Partnering with the Commonwealth
The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) has developed a strong
collaborative relationship with the MassHealth and other important
stakeholders, including consumers, family members, advocates, care providers,
and other human service agencies. These partnerships have allowed MBHP to build
a seamless and highly responsive system of care that reflects the individual
needs of its Members.
Massachusetts state agencies partner with MBHP to share data, generate reports,
analyze findings, and make recommendations. Regular meetings between MBHP and
state human services agencies are held to address topics, such as the needs of
the Commonwealth's youth and policies and programs on substance abuse. MBHP
also solicits consultation from the agencies on issues addressing policy,
program oversight, and healthcare to ensure that MBHP is meeting all the needs
of the Commonwealth's citizens.
MBHP also serves as the coordinating entity for numerous state departments and
agencies and convenes and leads inter-agency work groups that include MassHealth,
and the departments of Mental Health, Public Health, and Children
and Families, among others. Through these relationships, we have been able to build
programs that offer easy access, a minimum of bureaucratic barriers, and the
highest standards of care.