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BHHF & the WV MHPC An Evolving Relationship. BHHF & the WV MHPC Duties of MH Planning Councils: Review the MH Block Grant Plan & make recommendations.

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1 BHHF & the WV MHPC An Evolving Relationship

2 BHHF & the WV MHPC Duties of MH Planning Councils: Review the MH Block Grant Plan & make recommendations. Advocate for adults with SMIs and children with SEDs. Monitor, review and evaluate the allocation & adequacy of state MH services. DD Councils receive funds directly from US DHHS for operations vs. no requirements or funds for state planning activities for state SA authorities. AMH, CMH & DADA fund MHPC operations with $59,000.

3 BHHF & the WV MHPC PlanningAdvocacyMonitoring Community Forums Conducted Legislative Committee Meetings MH Block Grant Committee Created Initially Priorities DevelopedLegislative Priorities Developed System Monitoring & Evaluation Committee Replaced BG Committee Announcement of Funding Availability Issued Policy Position Statements Drafted Proposal Reviews Held yearly MH Block Grant Plan/Application Submitted With letter from MHPC Legislative Advocacy Done As Needed Site Visits Conducted Yearly

4 BHHF & the WV MHPC MH Planning Councils mandated (but not funded) beginning in States must engage in MH planning in order to receive MH BG funds. Key stakeholders must be included (consumers, families, parents, agencies). A yearly MH BG application/plan must be submitted by the State. Formula grant awarded to states to promote community- based Systems Of Care. WV $2.6 million a year in MH BG funds. Stakeholders must have input into the plan development.


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