Division of the Chief Medical Officer
The 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.
To ensure easy access and the highest quality of services to all Philadelphia residents with diverse needs, the Division of the Chief Medical Officer serves the six divisions of DBHIDS through collaborative and synergistic strategies. The CMO and division staff identify new ways to improve efficiencies and effectiveness between the Department and clinical service providers. The Division:
- Ensures clinical best practices are implemented to guide DBHIDS in its population health approach
- Manages health and behavioral health integration, prevention, and wellness
- Administers health promotions to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians.
- Provides oversight and support for the acute services division that manages behavioral health crises