ND Behavioral Health Planning Council to meet July 1

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Behavioral Health Planning Council, a citizen advisory group that includes people with lived experience and other stakeholders, will meet July 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by video conference. The public is welcome to attend.
Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Human Services will report on various behavioral health initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s behavioral health strategic planning implementation efforts and the expansion of home and community-based behavioral health services through a Medicaid 1915(i) State Plan amendment.
Council members will also hear about tribal behavioral health initiatives and the state’s mental health block grant. The North Dakota Department of Health will share information about its Pediatric Mental Health Care Access program, and North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project will report on the behavioral health needs for people with disabilities.
Members will also discuss a proposed vision statement for the state’s behavioral health plan and legislative proposals and will conduct election of officers. Other topics may be discussed.
The council has reserved time for public comment on behavioral health services and issues from 2:45 to 3 p.m. The complete agenda is online at www.nd.gov/dhs/info/publicnotice/index.html.
Interested individuals can join by video at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87942778575, meeting ID: 879 4277 8575 or by phone at 346-248-7799, meeting ID: 879 4277 8575#.