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Welcome to the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

DBHIDS Organization

DBHIDS Organizational Structure

The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) is comprised of the Commissioner’s Office and seven divisions, a structure rooted in our strategic framework — Prioritizing to Address Our Changing Environment (PACE) — in order to address Trauma, achieve Equity and engage Community (TEC).

The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) Commissioner’s Office sets the vision and direction for the work of the Department. The office is responsible for organization, prioritization, and achievement of the department’s overall goals.

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DBHIDS’ Behavioral Health Division 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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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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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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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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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 Public Health strategies.

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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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Last modified: Jul 16, 2024 @ 8:52 am