Supporting Mental Health Is the Key to Happiness and Well-being

Supporting Mental Health
Is the Key to Happiness and Well-being

Experts Gather at Job Corps Event for One-day
Deep Dive into Mental Health and Wellness

Bizzell subject matter expert is slated to speak and gather at Job Corps event with top authorities on mental health to discuss the latest findings and issues on mental wellness. William Scarbrough, Ph.D., Bizzell US Senior Vice President of Health Solutions and Data Analytics brings in May Mental Health Awareness Month by speaking about Recognizing Mental Health Concerns vs. Discipline Issues at the 2024 NJCA Mental Health Mini-Conference on May 10th at Westin Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia.

Since 2010, Bizzell has gained national recognition for its initiatives in workforce development, behavioral health, and substance use management. At Bizzell’s Job Corps Centers, a student-centered approach emphasizes holistic well-being to support education and career transitions effectively. The Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC) at Bizzell serves as a pivotal resource for mental health research, offering access to a suite of behavioral health solutions, wellness counseling, and strategic resources. This center focuses on fostering robust support systems to address and ameliorate disruptive behaviors and habits that hinder success, such as smoking, substance use, and inadequate physical activity, among others. Additionally, Bizzell has developed comprehensive strategies to support mental health and combat substance dependencies, enhancing safety and wellness across educational environments. These initiatives play a crucial role in maintaining secure and healthy campus environments.

Bizzell US (Bizzell) is an SBA HUBZone-certified, minority-owned consulting, strategy, investment, and technology firm with a deep passion for the Job Corps mission and a history of providing exceptional services to the Office of Job Corps (OJC) in matters of policy, pre-enrollment, on-center student support, regional operations, and program integrity. As a data-driven and research- informed organization with deep expertise in behavioral health (substance use and mental health), Bizzell brings an informed perspective on issues that Job Corps students may face and offers strategies to address their challenges. Bizzell is committed to the Job Corps mission to “care about people and helping them gain prosperity.”

For more information, visit the 2024 NJCA Mental Health Mini-Conference. Discover more about Bizzell’s commitment to mental health awareness at

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Kwame Phillips, Chief of Staff, Bizzell

Bridging Gaps in Public Health: Bizzell’s Trusted Partnership for Vital Health Programs

Bridging Gaps in Public Health: Bizzell’s Trusted Partnership for Vital Health Programs

By Editorial Staff

For more than a decade, Bizzell US (Bizzell) has contributed to developing a wide range of services across the public health sector, including a broad spectrum of healthcare services, ranging from primary care to specialized treatments, focusing on enhancing individual health and well-being. Our clinical teams are committed to providing high-quality patient care, ensuring comprehensive support across various medical needs. Bizzell is deeply invested in advancing public health through targeted initiatives aimed at disease prevention, health promotion, and community empowerment. By partnering with local stakeholders and organizations, we address health disparities and strive to improve health outcomes, fostering healthier and more resilient communities. Our most recent campaigns have surrounded the current COVID-19 pandemic, treating substance use disorder, workforce training and development, women and youth empowerment, equity, and mental health.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bizzell has been actively engaged in the fight against the virus, working tirelessly to implement comprehensive response strategies. From facilitating vaccination campaigns to providing logistical support for testing and contact tracing initiatives, Bizzell has played a vital role in mitigating the spread of the virus and protecting public health. Through collaboration with government agencies, healthcare organizations, and communities, Bizzell has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to combatting COVID-19 and safeguarding the well-being of individuals and families.

Recognizing the devastating impact of substance abuse on individuals and communities, Bizzell has contributed to the development of evidence-based prevention and treatment programs tailored to address the unique needs of diverse populations. By partnering with stakeholders at all levels, Bizzell has amplified efforts aimed at reducing substance abuse, promoting recovery, and supporting individuals and families affected by addiction. Through education, outreach, and community engagement initiatives, Bizzell has raised awareness about substance abuse issues, reduced stigma, and connected individuals with vital support services.

Bizzell is dedicated to promoting mental health and well-being by working on programs to improve access to quality mental health services and resources. Through workforce training programs, public awareness campaigns, and community-based interventions, Bizzell has worked to destigmatize mental illness and increase access to mental health care. By addressing the social determinants of mental health and promoting resilience and empowerment, Bizzell strives to improve the overall well-being of individuals and communities.

Bizzell recognizes the importance of addressing health disparities and ensuring equitable access to healthcare services for all. By collaborating with underserved communities and implementing culturally responsive interventions, Bizzell seeks to eliminate barriers to care and improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations. Bizzell is committed to building healthier and more equitable communities through initiatives promoting health equity and social justice.

Bizzell’s impact extends beyond national borders, with initiatives to address global health challenges and promote international collaboration. Through capacity-building efforts, disease surveillance programs, and humanitarian assistance projects, Bizzell leverages its expertise and resources to support global health initiatives and strengthen health systems worldwide. By partnering with international organizations and local stakeholders, Bizzell addresses the root causes of health disparities and promotes sustainable solutions for improved health outcomes.

