Mental Health

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.
  • Continue work to transform the mental health system to one that is recovery-oriented, person-centered/culturally-sensitive and community-focused.
  • Increase the participation of consumers, family members of consumers, parents of children and adolescents and other system stakeholders, in all phases of service delivery and evaluation.
  • Improve the appropriateness and effectiveness of clinical services by incorporating promising/best practices whenever possible in service provision.
  • Increase data-based decision-making in a continuous quality improvement environment.
  • Enhance staff competencies through the development of increased skills/knowledge for leadership and clinical intervention.
  • Rebalance the behavioral health ecosystem, reducing over-reliance on institutional care and shifting to community based care.
  • Promote integrated delivery of behavioral and physical health care for behavioral health members with high needs.
  • Support development of robust and sustainable behavioral health services that provide both core and preventative care to ensure that members receive the full complement of high-quality treatment they need.
  • Invest in support services to address the large needs of behavioral health member, such as housing and employment services.
  • Create an enabling environment to move behavioral health providers toward outcomes and value-based payments.