DMA Health Strategies develops strategy and facilitates continuous improvement in behavioral health and human service organizations with with strategies to: increase the effectiveness and efficiency of services, implement innovative and evidence based programs and expand the use of consumer centered approaches. We accomplish this through system reviews, group facilitation, management and policy research, procurements, and the development of effective marketing communications and proposals.

Message from the CEO

photoAs 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.

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Measuring MH and SUD Need and Capacity in Massachusetts

DMA is pleased to have partnered with JEN Associates and EBD Consulting to prepare a statewide assessment of mental health and substance use disorder needs and service capacity for the State Health Planning Council.

Beth Israel Deaconess - Milton Hospital
CHART 2 Proposal

DMA assisted Beth Israel Deaconess (BID)-Milton and the South Shore Mental Health Center (SSMH) to develop a successful Phase 2 Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, & Transformation (CHART) Investment Program proposal designed to improve care for people using the BID-Milton Emergency Department.

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.

Events & Conferences

Hidden Pictures

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.