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




Location of the meetings will be at:


Secondary Complex
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.


March 4, 2016 Meeting Minutes  

June 17, 2016 Meeting Minutes

August 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes

November 18, 2016 Meeting Minutes

March 3, 2017 Meeting Minutes

June 16, 2017 Meeting Minutes



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 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.


2017 - 2018 Membership Application

BHAC Bylaws

PL 102-321 Section 1914