Alliance Guiding Principles and Vision for our policy work:
Vision: Alliance member organizations strive to serve the behavioral health care needs of Mainers with the highest quality and most compassionate care available, in the least restrictive environment, in their home community.
Our Board and 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
Alliance Basic 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 129th Maine State Legislature 2019-2010
The Alliance also works with the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), 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.