Communications aims to promote, elevate, and broaden the mission of DBHIDS. We are committed to ensuring information about DBHIDS is open, proactive, clear and responsive within the Department, across Philadelphia and beyond.
Communications facilitates all of the Department’s internal and external communications and works closely with the larger DBHIDS team to provide strategies and programs that adhere to the Department’s branding standards to engage and inform multiple audiences.
Our responsibilities include the development and/or management of:
The Community-Based Services Development Unit oversees the development and implementation of innovative community-based partnerships and strategies to help people in recovery positively integrate into their communities. Through a public health approach CBSD conducts an array outreach and engagement community building activities designed to bring awareness to the importance of emotional wellness. In addition to these activities the Unit creates initiatives designed to reach individuals who may disproportionately access services and taskforces to ensure services provided are person-first oriented (culturally competent).
These community-building activities include:
Building and strengthening partnerships with community and faith-based organizations, providers, advocacy organizations, people in recovery, and family members
Providing local community education about mental health, addictions challenges, and recovery to promote greater understanding and acceptance of the needs of people in recovery
Identifying, expanding, and creating recovery-based support services for adults, children, and their families within the communities in which they live
Working with local communities to identify and address disparities in behavioral health-related services