MISSION

DMA Health Strategies conducts policy research, develops strategy and facilitates continuous improvement in behavioral health and human service organizations to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of services, implement innovative and evidence based programs and expand the use of consumer centered approaches. We accomplish this through system reviews, group facilitation, management and policy research, procurements, and the development of effective marketing communications and proposals.

Message from the CEO

photoAs the pace of change in healthcare accelerates, leaders increasingly recognize the need to dramatically improve health outcomes for people at risk for, or living with, chronic illnesses in the United States. Chronic conditions are the biggest drivers of health care and disability costs, and behavioral health conditions are increasingly recognized as major contributing factors to these costs.


Featured Links

News & Events

Mental Health In California: For Too Many, Care Not There

Wendy Holt is the author of the recently released, California Health Care Foundation publication, Mental Health in California: For Too Many, Care Not There.

Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Wendy Holt and Dana Roth once again presented Children’s Mental Health Initiative National System of Care Expansion Evaluation: Findings on the Financing of Children’s Mental Health Systems of Care Services at the Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida.

Using Medicaid Accountable Care Initiatives to Improve Care for People with Serious Behavioral Health Conditions

The National Council for Behavioral Health recently released the paper Using Medicaid Accountable Care Initiatives to Improve Care for People with Serious Behavioral Health Conditions. The report was prepared by DMA Health Strategies and Chuck Ingoglia and Rebecca Farley David of the National Council.

DMA Welcomes Alison Ireland

Alison Ireland, M.S. has joined DMA as an Associate to assist us with our Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families (CMHI) Evaluation project. More about Ms. Ireland can be found in our staff section.

Comprehesive Psychiatric Services

DMA is pleased to announce that UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry won its bid to take over comprehensive psychiatric services for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health's Southeast Area's state operated services. DMA worked with the Department of Psychiatry to prepare its proposal.

Boston Substance Use Prevention Strategic Plan

DMA is pleased have assisted the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services in the City of Boston with a comprehensive substance use prevention strategic plan for children and youth in the City of Boston. With the opioid crisis and the passage of legislation to legalize marijuana, the need for engaging and consistent evidence-based prevention strategies has never been greater.