The SUD Program Advisory Committee guides BHARP’s Executive Committee in matters pertaining to substance use disorder. It works collaboratively, proactively, and creatively with system partners to improve behavioral health through deepening our understanding of substance use disorder and investigating innovative approaches to reduce its consequences for members, and their families.
The advisory committee has successfully completed many projects including:
- Development of a Case Coordination service description and implementation of the service
- Development of Certified Recovery Specialist service description and the implementation of the service
- Expanding the definition of Warm Hand Off and updating the Case Coordination/Certified Recovery Specialist Service Descriptions to include the Warm Hand Off language
- Drug and Alcohol Community Based Adolescent Program through reinvestment
- Expansion of non-hospital residential beds (3.1/3.5/3.7/3.7WM) through reinvestment
The SUD Program Advisory Committee is comprised of the Single County Authorities (SCAs) from the 24 North Central counties, along with system partners from the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Community Care Behavioral Health. BHARP facilitates the advisory committee that meets quarterly.