Behavioral Health Integration
Read a letter from Deputy Secretary Henry on Maryland’s approach to integration of mental health and substance abuse services and the July 14 memo from Joshua Sharfstein published in 2011.
Read theJoint Chairman’s Report and Consultant’s Final Report here. (last updated March 8, 2012)
This page will connect you with information on our behavioral health system and services integration, including the 2012 behavioral health integration stakeholder process.
Behavioral Health Administration Process
In December 2011, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene submitted a report to the Maryland General Assembly regarding the next steps in the behavioral health integration process. As part of this process, the Secretary indicated that a proposal would be developed by September 30, 2012 to merge the Mental Hygiene Administration and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration. In order to develop a plan to integrate these two administrations, the Department sought public comment in May and June. The Department subsequently released a draft organizational chart for the new Behavioral Health Administration. Based on these public comments, the Department has revised the draft organizational chart.
The Department has extended the public comment period through May 19, 2013. Please submit all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Behavioral Health Administration Organizational Chart - DRAFT (Posted: 04/26/2013)
DHMH is planning to integrate regulations for mental health and substance abuse services. You can read the current plan, including the plan for public input, for this process under Status Updates. Questions and/or comments can be sent to email@example.com
2012 Finance and Integration Options Stakeholder Process
Read a kick-off letter from Chuck Milligan and the seven guiding principles put forth by Joshua Sharfstein. To receive e-mail regarding this process, or if you have questions/comments, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the complete large group and workgroup calendar, click here.