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Welcome to the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH)

The name of this Department has been officially changed to the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. The name change continues our fight against the stigmatization of people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders and addictions. With the name change Rhode Island becomes one of a number of states that are removing the "R word" from their departments serving individuals with developmental disabilities.

The name change reflects our commitment to assuring access to quality services and supports for Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities, mental health and substance abuse issues, and chronic long term medical and psychiatric conditions; and our mission to address and erase the stigma attached to these disabilities as well as planning for the development of new services and prevention activities.

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Providence Journal story on January 20, 2015 announcing the nomination of Maria Montanaro as the new Director of BHDDHProvidence Journal story on January 20, 2015 announcing the nomination of Maria Montanaro as the new Director of BHDDH
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BHDDH partners with Health Department on advertising campaign and Linda Mahoney, Administrator of Behavioral Healthcare is quoted in the touching storyBHDDH partners with Health Department on advertising campaign and Linda Mahoney, Administrator of Behavioral Healthcare is quoted in the touching story
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BHDDH and AnchorED are both interviewed in NBC10's story on marijuana use in Rhode Island.  December 5, 2015BHDDH and AnchorED are both interviewed in NBC10's story on marijuana use in Rhode Island. January 5, 2015

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers coverage (12/29/14) of the BHDDH/Providence Center Recovery Coaches program at 5 area hospitals.  South County Hospital may add the successful pilot program in 2015Southern Rhode Island Newspapers coverage (12/29/14) of the BHDDH/Providence Center Recovery Coaches program at 5 area hospitals. South County Hospital may add the successful pilot program in 2015
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BHDDH Director Craig Stenning discusses the success of the Recovery Coaches program on the WPRO Morning News, December 23, 2014BHDDH Director Craig Stenning discusses the success of the Recovery Coaches program on the WPRO Morning News, December 23, 2014
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Providence Journal’s front page story on the Recovery Coaches program featuring BHDDH Director Craig Stenning, December 23, 2014Providence Journal’s front page story on the Recovery Coaches program featuring BHDDH Director Craig Stenning, December 23, 2014
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Providence Business News story (12/22/14) on the Recovery Coaches programProvidence Business News story (12/22/14) on the Recovery Coaches program
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WPRI-TV-Channel 12, featured the BHDDH/The Providence Center (AnchorED) Recovery Coaches pilot program on December 22. Focusing on the emergency room efforts to prevent future drug overdoses. The program is being considered as a national modelWPRI-TV-Channel 12, featured the BHDDH/The Providence Center (AnchorED) Recovery Coaches pilot program on December 22. Focusing on the emergency room efforts to prevent future drug overdoses
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Providence Business News story (12/22/14) on national award given to BHDDH-supported BAY Team program that is successfully addressing teen underage drinking and drug usageProvidence Business News story (12/22/14) on national award given to BHDDH-supported BAY Team program that is successfully addressing teen underage drinking and drug usage
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