Multi State Collaborative

multi state collaborative

Organized by mdlogix, home of the bhworks student mental health software system


The Multi State Collaborative was established in spring 2022 to enable those working to prevent, treat and solve youth behavioral and mental health issues to collectively share best practices across states. Participants, including presenters, are from Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, Maryland, Delaware, Kansas, and more. 

The collaborative meets every quarter (invitation only) for one hour. Please email Marjorie McKee, mdlogix VP for marketing and communications, , to receive an invitation to the next meeting.

Recordings of the quarterly meetings will be available on this page. In between meetings, we encourage you to “Meet Me at This Spot.”


Multi State Online Collaborative: Meet Me at This Spot

A Private Online Active Forum for Collaborative Members

We encourage you in between meetings to “Meet Me at This Online Spot.” to gather, talk, share ideas, experiences, challenges, and information, contribute, ask questions, answer questions, and collectively push to solve youth behavioral and mental health issues in the United States. We can achieve this goal together, as disruptors and innovators.

Next Quarter Meeting: 4th Quarter Meeting: November date and topic TBD.

Questions about the Multi State Collaborative can be emailed to

Third Quarter Meeting: Sept. 27, 2023 Youth Suicide Ideation Treatment: Provider Training & Workforce Augmentation

Welcome and Multi State Collaborative Overview and Resources:

Aaditya Goswami, mdlogix CEO;

David Jobes, PhD, Founder of CAMS-Care. LLC

The Hope Institute’s CEO Derek Lee, PhD

A new model combining an innovative technology infrastructure–bhworks student mental health software system–with evidence-based treatment in collaboration with The Hope Institute and CAMS-Care, LLC.

The Institute specializes in outpatient, short-term crisis intervention and stabilization for individuals experiencing suicidal ideation. It utilizes the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) framework and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), two evidence-based practices that have been proven to effectively treat suicidal ideation.

Second Quarter Meeting: May 19, 2023 Topic: Data Collection and Its Use.

Welcome and Multi State Collaborative Overview and Resources:
Marjorie McKee, VP, marketing and communications, mdlogix

Scott Hutchins, School Mental Health and Medicaid Consultant, Michigan Dept of Education – statewide view of de-identified student mental health data;

Kristy Alimenti, Ed.S., Mental Health Services & Systems Coordinator, Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (ISD), Escanaba, Michigan – implementing bhworks software since fall 2021

Collecting Data in Real Time is a Game Changer:

Find behavioral health factors; Understand what’s driving outcomes; Address health disparities; Identify areas of need; Discover population trends; Forecast costs; Generate reports for funders.

First Quarter Meeting: Feb. 23, 2023 Topic: Medicaid Expansion Funds & Student Mental Health Services

Welcome and Multi State Collaborative Overview and Resources:
Marjorie McKee, VP, marketing and communications, mdlogix

Using Medicaid Expansion Funds for Student Mental Health Services Speakers: 

Kevin Bauer, PhD, Medicaid School Services Policy Specialist, Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services

Scott Hutchins, School Mental Health and Medicaid Consultant, Michigan Dept. of Education

Using Medicaid expansion funds to improve student mental health outcomes is possible. Follow Michigan’s model on how to accomplish this within your state HHS and DOE departments. Increase provider reimbursement and participation, and use software technology to increase efficiency and generate outcomes data. See Medicaid presentation below for more information. 


Fourth Quarter Meeting: Nov. 30, 2022 Topic: How to Successfully Universal Screen K-12 Students

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Welcome and Multi State Collaborative Overview and Resources:
Marjorie McKee, VP, marketing and communications, mdlogix

Julie Coupler Emig. executive director, Education Plus Health and the Pennsylvania School-Based Health Alliance.

She discussed how nurses in school-based health centers screen students. 

Kristen Johnson, former director of social work services with Dover Area School District in Pennsylvania. In that role, she led universal screening for grades 7 and 9 starting in 2018, and started to expand to grades 6-12.

We shared basic steps, challenges, successes, and resources to make you feel confident in screening and doing so successfully. See helpful resources links below:

One-hour mdlogix webinar on Screening Students with Confidence – Kirsten Johnson

Link to Dover Area School District article

National Center for School Mental Health: Quality Guide



Wrap Up

Third Quarter Meeting: Sept. 8, 2022 Topic: Mobile Crisis

Welcome and Multi State Collaborative Overview and Resources:
Marjorie McKee, VP, marketing and communications, mdlogix


Using Mobile Crisis Teams to Address Student Mental Health
Camden Webb, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, Solano County Office of Education, Calif.




Positive Outcomes and Challenges to Mobile Crisis Teams


Wrap Up

2nd Quarter Meeting: May 18, 2022

Welcome and PA Student Assistance Program (SAP) Overview: Tita Atte, MPH, CPH – Director, Mental Health Screening, Center for Family Intervention Science, Drexel University and CoChair, Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative (BHLC) of Pa 

Summary of the Michigan 31n/ISD program: Scott Hutchins, Medicaid/Mental Health Consultant, Michigan Dept. of Education 

Behavioral Health Screen (BHS) as a common Pennsylvania screener: Guy Diamond, PhD, Director, Center for Family Intervention Science, Drexel University and BHLC of Pa CoChair 

Questions/Discussion about the BHS 
Michigan case study: Margot Lechlak, Mental Health Coordinator, Monroe County Intermediate School District (ISD) 

Questions/Discussion about Monroe

County case study 

Poll about Future Meeting Topics & Conclusion

Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative (BHLC) of Pennsylvania

Our mission: For over a decade, stakeholders across Pennsylvania have been helping organizations establish and implement policies and procedures that support statewide youth suicide prevention efforts. 

This interdisciplinary team has grown to include hundreds of organizations, including healthcare providers, schools, mental health agencies, drug & alcohol agencies, Student Assistance Program liaisons, colleges, universities, and crisis responders.

We continue to strengthen and grow this network of people working towards the same goal – to prevent suicide and support the behavioral health needs of people across Pennsylvania.

BHLC Grant Writing Group – past meetings, resources, grant announcements, and more:

Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative (BHLC) of Michigan

Our mission: Collaborate to reduce youth suicides and strengthen the mental health of school-aged children, adolescents, and their families in a comprehensive, statewide approach.

Through the Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative (BHLC) of Michigan, education and mental health professionals and organizations from across the state will seamlessly work together to identify and support students at risk of behavioral health issues.

Our Goals:

  • Share Best Practices and Resources
  • Host Professional Trainings
  • Engage in Public Awareness Efforts around Mental Health Issues and Resources