One Year Update – Behavioral Health Taskforce” provides a brief status update on the processes and structure developed to help achieve the 20 recommendations to improve our state’s system of behavioral health services outlined in May 2015’s “Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems.”

The report created significant momentum among stakeholders invested in expanding services for the thousands of people in South Carolina with a behavioral health condition. Through the Behavioral Health Implementation Leadership Council, IMPH continues to convene state leaders to foster collaborations and forward movement in support of the recommendations and to continue to bring attention to the issues at hand. A comprehensive progress report on the status of each recommendation will be published in the fall of 2016.

Download a copy of “One Year Update – Behavioral Health Taskforce.”

Selected Media Coverage

State ranks near bottom in substance abuse spending (The Greenville News, January 24, 2016)

Greenvillians with mental illness struggle behind the scenes (The Greenville News, February 27, 2016)

Medicaid provision to improve behavioral health access (The Post and Courier, May 3, 2016)

Sharing secrets a powerful tool to defeating the stigma of mental illness (The Greenville News, May 4, 2016)

Spartanburg mental health providers prepare for change in Medicaid payments (The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, May 7, 2016)

Behavioral health treatment options face funding challenges (The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, June 18, 2016)

Spartanburg jail struggles to provide for mental health needs (The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, June 18, 2016)