Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals, 2019
Developing an integrated behavioral health infrastructure is an on-going process. In 2016 the state moved from a municipal service planning and delivery model to a more sustainable regionally focused model. This revitalized regional structure has allowed for a widened life focus that is better suited for identification of population health needs and promotion of behavioral health equity in the state. The State aspires to provide equity by offering the highest level of behavioral health to all people and supporting concerted efforts for those who have experienced social and/or economic disadvantages. The details of the State’s amended strategic plan are presented in this report.