A chance to weigh in on the direction of Virginia’s mental health system. Comments due by February 29th. This request for feedback comes from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS):

Since, October 2014, the Transformation Teams have been collaborating to develop recommendations to improve Virginia’s behavioral health and developmental services systems.  In December 2015, the four teams have finalized and submitted the second round of recommendations aimed at transforming Virginia’s system. As you may know, the next step of the transformation process is soliciting public comment.

We have posted the recommendations and a webinar on the DBHDS website for you to view here. Also on this page, you will find the Transformation Team PowerPoints, recommendation themes , and a way to submit your feedback on the recommendations. The public comment period is open through February 29, 2016.

Please pass this meeting information along to your key contacts and anyone else who may be interested.  We will be posting it on our website and official social media feeds, which you can link to or repost.

Thank you very much.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send them to PublicComments@nulldbhds.virginia.gov.