MISSION:

To improve our community by leading behavioral health planning and coordination

VISION:

Through the development of a coordinated, accessible, effective and accountable system of behavioral health and support services, the people in our region will reach their highest potential

Guiding Principles

SHARED RESPONSIBILITY:

BHN recognizes and emphasizes the need for a
comprehensive community based system of care
in which all sectors share responsibility for
the health of their community and for providing
services and supports in a coordinated and
collaborative manner. BHN actively strives to serve
as a role model in this respect.

INCLUSIVENESS and MUTUAL RESPECT

BHN stimulates the inclusion of, and mutual respect for, all
community stakeholders, particularly people with behavioral
health needs, into the range of policy and service development
processes it undertakes. Through its processes BHN promotes
a collective will and effort while considering the unique
perspectives and differences of its members, stakeholders
and communities.

TRANSPARENCY

BHN endeavors to build trust through transparency.
The collective work of BHN is promoted,
discussed and shared in an open and transparent
manner with all stakeholders.

ACCOUNTABILITY

BHN recognizes that shared responsibility requires both
individual and collective accountability for success. BHN will
incorporate, track, and report performance measures for its
policy and service development decisions and processes.

We CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, COORDINATE and COLLABORATE for systemic change to:


IMPROVE the overall system of care and support, helping people with behavioral health needs get the help they need when and where they need it. This ensures people get treatment before their illnesses become more serious, more complex, and more difficult and costly to treat.


IDENTIFY critical gaps in the service delivery system and pursue resources needed for our region to fill these gaps and improve care.


ASSIST the health care system to increase efficiencies, which builds capacity to help more people with the same limited amount of public health resources.


DEVELOP relationships and initiatives with multiple sectors of the community to ensure comprehensive and sustainable solutions to regional issues that impact behavioral health.