Behavioral Health Support and Crisis Services Analysis
You are invited to a kickoff meeting with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Center for START Services (NCSS) on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. This meeting is a first step in improving service delivery for individuals in Maine who have an intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) and a mental health condition (IDD-MH).
The Department contracted with The University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability to study mental health and crisis services for people who have IDD in the state of Maine and to make recommendations for enhancing and improving those services. The assessment will inform efforts to improve and streamline our crisis and behavioral health systems statewide with the goal of improving the mental and behavioral health of our citizens.
To assist in this initiative, DHHS is asking system stakeholders, including service providers, people receiving these services, and family members, advocates and others to participate in a 90-minute on-line meeting to discuss the analysis process, review survey tools and goals of the systems analysis, and describe the role of the Task Force/Advisory Council.
This meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
To attend this meeting, please register in advance by visiting:
If you require accommodations to attend this meeting (for example sign language or other language interpreters), please contact Miranda Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 6, 2022.
*The Center for START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment) Services at the Institute on Disability/UCED at the University of New Hampshire is a national initiative that works to strengthen efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs in the community.