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Certified Peer Specialist Training Applications Being Accepted

June 15, 2016

Do you know someone who has a lived mental health experience who would be an excellent candidate for the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) profession? CPS applications will be accepted from July 6-27, 2016, 3 p.m., for the Philadelphia DBHIDS Sponsored CPS Training. Applications must be submitted by July 6- July 27, 2016, 3 p.m. There […]

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Penn Study Finds Drawbacks to Cost-Saving Measures in Public Mental Health Clinics

Philly Voice   -   June 9, 2016

We would like to call your attention to recent research on the impact of staffing models on the delivery of behavioral health services. The study, conducted by partners at the University of Pennsylvania, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, is one of the first to investigate the relation between independent contractor employment status […]

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New Homeless Outreach Strategy to Be Discussed at Press Conference

May 13, 2016

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has announced plans to discuss a new homeless outreach strategy in Center City with the leaders of the Office of Supportive Housing and DBHIDS. WHO Mayor Jim Kenney Liz Hersh, Director of the Office of Supportive Housing Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Commissioner, DBHIDS Stephanie B. Thomas, Project Manager, The Food and […]

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Nominations Sought for Points of Transformation Awards

May 13, 2016

Nominations are now being accepted for the 16th annual Points of Transformation Awards to be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. We welcome nominations of those direct service professionals who have committed their careers to supporting people with intellectual disabilities and exemplify the Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services motto, “It’s all about community!” Consider the people […]

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International Health Officials Visit DBHIDS

April 27, 2016

On April 5, 2016, 18 international health officials came together at DBHIDS for a “meeting of the minds.” The leaders, representing eight countries throughout North America, Europe, and Oceania (including Australia and New Zealand), came to Philadelphia after hearing about the innovative public health strategies we are using to address and improve behavioral health outcomes in our […]

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Commissioner Evans Named Philadelphia ‘Power Person’

Philly Happenings   -   April 20, 2016

Commissioner Arthur C. Evans, Ph.D., has been named the winner of the 2016 Philly Happenings List in the Power Person category. The award is sponsored by Philly Happenings, Philadelphia’s premier digital magazine. The Happenings List is the city’s People’s Choice competition, voted on by the people of Philadelphia, and features all of the best Philly […]

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2015 Provider Satisfaction Survey Is Available

April 14, 2016

Each year, as part of the Performance Evaluation Performance Summary required by the State, Community Behavioral Health (CBH)  produces a Provider Satisfaction Survey (PSS) for its network of providers. The PSS is open from the end of November until the beginning of January each year. The survey is available on Survey Monkey and can be […]

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Call for EBP Open House Applicants

April 14, 2016

DBHIDS has extended the application deadline for our upcoming Evidence-based Practice (EBP) Open House on July 12th. This year’s focus will be on bringing together providers, families, and recipients of services to learn about how EBPs support resilience and recovery. Organizations engaged in evidence-based practice are invited to submit an application for review. Please note: […]

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Certified Peer Specialist Training Applications Being Accepted

April 1, 2016

Do you know someone who has a lived mental health experience who would be an excellent candidate for the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) profession? We are now accepting applications for the Philadelphia DBHIDS Sponsored Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training. Applications must be submitted by April 1 – April 20, 2016, 3 p.m. There will be […]

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Heat Safety Policy

March 31, 2016

As warmer weather is upon us, please find below links to the DBHIDS Heat Safety Policy and accompanying educational materials. The policy contains safety measures for the following Office of Mental Health and Office of Addiction Services funded programs:  residential programs (includes congregate, individual living arrangements and recovery houses), licensed drug and alcohol facilities, and […]

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