The RESET process is focused on using employers collectively as the leaders of industry-wide change in areas critical to both purchasers and employees and their families. The National Alliance is composed of 45 regional employer coalitions across the country. RESET stands for Regional Employer Stakeholder Engagement Teams. The RESET process is being used to mobilize a five-point strategy for improving access to quality mental health and substance use services. The process includes:
- Prioritizing the need and defining the broad objective
- Researching the issues in the current environment
- Developing and refining a collective agenda
- Engaging and strategizing with key stakeholders to participate in shaping the action plan
- Monitoring implementation
The Path Forward for Mental Health and Substance Use is led by collaborative diverse organizations representing professional societies (American Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Association Foundation Center for Workplace Mental Health), health policy (Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute) and employer plan sponsors (National Alliance, HR Policy Association). It is engaged with national and regional health plans, professional societies, accreditation organizations, and others. It leverages eight RESET Regions led by regional employer coalitions across the country that work with regional stakeholders on action plans to achieve measurable change.
Efforts are coordinated by a National Steering Committee where broader engagement occurs with national-level organizations. The process enables effective stakeholder collaboration at the regional and national level and learnings and issues are also shared among RESET Regions as the change process occurs.