Announcement from the Division of Mental Hygiene: Behavioral Health System Planning Forums - Fall 2013

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is hosting three forums to gather input to improve the behavioral health system. Forums are open to all members of the public, and DOHMH is seeking suggestions from a wide range of community stakeholders: consumers, people in recovery, youth, families, providers, peer advocates and peer specialists, advocates and others. 


The Health Department seeks feedback on the following topics:

  • New ways to meet the mental health and substance use service needs of New Yorkers.
  • Strategies you would recommend for engaging and supporting people in care.
  • Approaches to improve access to care and the quality of services through New York State’s Medicaid Redesign initiative. Under this initiative all mental health and substance use services will be paid for by managed care plans.


Forum Dates and Locations:


Monday, October 7, 12pm – 3pm / Register by: Friday, October 4

DOHMH Gotham Center

3rd Floor Auditorium

42-09 28th Street

Long Island City, NY 11101


Tuesday, October 22, 2pm – 5pm / Register by: Monday, October 21

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

2nd Floor North Wing

1040 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10456


        Friday, November 1, 2pm – 5pm / Register by: Thursday, October 31

        DOHMH Auditorium

125 Worth Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10013


To Participate:

  • Call (347) 396-7974 to register to attend.
  • To make public comments in a language other than English, please notify us upon registering at least two weeks prior to the event.
  • Comments will be limited to five minutes per speaker and delivered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Email your testimony to by the registration date. You may also provide a written copy at the forum.
  • You must bring a photo ID to enter the forum.