In late 2018, the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) launched its strategic framework — Prioritizing to Address Our Changing Environment (P.A.C.E.). The framework structured the Department around six divisions:
Division of Behavioral Health
DBHIDS’ Division of Behavioral Health provides mental health services for adults and children requiring medical, social, and educational services. The office provides these services through an extensive network of contracted provider agencies located throughout Philadelphia.
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Services and offices include:
- Office of Mental Health
- Office of Addiction Services
- Network Improvement and Accountability Collaborative (NIAC)
- Contracts and Budgeting
- Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Services
- Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Coordinated Consumer Services (CCS)
- Southeast Regional Planning and Implementation
Division of Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS)
DBHIDS’ Division of Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS) is an administrative entity under contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, to administer services in Philadelphia County. IDS works with the Commonwealth and service providers to offer quality supports and services so individuals will have choices in their lives, meaningful relationships, and participation in their community as valued citizens.
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IDS services include:
Division of Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
DBHIDS’ Division of Community Behavioral Health (CBH) is a not-for-profit 501c (3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia to provide mental health and substance abuse services for Philadelphia County Medicaid recipients.
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Division of Administration, Finance, and Quality
DBHIDS’ Division of Administration, Finance, and Quality has an overarching responsibility to support the efforts of all DBHIDS divisions in alignment with a health economics approach. The division supports the provision of services in a fiscally responsible manner to ensure the sustainability of programs and the ability to continually improve.
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Services and offices include:
Division of the Chief Medical Officer
DBHIDS’ Division of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) oversees and directs clinical strategies and clinical policies for DBHIDS, serving as the Department’s representative and liaison to Philadelphia’s provider community. The Division is responsible for the alignment, coordination, and integration of clinical initiatives, ensuring clinically sound approaches built upon evidence-based practices. Its work promotes innovation and expands gold standard care.
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Division of Planning Innovation
DBHIDS’ Division of Planning Innovation develops and implements strategies to advance the transformation of Philadelphia’s behavioral health system to a recovery-oriented system of care using a Public Health strategies.
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Division of Behavioral Health and Justice
DBHIDS’ Behavioral Health and Justice Division (BHJD) launched in 2020 after years as the Behavioral Health and Justice Related Services unit. Its mission is to address behavioral health and justice-related issues that impact the individuals served by DBHIDS. BHJD seeks to reduce stigma, increase behavioral health awareness across systems, strengthen community and cross-system capacity, support recovery and resilience, and increase early intervention and access to behavioral health services.
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- Leadership Team
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- P.A.C.E. Strategic Framework
- Grants Opportunities
- DBHIDS Study Tours