In an effort to continue the work of the Coalition communications work group, a full committee meeting will be convened on August 4, 2022, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm in order to discuss next steps. While the amount of increased county funds appears to be $15M, this is not confirmed. There also appears to be a one-time commitment of $100M, again, without detail. Finally, there is the requirement to develop a Behavioral Health Commission, which will explore BH needs across the commonwealth. The communications work group sees some opportunities to connect and educate this group of people.
The meeting on August 4 will:
- Review the communications group efforts during the budget period;
- Discuss strategies to educate the BH commission members;
- Recruit more communications work group members; and
- Set goals for the 2023/24 budget year.