Over the years, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has initiated stakeholder meetings that have included the invaluable perspective of our system’s many community providers. Also, as DBHDS advances goals to move away from costly, restrictive institutional care while expanding quality, integrated community-based settings, it is interested in seeking guidance from innovative community providers to help individuals move more seamlessly between the public and private sectors.
As a result, DBHDS is now forming a standing cross-disability advisory council composed entirely of community-based providers to help inform DBHDS in its mission to accelerate and maintain access to high quality and inclusive living throughout all Virginia communities. The group is intended to provide ongoing input, feedback and recommendations that will allow DBHDS to consider, implement and monitor policies, processes, innovations and payments into the community-based provider network.
Please send in nominations for this new council by Oct. 26. DBHDS is seeking individuals representing provider associations, independent providers, independent practitioners and educational institutions to be a part of this 30-member council for the next two years, holding 3-4 meetings per year.
DBHDS is seeking:
Selection will be based on the goal of creating an advisory council that represents provider interests both across individuals’ lifespans and across our behavioral health and developmental disability services system. Nominees who are not selected during the first two-year term may be considered for future terms. Please submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org and include each nominee’s name, title, organization, phone number and email address.