Additionally, Bizzell delivers comprehensive behavioral health services tailored to support individuals and families facing mental health challenges, including counseling, therapy, and substance abuse treatment. Through advanced data analytics and population health management strategies, we assist healthcare organizations in optimizing care delivery and enhancing health outcomes for entire populations, addressing healthcare needs at the community level. Our commitment extends to rigorously examining preventive health programs, leveraging health technology solutions, fostering community health partnerships, engaging in health education and outreach initiatives, evaluating telehealth solutions, reviewing chronic disease management approaches, and participating in global health initiatives to promote health equity worldwide.

Bizzell’s decade-long commitment to public health excellence underscores its dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities. Through its work in addressing COVID-19, substance abuse, mental health, and health disparities, Bizzell has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to promoting health and well-being for all. As we look to the future, Bizzell remains steadfast in its mission to drive positive change and create healthier, more resilient communities at home and abroad.

Bizzell Releases Essential Opioid Overdose Response Video in Wake of National Crisis

Bizzell Releases Essential Opioid Overdose Response Video in Wake of National Crisis

January 22, 2024, New Carrollton, Maryland – As the opioid crisis continues to devastate communities with over 136 American deaths daily, primarily from fentanyl-laced drugs, Bizzell US (Bizzell) has developed and unveiled a vital educational tool. The company has released “Opioid 5 Steps to Respond to Opioid Overdose,” a video outlining critical steps to respond to an opioid overdose, developed under the guidance of leading experts in the field.

The video’s creation was informed by the extensive knowledge and experience of Bizzell’s team of specialists, including experts in health and human services, behavioral health, public health, substance use disorders, treatment and prevention, maternal and child health, medication-assisted treatment, mental health, and pharmacy operations. This collective expertise ensures that the video is not only informative but also grounded in the latest research and best practices.

Anton C. Bizzell, MD, Chairman and CEO, William H. Scarbrough, III, PhD, and Todd W. Mandell, MD are among some of notable experts at Bizzell who contributed their insights, reflecting decades of experience in fields relevant to opioid crisis management, behavioral health, and substance use disorders. Their involvement underscores Bizzell’s commitment to leveraging deep expertise in tackling this pressing public health issue.

This initiative is part of Bizzell’s broader effort to educate and empower individuals and communities in the fight against the opioid epidemic. The video is mandatory viewing for all Bizzell employees and is accompanied by a call to action to carry naloxone (Narcan), an effective emergency response medication now available over the counter.

The educational video will also be accessible on the Bizzell and the Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC) website, forming part of an informative mini-series on the opioid crisis.

About Bizzell US

Bizzell is a strategy, consulting, investment, & technology firm headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland. Bizzell is a partner of choice for federal, state, and local government agencies, and private organizations. With a strong emphasis on innovation and impact, Bizzell transforms small ideas into powerful catalysts that drive change across markets worldwide. Learn more at

About Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC)

Bizzell established the Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC) to provide expert information and resources to support the behavioral health community. With BHARC, Bizzell disseminates new ideas, tools, and solutions to critical behavioral health issues including the opioid epidemic, substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and more. As a leader in behavioral health initiatives, we bring together subject matter experts with exceptional experience, as well as commitment to behavioral health solutions.

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Bizzell Wins Two 2023 MUSE Creative Awards for Public Health Projects

Bizzell Wins Two 2023 MUSE Creative Awards for Public Health Projects

Bizzell was awarded two 2023 MUSE Creative Awards; a Gold award for a video and Silver award for a publication, both designed to support the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network Dissemination Initiative, which aims to reduce the gap that exists between the publication of research on treatment of substance use disorders and implementation in clinical practice.

This year, Bizzell received the top honor of a Gold MUSE Creative Award in the Video-Educational category for the Reducing the Risks of Fentanyl in the U.S. This video was created in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Center for Addiction Medicine and Policy in response to rising rates of drug overdose deaths involving opioids. The video also stresses that everyone can be a first responder by carrying naloxone.

Bizzell also won a Silver MUSE Creative Award in the Publication category for the What is Fentanyl Infographic. This infographic was produced in response to the more than 80,000 opioid overdose deaths that occurred in 2020 driven by the illegally produced fentanyl that contaminates illegally produced opioids and benzodiazepines, as well as cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids. Additional information is provided regarding the impact of fentanyl on minorities, the need for broad-reaching awareness and education about the risks of fentanyl exposure, the warning signs of a possible overdose, how to reverse an overdose, and the use of naloxone.

About The MUSE Creative Awards

The MUSE Creative Awards is part of the MUSE Awards Program, which was created by the IAA in 2015. IAA’s inception was based on a mission to honor, promote and encourage creativity by providing a new standard of excellence for evaluation media design production and distribution. IAA’s mission has largely shaped MCA’s goal.

Website: MUSE Creative Awards

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