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Welcome to the Latest News page where you will find the latest news and information on the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency. This page is updated regularly, so check back often.

 

Acting Deputy Secretary for the Behavioral Health Administration Announced

From the Maryland Secretary of Health:

I am pleased to announce Lisa Burgess, M.D. as the acting deputy secretary for the Behavioral Health Administration. Dr. Burgess is a board-certified adult, adolescent and child psychiatrist. She joined the Department in 2012 as a physician advisor in the Medicaid Pharmacy Program and became the chief medical officer for Health Care Financing in 2016.

Please join me in welcoming her to this new role.

Sincerely,

Robert R. Neall

Secretary

Posted: 04/24/2019

Community Health Needs Assessment 2019

The 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) report about Anne Arundel County is now available.

Posted: 02/27/2019

Substance Use Disorder Programs

Maryland Department of Health, Medicaid, is issuing a change in reimbursement for Intensive Outpatien tPrograms (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) for Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

Click here to view the full transmittal.

Posted: 04/23/2019

Children & Youth Mental Health Awareness Day Event

This event will offer resource tables that relate to wellness for youth and families.  There will be a presentation by American Found of Suicide Prevention and breakout wellness rooms.  More information to come!

Click here for the event flyer.

The winner of the Button Design Contest will also be announced at the event.

Click here for more information on the Button Design Contest.  Submissions are due to ahoyt@aamentalhealth.org by April 12, 2019.

Posted: 03/28/2019

FY 20 Grant Application for Administration-Sponsored Capital Program

The Maryland Department of Health, Office of Capital Planning, Budget and Enfineering Services is accepting applications for funding for capital improvements for Substance Use Recovery Residences.  Projects must be for one (or more) of the following:

  • Architectural design
  • Construction and/or renovation of a building
  • Acquisition and or Equipping of a building

Click here for more information.  Click here for the application.

Posted: 03/04/2019

Regional Stakeholder Plan Development Meetings

Save the Date:

Behavioral Health Administration's Division of Planning, Regional Stake holder Plan Development Meetings

Southern Maryland - April 24, 2019

Western Maryland - May 8, 2019

Central Maryland - May 14, 2019

Eastern Shore - May 29, 2019

Click here for the event flyer.

Posted: 02/11/2019

Updated List - Health Care Enrollment Centers in Anne Arundel County

Updated list of the sites where individuals can go and receive assistance with applying for insurance (Medicaid, QHPs through Maryland Health Connection). Please reach out to Kristina Dickinson, at kristinadickinson@aacounty.org, with any questions you may have.

Click here to view the updated list.

Posted: 02/01/2019

COMAR 10.01.18 - Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training

This chapter:

A. Prohibits inappropriate sexual behavior in covered programs; and

B. Adopts awareness and prevention training and reporting requirements regarding inappropriate sexual behavior that a covered program shall fulfill in order to be licensed by the Department or any of its Administrations, or approved by the Department or any of its Administrations to receive funding to provide services in Maryland.

For more information on this chapter of COMAR, please visit the following website:

COMAR 10.01.18

Reporting Form (MDH 4749)

Posted: 01/31/2019

Provider Alert - Recovery Residence Residential Rights Protection Act

A Provider Alert was issued on November 21, 2018 regarding the Recovery Residence Residential Rights Protection Act.  Click here to see the full alert.

Posted: 11/28/2018

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners

Please click here for an important message from the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners regarding new requirements for Criminal History Record Checks for Renewal.

Posted: 07/02/2018

Provider Alert- Beacon Health Care Claim Companion Guide Alert

Please click here.

Posted: 05/14/2018

Finding Quality Treatment For Substance Use Disorders - SAMHSA

Please click here.

Posted: 02/12/2018

Public Awareness Notice About the Dangers of Fentanyl

Please click here to see the attached notice from Beacon- Fentanyl

Posted: 01/17/2018

Provider Alert- Balancing Incentive Program

Beacon Provider Alert Balancing Incentive Program DLA-20 Training and Implementation Update CLICK here.

Posted: 12/23/2016

Pediatrician's Toolkit for Behavioral Health Resources

This web kit for healthcare providers contains early intervention, treatment and support tools that address methal health and substance use issues affecting children, adolescents and their familes: http://aaphysicians.org/pediatricianstoolkit 

 

 

Posted: 01/20/2015

Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

CRISIS WARMLINE
410-768-5522
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-422-0009
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
1-877-676-9854
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

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