Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, 2021
The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) is the State Mental Health Authority and the Co- Single State Authority for Substance Misuse with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for the purposes of substance misuse education, prevention, and treatment programs. All policy, planning and oversight of substance misuse education, prevention and treatment funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration are under the auspices of BHDDH. BHDDH departmental leadership and key stakeholders, who have a vested interest in prevention, have collaborated to develop the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan for Substance Misuse Prevention. The purpose of this plan is to outline BHDDH’s primary goals and strategies to strengthen the infrastructure and to provide funding support at the State and community-level to prevent and reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs across the lifespan. The strategic plan establishes goals and objectives, priority populations and substances to target with various funding streams administered by BHDDH. The plan also incorporates data guided prevention-specific objectives and strategies from the larger, department wide 2019-2024 Strategic Plan and informs policy priorities for the Prevention Advisory Committee of the Governor’s Council on Behavioral Health.
To read the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan for Substance Misuse Prevention, click here.