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.

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Comprehesive Psychiatric Services

DMA is pleased to announce that UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry has won its bid to take over comprehensive psychiatric services for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health's Southeas 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 be assisting 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 over the next six months. With the opioid crisis and the passage of recent legislation

Measuring MH and SUD Need and Capacity in Massachusetts

DMA partnered with JEN Associates and EBD Consulting to prepare a statewide assessment of mental health and substance use disorder needs and service capacity for the State Health Planning Council.

Events & Conferences

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

Wendy Holt and Dana Roth will present 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 30th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida.

Massachusetts Family Serving Agencies

How organizational size relates to financial condition was the topic of a presentation made by Wendy Holt to the Massachusetts Family Servicing Agencies in April 2015.

Hidden Pictures

DMA supported BasicNeeds US and the town of Lexington in the screening of “Hidden Pictures” on October 22, 2013 at Clark Middle School in Lexington. The screening and panel discussion with filmmaker Delaney Ruston promoted a dialogue on stigma and the burden of mental illness.