John Frana and Linda Potts attended the National Council for Behavioral Health conference

Rockford, IL; March 16, 2016 – John Frana, President and Linda Potts, Vice President of theFranaGroup, a national healthcare consulting firm based in Rockford, Illinois, attended the National Council for Behavioral Health conference March 7th and 8th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,500 member organizations, it serves more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addictions disorders. The organization is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality behavioral health care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. Many behavioral health organizations are looking to partner with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) or become one themselves in an effort to integrate primary medical services with the mental health needs of their communities.

theFranaGroup specializes in supporting FQHCs before application, throughout the application process and after funding designation; presenting best practices at conferences for Health Centers, healthcare administrators and others involved directly in providing for the health of communities around the nation.

About theFranaGroup

theFranaGroup, founded in 1999, is a healthcare consulting firm that provides solutions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), including a wide array of services tailored to Community Health Center operations and strategy, both before and after funding. With a proven track record of success, theFranaGroup offers a variety of services to achieve and maintain FQHC status including grant writing, strategic planning, management consulting and Board and staff development. The firm has helped clients earn more than $1 billion in direct funding and enhanced billing capabilities. In 2014 alone, theFranaGroup client clinics served more than 525,000 unduplicated patients with approximately 1,600,000 patient visits. As a result, these healthcare facilities better served their communities and improved the overall access and quality of health services provided to the most at-risk populations.