Strategic Plan

In 2008, DMH developed its first Strategic Plan in order to set clear goals and objectives for the future. This plan continues to be a road map for the public mental health system as we focus on moving towards a community-based system of care.

Using the mission, vision, and values, the Board of Mental Health developed five-year goals to address the transformation of the DMH service system. These goals address the key issues of accountability/efficiency, a person-centered and person-driven system, access, community services/supports, outcomes, partnerships, and information management.

Goal
1

To provide efficient and effective inpatient services for adolescents and adults with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Goal
2

Maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of community services and supports that prevent unnecessary hospitalizations for children, youth and adults.

Goal
3

To improve connections to care and the effectiveness of the crisis services continuum network of services statewide

Goal
4

To increase access to community-based care and supports for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities through a network of service providers that are committed to a person-centered system of care

Goal
5

To develop and build capacity of the behavioral health and IDD workforce

Goal
6

To engage Mississippians and promote the development of effective educational resources and dissemination approaches to improve public understanding of behavioral health

Strategic Plan Highlights

Strategic Plan Reports