The Behavioral Health Consortium (BHC) is an advisory body comprised of community advocates, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and state leaders that works towards solutions for action to address prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. The consortium continues to develop short-term and long-term strategies and initiatives to address the major addiction and mental health challenges we face in Delaware.
The Behavioral Health Consortium also oversees the work of Delaware’s Prescription Opioid Settlement Distribution Committee (POSDC). The POSDC is charged with providing funding recommendations to the BHC to abate and remediate Delaware’s Opioid crisis. The recommendations are required to be evidence-based to maximize opportunities to implement effective treatment interventions, recovery supports and prevention services.
“Across Delaware and across the nation, we’ve seen a significant rise in the need for mental health treatment and services. Through the Behavioral Health Consortium, we are working together to break down silos and find solutions for Delawareans struggling with mental illness and substance use disorder. The emotional wellbeing of our families depend on it.”
Behavioral Health Consortium Chair Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Ph.D., R.N
To learn more about the BHC or to get involved, contact Alexia Wolf, Director of the Behavioral Health Consortium, at email@example.com.
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