LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Intervention.com today announced it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Brad Lamm's Intervention.com is now the first ever Family Intervention and Education group to attain the Joint Commission's highest rating with zero deficiencies. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective care. Intervention.com's Family Resource Center in Tarpon Springs, Florida is recently expanded January 3, 2017 to provide nationwide support including drug, alcohol, eating disorder, and mental health interventions, case management, family care and treatment referral services.
Intervention.com underwent a rigorous onsite survey as well as observations and interviews to evaluate behavioral health care standards relating to care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm.
Established in 1969, The Joint Commission's Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program currently accredits more than 2,250 organizations for a three-year period and this marks the first time a group specializing in family education and intervention services has received this accreditation in its history.
"This is new territory in the field of intervention, as oversight and ethics catch up with an industry that has grown up," said Brad Lamm, CEO of Intervention.com. "We're honored to be at the forefront at this moment in health care as we continue our mission to serve the nation's need for families affected or afflicted with someone they love who struggles."
"We commend Intervention.com for their efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves," said Peggy Lavin, LCSW, interim executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission's behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
About Change Inc by Brad Lamm + intervention.com
Brad Lamm's Change Inc (change.us) is a leading integrative family-based organization for intervention services that exists to provide simple and effective pathways to positive life changing solutions. Change Inc recently re-launched www.intervention.com, the trusted online destination started by Vaughn Howland in 1996. intervention.com provides direct access to Change Inc's family support team with information and inspiration to help a loved one struggling with addiction. Intervention.com also introduces the new ethical standard to the industry: Fair Care Promise. Founder Brad Lamm acquired the domain to further the mission of providing information and resources to those in crisis.
Change Inc continues to provide the newest breakthrough solutions involving crisis intervention, corporate wellness programming (weight stabilization, nicotine cessation and relational health) and referrals to treatment for substance use, eating disorders and behavioral health needs.
About Brad Lamm
Brad Lamm is an author, teacher and interventionist best known for helping people make life-enhancing change on Dr. Phil, The Doctors, TODAY, and The Dr. OZ Show. He created and produced the eight-part documentary series Addicted to Food for Oprah Winfrey. Lamm began his own journey in recovery in 2003 from two decades of addiction to drugs, alcohol, nicotine as well as bulimia. Today with more than a decade of rich recovery, he has demonstrated how even the most challenging cases not only recover health and life but a bounty of possibilities to help others. Brad Lamm is the founder of Breathe Life Healing Centers and CEO of Intervention Specialists.
Jessica Geiger Marsh
The Narrative Group
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