The Latest News

  • September 17th, 2019

    SAMHSA awards CarePlus $4M+ to Expand Services to Individuals With Serious Mental Illness

    In an article published by ROI, they highlight the announcement of that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded it a $4 million grant to expand on its Supported Employment Program for individuals with persistent and serious mental illness at CarePlus.  CarePlus said its current Supported Employment Program, funded by the New Jersey Division […]

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  • August 27th, 2019

    CarePlus Gets $1M To Expand Opioid Abuse Programs

    The state’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services awarded more than $1 million in grant funding to Care Plus Inc. to expand its recovery support services to those battling opioid addiction in northern New Jersey. “The lives of countless individuals coping with opioid use disorder will be changed through the expanded funding and further […]

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  • July 5th, 2019

    The biggest contributor to stigma is a lack of education about the nature of mental illnesses

    ROI-NJ shared an article as part of the Mental Health Champions series: “The biggest contributor to stigma is a lack of education about the nature of mental illnesses.” featuring CarePlus President/CEO Joe Masciandaro: “The biggest contributor to stigma is a lack of education about the nature of mental illnesses. Often, there are not physiological signs […]

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  • June 6th, 2019

    New Transportation Fund Launched

    At the 21st Annual Courage Awards Gala on June 4, 2019, the CarePlus Foundation launched the “Transportation Fund” to help to remove a major obstacle to care. CarePlus considers “Access to Social Supports and Services” to be the fourth pillar of Integrated Behavioral Health Care. The CarePlus Foundation has had grant allocations that address the […]

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  • May 23rd, 2019

    CarePlus Welcomes Daniel Finch, MD as VP of Population Health Strategies

    In an article by ROI NJ, they discuss the future of healthcare and how CarePlus NJ  and others plan to improve it’s services and access to care. CarePlus NJ, a pioneer in primary and behavioral health care services, has named Dr. Daniel Finch the Vice President of population health strategies and director of psychiatric urgent […]

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  • May 6th, 2019

    2019 NJBIZ Health Care Heroes finalists

      The NJBIZ Health Care Hero awards honor individuals, and organizations, making a positive impact on the condition of health care in the state. Congratulations to Tara Augustine, Chief Executive Officer for the Paradigm Therapeutic Day School for being a 2019 Health Care Hero Finalist. Read more on this here:

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  • May 5th, 2019

    What Are the Signs of Mental Illness in Children?

    In an article by Metro Kids, they cover the signs of Mental Illness that Parents should be watching for in their children.  It is important for parents to understand the difference in their child’s behavior. “The fact is one in five children in this country have a mental-health issue, says Jaime Arlia, Associate Vice President […]

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  • April 18th, 2019

    CarePlus Taking Referrals for Outpatient Detox Program

    As part of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic continuum of care, CarePlus has debuted the Outpatient Detox Program, also known as Ambulatory Withdrawal Management. NJBIZ shared the news to the public in an article titled “CarePlus expands outpatient addiction services”: The service line will be led by Ellery Tarife, an advanced practice nurse. The […]

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  • April 12th, 2019


    In an article by NJ Spotlight, it covers the status of CCBHC’s funding regarding the extensions for the program which the deadline was set for the end of June 2019. Unless Congress acts quickly, funding for Community Based Behavioral Health and Addiction Services will end, limiting the access to care for thousands of individuals in […]

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  • April 2nd, 2019

    Medicaid removes prior authorization requirements for opioid addiction treatment medication

    In an article by NJBIZ , they discuss the new Medicaid requirements for Medical Assisted Treatment.  NJ Human Service Commissioner Carole Johnson, announces that Medicaid plans will no longer require patients to wait for permission to medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction. This lift has increased access to care for Medicaid patients looking for treatment. […]

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