The Management Services Division (MSD) is responsible for providing administrative services to meet the needs of DBHIDS and its staff, and works closely with a variety of partners to implement administrative functions. Among the responsibilities of MSD are human resources, planning and administrative analysis, procurement, facility management, telecommunications, transportation, reception, and many other administrative responsibilities. With its partners, MSD also assures compliance with the Right To Know Law, Integrity Program, and HIPAA requirements.
Transformational change requires a new way of leading. Stakeholders must have more than a voice. They need opportunities to shape and direct the transformation process rather than simply react to it. These Planning Documents are the product of Philadelphia’s collaborative planning efforts:
To improve regional coordination of behavioral health care, the five counties of southeast Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) are working together on a regional approach to specialized support services for persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
As individuals are ready for discharge from State Hospitals and ready to transition back to their local communities, the counties are developing specialized residential resources to meet individual’s unique needs. The benefits of a regional approach to specialized supports include:
Providing counties with access to new supports and services in adjacent counties
Giving consumers access to needed services, even if the consumer is not a resident of the county where the service is located
Allowing the county mental health systems to achieve operational and financial efficiencies in the services offered to individuals
Fill in local service and supports “gaps” through cooperative resource utilization
Improve the quality of mental health care across the entire region
Functions as the central contact for regional specialty services
For more information about the efforts of the S.E. Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office contact Tory Bright at: 1-610-313-0924