The Mental Health Association in Michigan

is the only statewide, non-governmental agency concerned with the broad spectrum of mental illness across all age groups.

April 19, 2017

An Open Letter from Multiple Groups to Michigan Legislators on Section 298, 4/18/17

April 17, 2017

Dear Legislators,

Michigan has been and continues to be a leader in behavioral health services. It continues to be one of the most forward thinking behavioral health systems in the nation for persons with serious mental illness, children with emotional disturbances, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and persons with substance use disorders. We are the only state in the nation that provides its behavioral health Medicaid services through a managed care approach while integrating the four main behavioral health disciplines – mental illness, children with emotional disturbances, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders. The state does all of this through a publicly managed and operated CMH/PIHP system, which provides and manages a comprehensive set a benefits to the state’s most vulnerable population.

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