Behavioral Health Council
The Behavioral Health Council addresses prevention, intervention, and treatment issues of Adults and Children with mental health, alcohol and other drugs, gambling or other program areas related to behavioral health. The Council also acts as Washington County's Local Alcoholism Planning Committee.
Membership shall reflect the County geographic area, including appropriate cultural and ethnic representation. Membership shall include at least:
- One Adult Consumer of mental health services
- One family member of a child recipient of services
- One family member of an adult recipient of services
- One representative of a child-serving social service agency
- One K through 12 school representative
- A member of the Commission on Children and Families
Duties and Responsibilities
- To identify needs and establish priorities for human health service delivery.
- To participate in the selection of service providers.
- To participate in the evaluation of services to assure they are effectively addressing the needs and priorities and are of high quality.
- To provide a community balance and an independent opinion to the Board of Commissioners regarding Department directions, decisions, and proposals including budget.
- To provide a link to the community at large through advocacy, public information, and education activities sponsored by the councils.