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Partners Behavioral Health Management and Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions Partner with myStrength and DAYMARK Recovery Services to Enhance Services

Partners Behavioral Health Management, Daymark Recovery Services — February 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GASTONIA, N.C, KANNAPOLIS, N.C., DENVER, COLO., LEXINGTON, N.C Feb. 27, 2015— Partners Behavioral Health Management and Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions announced today that they have signed an agreement with Daymark Recovery Services and myStrength, Inc.™ to extend myStrength’s web-based and mobile applications to its consumers and staff.

This unique collaboration among Partners, Cardinal Innovations, Daymark and myStrength is designed to accelerate the adoption of client support technology as a critical treatment extender to better serve the needs of consumers in the state of North Carolina.

myStrength offers clinically-proven mental health applications presented in a highly engaging and consumer-friendly manner. The resources available through the myStrength web and mobile applications reinforce the care that consumers are receiving and provide a high level of consumer engagement through unique and
creative applications such as a personalized home page refreshed daily with interactive tools, applications and content tailored to the individual. These digital resources are evidence-based and offered through a HIPAA-compliant platform.

Daymark will be launching myStrength’s mobile and web applications as a treatment extender for 39,000 clients across 50 of North Carolina’s 100 counties to enhance and extend the level of care provided to their clients. myStrength’s 24/7 resources will complement a range of behavioral health services currently provided while offering their consumers empowering resources to help better manage their emotional health and overall wellness.

Daymark CEO Billy West said, “We want our patients afforded every opportunity to achieve recovery. Our treatment programs are designed to give the highest dose of evidence-based treatments possible. However, our available direct care hours pale in comparison to the time our patients spend on their own trying to use their skills to foster their recovery. myStrength technology helps bridge the gap between our direct care sessions and the daily lives of our patients by providing effective, easy-to-use tools they can access at any point.”

“We continually strive to eliminate barriers to care and to make quality, sustainable, and effective help accessible to those in need,” said Rhett Melton, Partners CEO. “This effort adds another tool to help achieve that goal by providing around the clock, convenient access to resources which support a person’s road to wellness.”

“This partnership furthers our ability to leverage technology to connect individuals engaged in mental health recovery to an array of wellness resources, helping them achieve personal outcomes and enhance their overall quality of life. This is good for both people that have mental health conditions and for the communities where they live,” said Pam Shipman, CEO of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions.

“We are honored and very excited to be part of this collaborative effort,” said Scott Cousino, myStrength Chief Executive Officer. “The state of North Carolina has historically been very innovative in the delivery of mental health services. We look forward to partnering with Daymark and the MCOs to further extend that innovative approach through the introduction of myStrength applications.”

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About Partners, Cardinal Innovations, Daymark, and MyStrength
Partners Behavioral Health Management is contracted by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to operate as a Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization for Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Surry and Yadkin counties. Partners operates with a mission to better manage valued community-based services and linkages that support residents who receive mental health, substance use and intellectual/developmental disabilities services. Learn more at www.partnersbhm.org.

Cardinal Innovations provides access to high-quality services through a comprehensive network of the best providers across the state. Cardinal Innovations is a community-focused organization with a history of sustained partnerships with members, local stakeholders and elected officials designed to create quality solutions for individuals who rely on the public system for care. Cardinal Innovations is headquartered in Kannapolis and operates five Community Operations Centers throughout the state. Cardinal Innovations serves individuals in Alamance, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Orange, Person, Rowan, Stanly, Union, Vance and Warren counties. Learn more at www.cardinalinnovations.org.

Daymark® Recovery Services, Inc. is a mission driven, comprehensive community provider of culturally sensitive mental health and substance abuse services. The Daymark® goal is for skilled medical and behavioral healthcare professionals to support citizens of all ages and their families with the greatest opportunity for recovery, independence and the highest quality of life. DayMark is committed to using the most current best practices and effective, research-based treatment programs to assist all individuals working toward achieving optimum health and recovery. Learn more at www.daymarkrecovery.org.

myStrength, Inc. is an online behavioral health company delivering innovative, evidence-based, scalable solutions for healthcare providers. More than 15 million covered lives now have access to myStrength.com and the myStrength mobile app through our partnerships with managed care providers, employee assistance programs and community behavioral health networks. Learn more at www.myStrength.com.

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