Behavioral Health Advisory Council
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services established the Behavioral Health Advisory Council (BHAC) on January 1, 2013 in compliance with federal block grant requirements for comprehensive statewide planning. An annual plan, which addresses community-based mental health services for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbance, as well as prevention and treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders, is submitted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is used as the basis for a subsequent implementation report.
The duties of the BHAC include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. review the combined mental health and substance abuse plan and to submit to the State any recommendations of the council for modifications to the plan;
2. serve as advocates for adults with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbance, and individuals with a substance use disorder; and
3. monitor, review, and evaluate, not less than once each year, the allocation and adequacy of mental health and substance use services within the State.
2017 Meeting Dates
June 16, 2017
August 18, 2017
November 17, 2017
2018 Meeting Dates
February 23, 2018 – location change this meeting only to MSP Headquarters, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Conference room 1917, 1st Floor
June 15, 2018 - Secondary Complex, Operations Center, 7285 Parsons Drive, Dimondale MI 48821
August 17, 2018 - Secondary Complex, Operations Center, 7285 Parsons Drive, Dimondale MI 48821
November 16, 2018 - Secondary Complex, Operations Center, 7285 Parsons Drive, Dimondale MI 48821
Location of the meetings will be at:
General Operations Building
7285 Parsons Drive
Dimondale, MI 48821
Conference Room DMB-OPsCenter Conf Room A, B & C
For additional information, please click to send an email to Karen Cashen or call 517-335-5934.
Applications are currently being accepted for 2-year terms to the Behavioral Health Advisory Council (BHAC) for 2017-2018. If you are interested in serving on the BHAC please complete the application, attach your resume, and send them electronically to Karen Cashen at email@example.com by Monday, December 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Important Note: Submitting an application does not warrant appointment as appointments and the size of the BHAC are at the discretion of MDHHS. NOTE: As of 2/20/18, there are no current vacancies on the council.