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Behavioral Health Services Workgroup

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A workgroup was formed in 2011 to guide the long term vision of the future behavioral health system. Workgroup members included legislators, community mental health and substance abuse providers, tribal providers, inpatient behavioral health providers, advocacy groups, county mental illness boards, the Unified Judicial System, Indian Health Services, the Department of Corrections, and the Department of Social Services.

The Workgroup developed recommendations by first looking at the structure of the behavioral health system and focusing on current services, gaps in services, and critical service needs. The Workgroup created specific goal areas for improving the behavioral health system in South Dakota as listed below. The Workgroup’s Final Report with recommendations is also linked below.

  1. Increase access to services throughout the state
  2. Build the capacity of local communities
  3. Develop a strategic statewide prevention plan
  4. Define the role of the Human Services Center

Final Report

Behavioral Health Services
Workgroup Minutes
Subcommittee Minutes
Subcommittee Minutes
Workgroup Members Member Listing Member Listing
February 14, 2011 Strategic Plan Recommendations
March 31, 2011 December 13, 2011 December 1, 2011
June 13, 2011 January 27, 2012 March 16, 2012
August 10, 2011 March 8, 2012  
September 7, 2011 May 23, 2012  
October 5, 2011    
January 9, 2012    
June 6, 2012    
August 15, 2012    

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