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The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh earns Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) Accreditation

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The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh earns Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) Accredit
BHCOE Accreditation has recognized The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh with a Preliminary Accreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis. BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications, and promote systems that enhance these areas. BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation occurs for organizations preparing to meet full accreditation review within a year, prior to a full evaluation. This consists of a high-level review of organizational systems to identify areas for improvement prior to growth.

BHCOE Accreditation and BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation are the only applied behavior analysis (ABA)-specific accreditations. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and accredits only those service agencies that meet these standards.

“On behalf of the more than 9,000 children we serve each year, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is honored to receive the BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation,” said Karen Markle, Chief Strategy Officer at The Children’s Institute. “For nearly 120 years, The Children’s Institute has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, young people and their families by providing a specialized continuum of services that enables them to reach their potential.”

About BHCOE Accreditation and Preliminary Accreditation

BHCOE Accreditation is a trusted source that recognizes behavioral health organizations committed to continuous quality improvement. BHCOE offers a third-party measurement system that differentiates and provides independent feedback on clinical quality indicators. The BHCOE criterion features standards that subject-matter experts developed to measure effective applied behavior analysis services. The Preliminary Accreditation audit process consists of an interview, document review and systems analysis. The Preliminary Accreditation can also be used by providers looking to prepare for full accreditation within the next year as a way to prepare for the larger survey. For more information, visit https://www.bhcoe.org/.

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