INTEGRATING ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
A New Way Forward
Governor Cuomo has long led the way toward integrated and recovery-oriented behavioral health treatment. Mental health and addiction services are closely connected. Individuals can have co-occurring disorders and require a treatment/recovery plan that addresses all their behavioral health needs.
Under Governor Cuomo, the Office of Addiction Services and Supports and Office of Mental Health have worked and continue to collaborate on numerous projects, including Medicaid Redesign Initiatives, the CHAMP Ombudsman Program, Integrated Service Providers, and a joint Behavioral Health Service Advisory Council.
The state held a series of public listening sessions/meetings for service recipients, providers, and members of the public to comment and provide feedback on how to further unify systems of care and better support and serve New Yorkers with addiction and mental health issues.