With the support of the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the
CIBHS DMC FORUM creates a collaborative think tank to support
county behavioral health leaders and key local stakeholders in
the planning and implementation of the Drug Medi-Cal Organized
Delivery System. Working with CBHDA, the FORUM will identify
issue areas that warrant a policy and practice deep dive. We know
that there is a rich base of successful practices,
programs,and innovation, going on in counties throughout the
state. We want to capture these ideas. Over the next 8
months, CIBHS will convene the DMC-ODS early implementers,
thought leaders, management practice leaders, and topic
specialists to participate in 6-8 topic workgroups identifying
issues, barriers, challenges, and successes that have emerged.
This project is not intended to duplicate the many management and
technical assistance pathways currently under way but to
compliment them. It is intended to provide a forum for the
exploration of relevant topics in a focus group setting that will
capture innovation, creativity, and expertise –and codify these
into briefing papers. These briefing papers will then be
distributed broadly to the community of administrators, managers,
stakeholders invested in this herculean effort in system
transformation. During the project CIBHS will host a blog on
related discussions and provide quick links to resources.
We hope that you will consider participating in the FORUM.