company also helps organizations understand population health risks and motivates people to prevent and monitor costly, chronic conditions. Care is more easily accessible with BioIQ’s seamless connection between people and testing. 

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Recent Accolades

In the past year, BioIQ reached a major milestone on their journey to positively impact 100 million patient lives by conducting their one millionth colorectal cancer (CRC) screening - CRC being the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. BioIQ reached this milestone, often helping unengaged or disadvantaged populations, by facilitating care using consumer analytics, omni-channel engagement, and a curated network of partner solutions. This combination of capabilities are being leveraged to produce similar results across myriad other major health conditions. This milestone shows the importance of offering convenient access to care, meeting consumers where they live, and communicating via their preferred method. BioIQ also introduced several new retail service offerings, including vision, immunizations, and point-of-care screening through our collaboration with Walmart. 

With a new website, BioIQ rebranded and relaunched to better reflect the 18 million+ people the company serves. The new site combines images of positive, active individuals as part of a streamlined and modern appeal that evokes the ease and simplicity BioIQ brings to navigating health care.

BioIQ’s COVID-19 Response

BioIQ has added COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing to the company's lineup of health screening solutions. They are working with employers and health plans to get vital testing resources to those who are most in need, including health care workers, essential workforces, and vulnerable patient populations. The company is actively working with employers on a thoughtful return-to-work strategy inclusive of on-site provider access for testing as well as legal recommendations.

BioIQ won the Bronze Stevie for Company of the Year: Computer Software - Medium in The 2020 American Business Awards®.

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Topics: American business awards, computer software awards, health care