The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for the administration of state and federally funded mental health and substance abuse treatment services throughout the commonwealth.
The treatment services are achieved with the assistance of the five branches described below.
To access additional information about each branch, use its "More..." link or the links in the Related Links box.
Adult Mental Health and Recovery Services Branch
The Adult Mental Health Services and Recovery Branch is responsible for oversight of and support to the 14 regional Community Mental Health Centers for the delivery of behavioral health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. More...
Adult Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Services Branch
The Adult Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Services Branch is composed of several special initiatives and programs, including KIDS NOW Plus, Medication Assisted Treatment, Oxford Houses, military and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) services. More...
Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion Branch
The Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion Branch adds to the full array of services offered by the Division of Behavioral Health by using targeted, evidence-based prevention strategies for the reduction in rates of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and abuse, and suicide by Kentuckians. More...
Behavioral Health Quality Assurance Branch
The Behavioral Health Quality Assurance Branch is responsible for monitoring program deliverables outlined in the Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) contracts and Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) for the delivery of behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) services for adults and children
The branch is responsible for creating a quality assurance-based contract monitoring plan and process for the Division of Behavioral Health's statewide system of care that aligns with the triple aim of the national quality strategy:
- Improving the client's experience of care
- Improving population health
- Reducing the cost of care
Children's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Branch
The Children's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Branch is responsible for the oversight of services and supports for children and youth who have or are at-risk of developing behavioral health concerns (including both mental health and substance use), and their families. This includes assisting providers and families in accessing training and coaching in a variety of evidence-based and promising approaches. More...