The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/and Early Intervention, in consultation with the Offices of Managed Care Solutions and Drug & Alcohol, competitively selected Third Horizon Strategies (THS) to analyze the local behavioral health crisis system. THS began its work in March 2022 and continued for one year. The project goals were three-fold:
- Analyze the current state of the Montgomery County public behavioral health crisis continuum for children and adults
- Form a Crisis System Advisory Group (CSAG) to engage community stakeholders and utilize various other strategies to obtain qualitative input
- Deliver a county-wide “Behavioral Health Crisis System Dynamic Enhancement Plan” (enhancement plan)
The enhancement plan is the culmination of THS’ work over the last year and builds on the strong foundation already in place in Montgomery County.