Gettysburg, PA, March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS kicked off their 2018 management newsletter series with a market intelligence guide to the complex consumer market. The OPEN MINDS analysis estimates the market serving consumers with multiple chronic conditions and complex support needs—which includes chronic care management; disability supports and long-term care; mental health services; addiction treatment; social services; intellectual and developmental disability supports; child and family services; juvenile justice; and adult corrections health care—to have topped $2 trillion dollars in 2017.

“Market intelligence about the changing structure of the market verticals focused on complex consumers is increasingly important for stakeholder organizations in the health and human service field,” said OPEN MINDS chief executive officer Monica E. Oss. “Spending, spending patterns, and integration models have changed dramatically over the past five years – and will continue to change as legislation, payer policy, and technology evolve. Our goal is to provide our OPEN MINDS Circle subscribers with the most up-to-date and strategically relevant snapshots of those market shifts.”

The January issue of the OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter, The Market Intelligence Edition: The Market Knowledge You Need To Position Your Organization To Succeed, provides current market metrics in five key market sectors  key spending trends, by payer, population, or service line; population demographics over time; and a list of key market trends. The market updates, available in HTML and downloadable PDF formats, are available online for Standard, Premium, and Elite members of the OPEN MINDS Circle:


  1. 2018 U.S. Behavioral Health Market Update
  2. 2018 U.S. Long-Term Services & Support Market Update
  3. 2018 U.S. Social Services Market Update
  4. 2018 U.S. Chronic Care Management Market Update
  5. 2018 U.S. Children & Youth Services Market Update


An overview of the complex consumer market metrics is available in the overview article by Ms. Oss,The Market Intelligence Edition of the January OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter: The Market Knowledge You Need To Position Your Organization To Succeed.

The OPEN MINDS Circle is the largest and most-trusted information platform in the behavioral health and human service space. Members access content from our market intelligence team and partner organizations via daily email content and a 24/7 curated and searchable website library platform. Learn more about becoming an OPEN MINDS Circle member online at

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or


OPEN MINDS is an award-winning information source, executive education provider, and business solutions firm specializing in the behavioral health and human service field. For thirty years, we’ve been pioneers for change – helping organizations implement the transformational business practices they need to succeed in an evolving market with new policies and regulations.

OPEN MINDS is powered by a national team of experienced executives and subject matter experts with specific expertise and experience in markets of the health and human service field serving complex consumers. Our mission is to improve the quality of care for individuals with complex support needs by improving the effectiveness of those serving them – provider organizations, payer and insurance organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical organizations, and technology firms. Learn more at

Tim Snyder