Relias Learning and The National Council Partner to Move the Nation Toward Excellence in Behavioral Health

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New certification program to support behavioral health treatment providers

Working together, we’ve built a program that will deliver tremendous content and benefits to National Council members.

Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the health and human services market, is partnering with the National Council to release new certification program to support behavioral health treatment providers.

With parity, the Affordable Care Act and the recent passage of the Excellence in Mental Health Act, mental health and addiction treatment organizations have new opportunities to serve their communities. Relias Learning’s new certification program offers an interim guide for providers to advance their practices, moving toward the concept of “Centers of Excellence.”

Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council states, “We have new accountability for health outcomes, and this responsibility requires both skilled staff and effective leadership. I am excited to introduce the Certificates of Excellence program. We want to support all National Council member organizations in becoming Centers of Excellence.”

With the new health care landscape, providers, states and stakeholders will certainly be talking more about the concept of Centers of Excellence and Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers, and these continued education (CE) opportunities can help augment CEOs’ efforts to train their staff to prepare for national implementation of the Excellence Act in years to come.

Eric Masters, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Relias Learning states, “We are honored to work with National Council to deliver this certification program that can impact so many people and raise the bar for skilled staff and leadership effectiveness. Working together, we’ve built a program that will deliver tremendous content and benefits to National Council members.”

The Certificates of Excellence program offers:

  • Extensive online library offering—mental health, substance abuse, management, supervision and more
  • Compliance with national, state and accrediting training standards
  • Ability to upload organization policies, procedures and content
  • Simplified training assignment, tracking and reporting
  • Convenient training available 24/7

To learn more about the new certificate programs and Relias Learning, visit

About Relias Learning
Relias Learning provides an online training solution for senior care, health and human services, intellectual and developmental disabilities, law enforcement and correctional facilities. Relias offers unrivaled content, provides the ability for customers to create unique content including live training, and allows for the demonstration of skill and performance, all in a singular, powerful learning management system. For more information, please visit us at or call toll free at 877-200-0020.

About National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,200 member organizations, it serves more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The organization is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. The National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health pioneered Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. and has trained nearly 350,000 individuals to connect youth and adults in need to mental health and addictions care in their communities. To learn more about the National Council, visit

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