Behavioral Health

Insider Insights

The behavioral health needs of communities are largely unmet but there are collaborative models of care across the country that are serving as guideposts for the future.

James Corbett, MDiv, JD


James Corbett is a seasoned healthcare executive bringing over a decade of c-level leadership experience in behavioral health. James has served as a Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics and the Nashville Healthcare Council.

Transforming Behavioral Health

Initium has a proven track record in behavioral health. Our team brings decades of experience working at the intersection of behavioral health, health systems, and the community. We understand the numerous entities involved in this ecosystem and have successfully coordinated efforts across stakeholders to address the unmet behavioral health needs of communities. Our experience working with both rural and urban communities and our healthcare acumen have helped us develop an innovative approach to building comprehensive behavioral health strategies based on national best practices.

Feasibility Studies

We support government agencies and health systems to analyze existing behavioral health services, identify gaps, and develop cost-effective and comprehensive solutions. Our team brings together physicians, public health professionals, healthcare executives, and construction experts, along with a cadre of expert project managers, researchers, and financial analysts. Our feasibility studies address clinical, operational, and financial needs along with site and facility requirements and design recommendations.

Behavioral Health Gap Analysis

Assess population needs and gaps in services currently available

Service Needs and Projections

Define services and projected utilization, current and future

Financial Analysis

Capital and operational costs, reimbursement, and funding opportunities

Solution Design

Facility and programmatic design to meet community needs

Benefit Analysis

Projected benefits to community from new services

Community Engagement

Our community engagement process intentionally addresses the unique needs of diverse populations, including people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, and people of color. We built trust with each stakeholder and community by valuing their input, through active participation, and by encouraging belief in a shared vision. This allows us to ensure that the services developed by our clients will be accessed by those who need them most. We partner with our clients and their communities to raise awareness, break down silos, and unite stakeholders to inspire meaningful change.

Community listening sessions and charrettes

1-1 and small group interviews

Social media outreach and engagements

Hyper-local influencer campaigns

On-the-ground meetings and organic connections

Crisis Continuum of Care

We provide a comprehensive evaluation of crisis care for mental health and substance use disorders. We map the patient journey, identify resource gaps, and develop solutions that reflect national guidelines and leading-edge practices, so communities can confidently invest resources in what works.

Public Awareness Campaigns

By using a holistic, public health-based approach, our team creates innovate campaigns that educate both general and at-risk populations about behavioral health resources available to help during a time of crisis, such as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Virtual Care

The hybrid model of care is the future of healthcare delivery. It’s not in person or telehealth, it’s the combination of the two that will effectively serve our patients and communities. We provide a proven methodology to simplify the strategy, implementation and management of your telehealth services. 

Behavioral Health Footprint Expansion

We developed an innovative partnership where federal funding, private partners and a health system established a sustainable model of supportive behavioral health which increased access, reduced the system heath spend on frequent utilizers of the emergency room and addressed a great community need.


Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a growing public health emergency in this country. Many people in recovery need non-standard medication dosages to successfully battle their addiction. Our expert pharmacists compound safe, personalized medication patients need to recover and heal.

Integrated Care

We leveraged state, federal and philanthropic funding along with emerging technology to develop a robust system of care which reduced cost, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and developed a sustainable infrastructure for an integrated health system.



A Non-profit recovery ecosystem dedicated to helping people live free of addiction

The organization believes successful recovery is achieved through personalized, evidence-based care and unwavering support from care providers and the community.

OneFifteen’s flagship program is based in Dayton, Ohio, a campus that provides a full continuum of services, including outpatient and inpatient treatment, crisis stabilization and rehabilitation housing, as well as wraparound services such as vocational training.

Model: Recovery Housing Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment
Location: Dayton, OH

”It doesn’t matter where you come from, our doors are open.”

The McAuley Residence

Housing for Recovering Women and their Children

The McAuley Residence, currently located on State Street in Portland, serves women who struggle with addiction and have experienced other problems such as homelessness, domestic violence, broken relationships, mental health issues, or incarceration. The Residence gives women access to health and dental services and life skills programs.

“Women enter in a state of homelessness, hopelessness, and then they transition, over a period of time, into very powerful women, ready to take on any aspect of life’s inevitable challenges.”

 — Mercy Hospital

Model: Affordable Housing and Recovery Housing
Location: Portland, ME