Recent News

Testimony Regarding Opioid Overdose Prevention and Opioid Treatment

posted Dec 11, 2017, 1:53 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please find attached DCBHA testimony as drafted for delivery on December 12 at a hearing of the DC Council regarding the two subject bills.

Testimony Regarding Maternal Mental Health and Immigrant Mental Health

posted Nov 17, 2017, 2:44 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

DCBHA provided testimony regarding two bills in the DC Council which, respectively, create a Maternal Mental Health Task Force and commission a study of immigrant mental health and substance abuse. Information regarding the Maternal Mental Health bill is here. Information regarding the immigrant mental health and substance abuse study is here.

A copy of DCBHA testimony is attached.

Purple Wave Vendor Registration

posted Aug 30, 2017, 10:08 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please see attached information for vendors to participate in the DBH Purple Wave festival.

DHCF ACO Information

posted Aug 18, 2017, 2:05 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please find attached slides presented by DHCF at its August 17 meeting regarding accountable care organizations.

DBH Strategic Planning Initiatives Director's Letter

posted Jul 17, 2017, 2:29 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please see attached.

School-Based Mental Health Plan Budget Support Act Amendment

posted Jun 27, 2017, 1:56 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

The DC Council amended the proposed school-based mental health plan during its legislative session on June 27. Implementation of the plan will be delayed at least another year, and a study group, including CSA and non-CSA members, will make recommendations in advance of the Mayor's FY '19 budget proposal. Please see the language of the amendment attached.

Homeless Services Reform Act Amendments Community Meeting

posted May 25, 2017, 9:12 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please see the attached flyer about upcoming proposed changes to the HSRA.

DBH Releases School-Based Mental Health Plan

posted May 12, 2017, 1:35 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

DBH released its updated school-based mental health plan this week. A copy of the letter announcing the release is attached. For further information, see also here.

DCBHA Testimony Regarding DBH FY '18 Budget

posted May 12, 2017, 1:00 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

DCBHA testified on April 28 before the DC Council Committee on Health regarding the proposed FY '18 Department of Behavioral Health budget. We reviewed our budget recommendations submitted to Dr. Royster in the fall and itemized the ways this budget unfortunately falls short, and in some cases goes the wrong direction, from the recommendations we made. Please see the full testimony attached.

DCBHA Testimony Regarding Councilmember Nadeau's DC Alliance Bill

posted Apr 26, 2017, 1:10 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please find attached a copy of DCBHA's testimony expressing our support for Councilmember Nadeau's bill: B22-194, the "DC Healthcare Alliance Program Recertification Simplification Amendment Act of 2017.”

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