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Behavioral Health Leadership Institute

Baltimore, MD | http://www.bhli.org
Joined in July 2013

About Us

In early 2003, Baltimore Mental Health Systems, Inc, the local mental health authority for Baltimore City, convened a number of leaders in the academic community to address the issues related to workforce development in community behavioral health , at all levels and across disciplines, and the gap between research findings, policy and practice. BMHS was able to attract the participation of many of the leading academic institutions in the Baltimore area. The group formed a non-profit corporation, as an affiliate of BMHS, named the Behavioral Health Leadership Institute (BHLI). The Board of Directors is comprised of members from several representative institutions as well as the President of BMHS and other individuals who are active in the field of mental health or substance use disorders. The Institute concept is a unique approach to improving the quality of care. It offers a model that integrates service delivery, research, work force development, education and public policy in a unique partnership between academic institutions and a strong local mental health authority.

Mission Statement

The mission of BHLI, incorporated in 2003, is to improve the delivery of mental health/substance use services to vulnerable populations by bridging the gap between community needs, creative and responsive service delivery, workforce development, and research. BHLI’s core values center around the development of programs that are respectful of all participants, high-quality, resource efficient, inclusive, on-judgmental, flexible, individualized and accessible. BHLI Project Connections sites are designed to reach into communities to partner together provide treatment to vulnerable, marginalized populations who experience SUDs and co-occurring mental health and trauma-related disorders. The essence of PC is to partner with community sites to collaboratively provide low-barrier, respectful and evidence-based medication treatment. Currently (pre and post Covid) BHLI operates four PC sites 

In early 2003, Baltimore Mental Health Systems, Inc, the local mental health authority for Baltimore City, convened a number of leaders in the academic community to address the issues related to workforce development in community…

Issue Areas Include

  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse & Addiction

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