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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.

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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On Friday, Oct. 23, RI Student Assistance Services will host a Conference: Investing in the Future: Upstream Approaches to the Behavioral Health of RI Youth

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

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Providence Journal LogoThe Providence Journal interviews
Director Montanaro about improving the mental health system

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Providence Journal Logo Full Senate unanimously approves
Maria Montanaro's appointment as BHDDH Director

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