Alliance Vision and Guiding Principles for our policy work:
Vision: The behavioral health care needs of Mainers are met with the highest quality and most compassionate care available, in the least restrictive environment, in their home communities.
Our Members are committed to:
- STRENGTHENING YOUTH, ADULTS, FAMILIES, and COMMUNITIES
- SUPPORTING RECOVERY READY COMMUNITIES
- EXPANDING ACCESS TO PREVENTION, TREATMENT & RECOVERY SERVICES
- ENHANCING INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
Guiding Principles for a Robust System of Care:
- Communities in Maine have a robust behavioral health system in place – from prevention through treatment and into peer recovery support.
- Access to behavioral health care is available to all Mainers who need and/or seek care.
- Treatment matches the level of need, and a continuum of services is available.
- All treatment is provided through the lens of a recovery oriented system.
- Staff are treated with dignity and respect, and offered a supported learning environment.
- Behavioral health care and physical health care are integrated into a continuous system.
Current Maine Policy Work:
Click here to see our policy and legislative initiatives for the 131st Maine State Legislature 2023-2024.
The Alliance also works with the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), the Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS), and the Office of Mainecare Services (OMS) to create rules and regulations that both enhance service delivery and assure access across our state to quality, evidence based mental health and substance use treatment services.
Current National Policy Work:
Click here to see what initiatives we are working on with our national partner, The National Council on Behavioral Health.
Click here for our Archive from 2021-2022 work in the 130th Maine State Legislature.
Click here for our Archive from 2019-2020 work in the 129th Maine State Legislature.
Click here for our Archive from 2017-2018 work in the 128th Maine State Legislature.