Message from the CEO
As the pace of change in healthcare accelerates, leaders increasingly recognize the need to dramatically improve health outcomes for people at risk for, or living with, chronic illnesses in the United States. Chronic conditions are the biggest drivers of health care and disability costs, and behavioral health conditions are increasingly recognized as major contributing factors to these costs.
Building Consensus on Residential Measures
DMA is pleased to have prepared “Building Consensus on Residential Measures: Recommendations for Outcome and Performance Measures”, a report commissioned by the National Building Bridges Initiative and released in March 2014. The report aims to promote consensus on outcome and performance measures for residential programs that serve youth and families.
CMHI National Evaluation
DMA Health Strategies is pleased to be partnering with Westat to work on SAMHSA’s “Evaluation of Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program”.
Caring Together IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project Evaluation
DMA is providing comprehensive evaluation research services for the next five years, with Westat, on the implementation of Caring Together, DCF’s Title IV-E Waiver for residential services. In partnership with DMH, DCF is creating post-discharge and intensive community based alternatives to reduce out-of-home placements and support family reintegration.
Events & Conferences
DMA supported BasicNeeds US and the town of Lexington in the screening of “Hidden Pictures” on October 22, 2013 at Clark Middle School in Lexington. The screening and panel discussion with filmmaker Delaney Ruston promoted a dialogue on stigma and the burden of mental illness.
The Kennedy Forum
DMA Health Strategies was proud to sponsor the Kennedy Forum on Community Mental Health on the 50th anniversary of President’ Kennedy’s signing of the Community Mental Health Act.
Dr. Lyman elected Council Chair
Russ Lyman was recently elected first Council Chair of the ZERO TO THREE Academy of Fellows. ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development and ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.