Treating mental health and substance abuse

Health New England partners with the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) for support with mental health and substance abuse services.

As the behavioral health partner to Health New England Be Healthy TM, the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) manages the mental health and substance abuse services for members of the Health New England Be HealthyTM plan. Working collaboratively with Health New England, members, their families, advocates, providers, and other stakeholders, MBHP has created a community-based system of care that integrates mental health and primary care for Members.

MBHP and Health New England Be Healthy TM are committed to ensuring that members receive clinically appropriate, high quality, accessible behavioral health care. To achieve this goal, MBHP has stressed the involvement of consumers and their families to ensure that Health New England Be HealthyTM programs meet Members’ behavioral health needs.
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Behavioral health support for children

The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) is a partnership between the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and MassHealth. Its mission is to strengthen and expand community-based services for children under the age of 21 with serious emotional disturbances.

Through CBHI, MassHealth requires primary care providers to offer standardized behavioral health screenings at well child visits, mental health clinicians to use a standardized behavioral health assessment tool, and provides new or enhanced home and community-based behavioral health services. CBHI also includes a larger interagency effort to develop an integrated system of state-funded behavioral health services for children, youth and their families.
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