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Liberty Resources awarded two federal designations

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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Liberty Resources, which has a location at 1045 James St. in Syracuse, says it has been awarded two federal designations. The organization is now designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike and as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration. (Eric Reinhardt / CNYBJ file photo)

DeWITT, N.Y. — DeWitt–based Liberty Resources says it has been granted two federal designations.

They include the designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQHC-LAL) from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The second one is Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration (CCBHC-D) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The award of both FQHC and CCBHC designations is “particularly noteworthy as there are only 62 organizations in the country to receive [the] dual-designation,” per the Liberty Resources announcement.

Both recognitions “signify the agency’s commitment” to delivering mental health, substance use, and primary-care services in an integrated model that coordinates care to “enhance quality and efficiency.”

These services are available to everyone who needs them regardless of ability to pay at two of the agency’s integrated health clinics — its Syracuse location at 1045 James St. and its Fulton site at 14 Crossroads Drive.

“This milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to equitable healthcare access,” Carl Coyle, CEO of Liberty Resources, said in a news release. “Providing our community with Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic services at Federally Qualified Health Center ensures that all Central New Yorkers, regardless of their circumstances, receive the quality and compassionate care they deserve. That is our vision for wholehearted health.”

The nonprofit Liberty Resources provides services to nearly 18,000 individuals and families throughout New York, New Jersey, and Texas. The agency’s integrated health-care services include primary care, pediatrics, mental health, substance use, care management, and other community-based services.

In addition, Liberty Resources provides child and family services and developmental disability services. The agency also operates Liberty POST, a provider of early intervention and therapy services.

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