Public Resource Division

Members in the FBHA Public Resource Division work with the Department of Children and Families on state-funded issues; work with the Agency for Health Care Administration on Medicaid issues; and work closely with all Managing Entities. The Public Resource Division further promotes funding for prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support for substance use and mental heath disorders.

Top Accomplishments of 2015-16 FY

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Organized Florida Hill Day Team to Visit Congress 
  • Met Florida Delegation: 2 Senators and 27 House Members 
  • Results: 3 Congressional Sponsors of CARA 
  • Exec. Director Serves on National Council Board of Directors

STATE LEADERSHIP

  • Recognized Voice on Behavioral Health by Legislature and Media
  • SAMH Leadership Team-DCF
  • Drug Policy Advisory Council: Governor Appointee
  • SAMH in the Courts Task Force: Supreme Court Appointee

LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Behavioral Health Enhancements and System Redesign-SB12
  • Physician Designee – can Access PDMP
  • Pharmacy Standing Order for Naloxone Distribution
  • Provider Authorized to be Recipient of Reinvestment Grant

FUNDING

  • $20M – Block Grant Replacement
  • $6M – Reinvestment Grants
  • $10M – Central Receiving System Grants
  • $2.8M – FIT Team Expansion
  • $3.75M – CAT Team Expansion
  • $1M – Community Corrections for Co-Occuring and Mental Health Overlay

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

  • Selected as Administrator for  DCF and OSCA Vivitrol Program 
  • Enrolled 33 Providers
  • 886 Patients Received Medication and Treatment
  • Enrolled Providers in 52 of 67 Counties 
  • Established Physician Assistance Program

FLORIDA’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

  • Organized and Co-hosted the Largest Southeastern Conference on SA and MH Disorders 
  • Over 1,300 Attendees, 75 Workshops, 100 Exhibitors and 21.5 CEUs

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Delivered 33 Educational Workshop and Webinar Programs
  • Over 5,000 Individuals Trained
  • Over 10,000 CEUs Provided
  • 200+ On-Demand Webinars
  • Average Webinar Attendance of 275

MEMBER SUPPORT

  • Convened Florida Prevention Summit – 145 Attended
  • Created and Distributed Heroin/Opioid Media Kit
  • Promoted Housing for SUD and Mental Health
  • Policy Meetings with State Agencies: AHCA, DCF, DOC
  • Membership in National Council