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May 2024 Update from BHAM

Happy Spring Montana! We’re so glad you are here with your sun, then rain, then sun, then snow, then rainbow while it’s still snowing. The change of seasons in our great state means there is so much goodness on the horizon. We hope you all are preparing your watercraft, lawn chairs and sunscreen.

Changes are also ahead for BHAM with the pending decision about a new executive director. Just like summer, we can’t wait for all the good things that are ahead for our organization!

BHAM Executive Director Position:

The search for a new Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana Executive Director has closed. Finalists will be interviewed by the Search Committee and chosen by a vote of all BHAM members. Mary will be continue to work part-time to help with the transition and to work on Government Relations for BHAM.

Behavioral Health System for Future Generations Commission (872 Commission):


The last meeting of the 872 Commission will be on May 20th. At their April meeting, they outlined a number of recommendations from DPHHS. You can see the recommendations HERE 

We were thrilled to see so many of the recommendations that BHAM made to the commission had been incorporated into the DPHHS report. 

If you are interested in submitting comments to the commission for the last meeting, please send them here: https://mt.accessgov.com/dphhs/Forms/Page/bhdd/futuregenerationsfeedback/1

Children’s and Families Health and Human Services Interim Committee:

The CFHHS Interim Committee will continue to tackle reform of the Children and Families Services Division. You can sign up for virtual testimony and see the agendas here:   

Meeting Information – Montana State Legislature (mt.gov)

Here is the schedule of meetings for the next year: 
May 9, 2024
July 17 & 18, 2024
September 11, 2024

Please reach out to me if there is anything you need. When we work together, we can solve all the problems out there!

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

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