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Strategies for
organizations serving people

Specializing in behavioral health and human services

DMA Health Strategies, Inc. (DMA) is pleased to announce that we are now officially a member-owned cooperative.  We welcome Wendy Holt into the CEO role. After over 25 years at the firm, her expertise and guidance will provide for a seamless transition.  We also say farewell to Richard H. Dougherty as President and CEO, whose vision and leadership guided the firm from inception through nearly 34 years of an unpredictable and ever-expanding behavioral health landscape. 


The DMA team is committed to helping our clients identify and implement innovative forms of service delivery, promote recovery, improve access, eliminate service gaps, increase quality, and control costs. As always, DMA works to address health inequities and social determinants, striving to achieve behavioral health parity through improved service integration.


DMA Health Strategies provides effective, data-driven strategies to support health systems change and quality improvement.

Our work includes strategic planning, change management, and quality improvement with public and private behavioral health organizations across the country. We are committed to improving our nation's mental health and substance use disorder services by providing the best possible consulting services to its healthcare leaders.

Project Highlights

DMA assisted Health New England to develop a strategy for managing their behavioral health benefits. The DMA team facilitated a planning meeting with senior leadership to review market trends…

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DMA conducted a needs assessment of addiction treatment and recovery services in Boston for the then newly-formed Mayor's Office of Recovery Services in collaboration…

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DMA Health Strategies, Inc. (DMA) is pleased to announce that we are now officially a member-owned cooperative. We welcome Wendy Holt into the CEO role.  After over 25 years at the firm, her expertise and guidance will provide for a seamless transition. We also say farewell to Richard H. Dougherty as President and CEO, whose vision and leadership guided the firm from inception through…

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Using existing national and California data, Wendy Holt and Talia Hahn provide an overview of the prevalence of substance use disorders, their health and social impacts, and the state’s SUD treatment resources in the chart book, Substance Use in California: A Look at Addiction and Treatment (2018…

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DMA is pleased to have supported the City of Boston Mayor's Office of Recovery Services to conduct and write the recently released Youth Substance Use Prevention Strategic Plan. This data driven plan outlines a set of recommendations including: improving cross-sector…

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