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Welcome to the BHDDH website! BHDDH administers a system of care that provides services for more than 50,000 Rhode Islanders with mental health and substance abuse issues, developmental disabilities, and chronic long-term medical and psychiatric conditions. As we continue to provide services for our most vulnerable populations, we also continue to navigate the changing landscape of healthcare reform. We are striving to establish and direct a system of care that provides access to high quality, coordinated services. It is essential that our services are robust, highly responsive and person-centered, incorporating the principles of self-determination, supports, choice and planning, and recovery.

Director Montanaro Interview on RI Public Radio

Listen to Director Maria Montanaro's interview regarding
Eleanor Slater Hospital on RI Public Radio with Kristin Gourlay.
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Mental Health Summit Presentations – June 8th

Opioid Abuse presentation by Dr Anderson                              "Lightning Round" Summary Notes - Opioid Abuse/ECHO Project
Opioid Abuse presentation by Dr Haddad

Innovation Before Incarceration has no written presentation           "Lightning Round" Summary Notes - Innovation Before Incarceration

Health Disparities presentation by Dr Klatzker
Magellan Integrated Health Homes presentation by Dr Cutler "Lightning Round" Summary Notes - Integrated Health Homes
Integrated BH & Medical Care presentation by Ms Plonsky

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Save the Date!
2015 Rally4Recovery, September 19 at the Roger Williams National Memorial

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Join us for the 2015 Rally4Recovery Kick-off event on Friday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. on the quad at RI College.

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The 2015 Rally4Recovery team is looking for volunteers!

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Fentanyl Blamed for almost 51 deaths in
Rhode Island. DEA Issues Nationwide Alert

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If you are a BHDDH-licensed provider with questions about the Affordable Care Act, please send them to:


The New England School of Best Practices program will take place August 24 – 27, 2015 in
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

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