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Many stakeholders participated in the four strategic planning sessions held in Spring 2013 centered around the following Strategic Areas: workforce development, community integration, and move to managed care.  These planning sessions were well attended by DMHAS staff and stakeholders, and the feedback that was elicited is being used to generate tasks for a 3-year (January 2014-December 2016) multi-phased Strategic Plan.  Tasks in the second phase depend on completion of tasks in the first phase.  Some projects are independent of the plan, such as Suicide Prevention and Super Storm Sandy Recovery Initiative; those projects will continue.

The DMHAS Strategic Plan has many priorities in three strategic areas which are being addressed by work teams.  The priority areas are:


1st Phase Priorities -
Beginning 1/1/14

2nd Phase Priorities -
Beginning 1/1/15

Community Integration

Centralized Housing Authority

Services and

Community Support Services Implementation


Olmstead Compliance


Standard Level of Care Determination


Move to

Administrative Services Organization (ASO)

ASO Readiness and

Rates and Financial Terms/
Financial Impact Analysis


Workforce Development




Consumer Involvement



Stakeholder Communication is included in each of the strategic focus areas.  Additionally, the Stakeholder Communication workgroup will focus on specific initiatives to decrease stigma in the mental health and substance abuse community as well as improve communication and increase access to information.

Community Integration
Move to Managed Care
Workforce Development

Strategic Plan Overview
Strategic Plan Frequently Asked Questions

Managed Care

Meeting held on April 29, 2013:

Large Workgroup Priorites & Challenges
Small Workgroup Challenges

Community Integration/Service Reform

The meeting was held on March 18, 2013:


Workforce Development

The meeting was held on April 10, 2013:


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